California Sea Lions | Welsh Mountain Zoo

California Sea Lions

Come and experienece one of the most fun and friendly residents here at the Zoo, our CALIFORNIA SEA LIONS!

In line with government guidance on COVID-19, we’ve made some changes to our Zoo operations. For the latest updates on safety measures in place please click here.

Sea Lions are super intelligent and incredible animals!

Fishy treats are on the menu as you spend 20-30 minutes meeting and interacting* with our Sea Lions. Find out some interesting fascinating facts from your 1-2-1 chat with our keeper and learn more about these wonderful marine animals!

*There will be a protective safety barrier between you and this animal during your encounter.

This encounter is:

£85 for 1 person

£110 for 2 people

Purchasing an animal encounter INCLUDES entry for participants in both the single and double encounters + 1 extra free entry per encounter.

Participants MUST be 7+ years to take part in any of our animal experiences. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

A maximum of 2 people may take part in the California Sea Lion encounter per day.

Pre-booking is required for this experience, with at least a week's notice preferable (longer for dates requested in school holidays).

Please note that during busy periods, Animal Encounters can take up to 7 working days to be processed.

Encounters are not confirmed for a requested date until confirmed by the Zoo.

All participants will be required to wear of face covering at all times whilst taking part in the encounter. This requirement applies to both adults and children.

For our Animal Experiences Terms and Conditions please click here.


If you have a voucher code from either of these websites, please fill in this form and send to who will be in touch.

Please bear in mind that dates normally book up at least a month in advance. When filling out the form, please give at least 4 dates which would suit you.


An open ended dated encounter letter can be posted to a lucky recipient! When filling out the 'dates' form, please type 'GIFT', so your encounter is left open dated.

Please email: to check availability.

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