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    • nikkilou1984
    • By nikkilou1984 11th Oct 10, 12:18 PM
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    Welsh Mountain Zoo
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    Welsh Mountain Zoo 11th Oct 10 at 12:18 PM
    Has anyone ever been to this zoo?

    If so, is it worth a visit?

    Thanks
    Nikki
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    • FatAndy
    • By FatAndy 11th Oct 10, 12:35 PM
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    We've developed a family tradition of visiting WMZ each Christmas Eve as they usually offer very cheap admission on that day.

    It's not the greatest zoo as far as animals are concerned but it's still well worth a visit for the scenary alone. It's set in woodland on the side of a hill (not a mountain!) and to get around you have follow little country trails. There are some pretty stunning views of the surrounding area and down towards Snowdonia if the weather is clear enough. There's also picnic areas so you can take your own food (or there's a cafe if you want something hot).

    Look out for a leaflet called 'Ten Top Attractions' that's available from tourist information points and has a voucher for the zoo. I think it's £1.50 off an adult admission which isn't a huge amount but this a money saving forum after all.

    There are pictures here which might give an idea of what's on offer - http://www.qype.co.uk/place/198888-Welsh-Mountain-Zoo-Colwyn-Bay
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    • nikkilou1984
    • By nikkilou1984 11th Oct 10, 12:50 PM
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    Thanks again

    I did see something about the "ten top attractions" voucher but thought it was a brochure that had to be posted out, and as we are going on our "mini-holiday" on wednesday i didn't think it would arrive in time so thanks for the tip of picking up the leaflet from a tourist information points *thumbs up*
    • FatAndy
    • By FatAndy 11th Oct 10, 2:01 PM
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    I hope my comments about the zoo made sense. I realise it sounds a bit odd to suggest visiting a zoo that doesn't have a large collection of animals but WMZ is a great place to visit, especially when the weather's good which it is at present (I'm in Colwyn Bay at the moment and there are blue skies, sunshine and not a cloud in the sky ).


    Ten Top Attractions is a leaflet that you can pick up for free. It actually contains discount vouchers for twelve attractions across North Wales, none of which are particularly generous but if you're going anyway you may as well use them. They have got a website which shows the attractions involved but for some reason they haven't made the vouchers downloadable so you have to get hold of an actual leaflet.

    http://www.tentop.co.uk/


    The tourist information centre in Llandudno is in the library (which is in the town centre opposite Marks and Spencer) and they should have some. Otherwise you'll find leaflet displays in various random locations including Asda in Llandudno and just outside the entrance to Morrisons in Colwyn Bay.
    Last edited by FatAndy; 11-10-2010 at 2:07 PM.
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    Baby we were born to walk

    • pinkmami
    • By pinkmami 11th Oct 10, 3:29 PM
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    I have & I wouldn't bother again TBH. Much prefer Chester Zoo.
    • nikkilou1984
    • By nikkilou1984 12th Oct 10, 9:55 PM
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    I have & I wouldn't bother again TBH. Much prefer Chester Zoo.
    Originally posted by pinkmami
    Why wouldn't you bother again? (just out of interest)
    • nikkilou1984
    • By nikkilou1984 12th Oct 10, 9:57 PM
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    • 12th Oct 10, 9:57 PM
    I hope my comments about the zoo made sense. I realise it sounds a bit odd to suggest visiting a zoo that doesn't have a large collection of animals but WMZ is a great place to visit, especially when the weather's good which it is at present (I'm in Colwyn Bay at the moment and there are blue skies, sunshine and not a cloud in the sky ).


    Ten Top Attractions is a leaflet that you can pick up for free. It actually contains discount vouchers for twelve attractions across North Wales, none of which are particularly generous but if you're going anyway you may as well use them. They have got a website which shows the attractions involved but for some reason they haven't made the vouchers downloadable so you have to get hold of an actual leaflet.

    http://www.tentop.co.uk/


    The tourist information centre in Llandudno is in the library (which is in the town centre opposite Marks and Spencer) and they should have some. Otherwise you'll find leaflet displays in various random locations including Asda in Llandudno and just outside the entrance to Morrisons in Colwyn Bay.
    Originally posted by FatAndy
    Thanks FatAndy, you've been really helpful

    Defo gona visit the zoo, especially as the weather is nice and its fairly cheap (inc. voucher haha). Gona go to the zoo on friday on our way home
    • nikkilou1984
    • By nikkilou1984 16th Oct 10, 9:56 PM
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    Went to the zoo friday afternoon and really enjoyed it! Spent about 3hours there and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    Can get really close to some of the animals, unlike at other Zoo's and the setting is AMAZING

    Very glad we went and will defo go again if we are ever in North Wales again
    • FatAndy
    • By FatAndy 23rd Oct 10, 5:36 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 10, 5:36 PM
    WMZ have a Halloween Spooktacular event running from 25th - 31st October to coincide with the school half term. The event will include a pumpkin carving competition with prizes on offer at the end of the week. Any child arriving with a pumpkin will get free admission (providing they are with a paying adult). Child admission is normally £7.25 and Asda are currently selling pumpkins for £1 so there's a potential saving of £6.25 per child. At the end of the week the pumpkins get fed to the animals.

    http://www.welshmountainzoo.org/events.php
    The fridge is empty, the walls are damp, there's no hot water
    And I look like a tramp and tramps like us
    Baby we were born to walk

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