The Best Zoos and Aquariums in North Wales

A day at the zoo or aquarium is always a popular choice for families, and there is plenty to do in North Wales for animal lovers. Our caravans for sale, North Wales, are just a short distance from the animal attractions, so a day out is an easy option. There are three main animal attractions, plus several farm parks that children and adults will enjoy visiting, so the animals, birds and fish you see range from the exotic and rare to the domestic and friendly!

Sea lion at Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

If you want to see some awe-inspiring animals and endangered animals, the Welsh Mountain Zoo is an excellent choice, with lemurs, tigers and a snow leopard to see. There are animal encounters held every day along with a chance to be a keeper for a day (advance booking is required for the keeper experience). Highlights at the Welsh Mountain Zoo include the chimpanzee family, displays from the sea lions and the adorable penguins. There is also a fine collection of birds, from colourful macaws to the silent owls.

The zoo is open every day except Christmas Day, from 9.30am to 6pm during the summer, they close at 5pm from 28th October to 30th November and 1st February to 24th March 2019 and 4.30pm in December and January. Standard admission price for adults is £13.35 and for children is £10.05. Under three-year-olds are free, and discounts are available for seniors, students, disabled and carers and if you book tickets online.

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo is an all-weather attraction, and with a  focus on British marine life, every visitor is sure to learn something new. There are over 40 tanks holding fascinating creatures which can be found around the UK coast such as cuttlefish, seahorses, lobsters and octopus! You can find out about the various habitats and the research and conservation work that helps them. Kids will love the No Bone Zone, with incredible invertebrates, the spooky Shipwreck and the seahorses where you can learn about the extraordinary creatures!

The Anglesey Sea Zoo is open every day, including bank holidays, 10am to 4.45pm (last entry) and the café serves hot food until 4pm. Tickets are £7.25 for children age 3+, £8.25 adults age 16+ and £7.70 for seniors and concessions.

Rhyl SeaQuarium

The Rhyl SeaQuarium has nine zones and an underwater tunnel full of fish and marine creatures from all over the world. Highlights of the SeaQuarium include the first moon jellyfish displayed in North Wales, the beach zone for tropical terrapins, spider crabs, the tropical reef with puffer fish, sharks, clownfish and colourful corals and anemones. The Rocky Coasts and Sandy Shores zone also gives visitors a glimpse of the marine habitats around Britain and the surprising wildlife you find there. For children who want to be hands-on, the Touchpool encounters are held throughout the day at the Rockpool Zone, where you can get up close to a variety of animals.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm with the last admission at 4pm. Tickets are £9.75 for adults (16+), £8.75 for children (3-15 years), under 3’s are free, and concessions are £8.99.

Bodafon Farm Park, Llandudno

This family-friendly attraction has a combination of traditional farm animals like donkeys, sheep and rabbits and some more unusual animals such as llamas, red deer and rare-breed cows. You can feed some of the animals with some feed available from the café. Bodafon also has a large collection of raptors and owls, where you can see amazing birds of prey like peregrine falcons and an assortment of British owls. A café is on site at the farm, serving up sandwiches, light bites and pub lunch meals, with a children’s menu also available.

Admission to the farm is free and is open all year round.

Foel Farm Park, Anglesey

Children who love animals will definitely enjoy a trip to Foel Farm Park as not only do you meet loads of great animals, but you can also experience what it is like to be on a real working farm. There are tractor and trailer rides, quad bike rides and pony rides. Children can also feed the animals at the farm, including sheep, goats and donkeys, and in spring there are new baby animals to meet as well! Also on site is the Anglesey Chocolate Farm where you can see the chocolatier make some delicious treats in the workshop.

The farm is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm in the summer. Admission is £7.50 for adults, £7 for seniors and students, £6.50 for children and under 3’s are free. Family tickets are also available.

Have a look at our blog to learn more about attractions and activities near our caravan parks and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to know more about holiday homes in North Wales.

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