When you pay to come into the Zoo and when you buy something you are giving essential income so that the Zoo can carry out its various developments and activities. If you would like to help the Welsh Mountain Zoo in its work please donate to: Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales, Donation Department, Old Highway, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, LL28 5UY

The Zoo also has a number of schemes where you can become more involved with the animals or the work of the Zoo:

Direct Donation

You can also support the work of the Zoological Society of Wales by direct donation, covenant or legacy. For further information write to: The Appeals Organiser, Zoological Society of Wales, Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay North Wales LL28 5UY or email: marketing@welshmountainzoo.org or click the button below.


Click here to make a donation online

Individual Responses

Throughout the year the Zoo runs campaigns and competitions to raise funds for specific projects. Every little helps and we hope you have fun joining in.

Amazon Wish List

Rather than donating money, you might want to purchase something specific from our Amazon Wish List, which may be some food for some of the animals, or items that we can use for enrichment. Click to see the Wish List

Adoption Scheme

Adopting an animal is one of the best ways of supporting the work of the Zoo. A Zoo Parent or Adopter directly contributes to the upkeep and welfare of the adopted animal. See the Zoo Adoption page.

Animal Encounter Scheme

The ‘Animal Encounter’ scheme is intended to provide visitors to the Welsh Mountain Zoo, by advance booking only, with the opportunity to feed and learn about certain animals. We believe this will enhance your enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of the animals. The fees charged are put to further the Zoo’s charitable conservation and education objectives. See the Animal Encounter page. 


Individual or Company Sponsorship

The Zoo attracts sponsorship from a range of businesses who can promote their company name and simultaneously be actively involved in the local community and supportive of the wider environmental and conservation aims of the Society. For instance, both local and national companies attached their names to the Chimpanzee World development. There is scope for company involvement in all Zoo projects and events – perhaps as a principal sponsor providing major financial assistance or on a smaller scale with help in kind.


One of the most effective ways you can support the zoos charitable objectives, remember the zoo and the animals in your will. See the Legacies page

Corporate Events

Are you looking for an extraordinary location to host an event that will motivate and excite your staff? The Welsh Mountain Zoo could be the ideal venue for you (out of season only). A unique location with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, diverse botanical gardens and rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world, amalgamate to offer the perfect venue for your conference, meeting or team building day. For availability dates and further information please email the Events Co-ordinator:  marketing@welshmountainzoo.org