Is There a Zoo in Wales?
With Wales well known for its rugged landscape, endless countryside views and infamous wet weather, animal fans may be asking; is there a zoo in Wales? Surprisingly, the answer is a resounding yes, and there are plenty of Wales zoos where everyone can take a walk on the wild side.
Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire
Starting life as a simple farm attraction, Folly Farm has since grown to encompass over 100 different species and is the only zoo in Wales where you can see giraffes. With plenty to see and do, including a sloth retirement centre and Europe’s largest undercover vintage funfair it’s a great trip out for the whole family.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
The perfect opportunity to get close and personal with over 150 different marine species, Anglesey Sea Zoo is an all-weather attraction that’s perfect for underwater adventurers. Inside, there are over 40 tanks featuring the best of British marine life, including eels, seahorses, octopus and jellyfish.
Highlights include their British seahorse breeding programme and the fascinating Lobster Hatchery of Wales. The fun doesn’t end there though. Outside, little ones can explore the adventure playground, take a bounce the Octojump bouncy castle and take on the parents on the crazy golf course.
Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay
Perched above Colwyn Bay sits the Welsh Mountain Zoo. The conservation spot is home to a variety of species and is the oldest zoo in Wales. Spanning 37 acres across the Welsh countryside, the zoo is home to over 140 species, including chimpanzees, sea lions and Sumatran tigers.
Manor Wildlife Park, Tenby
Another Pembrokeshire must-see, this countryside wildlife park is home to a full menagerie of species. From squirrel monkeys, zebras and camels to giant bunnies and pygmy goats, there’s a range of fauna to see. With many of Manor Wildlife Park’s exhibits offering hands-on experiences, it’s the perfect spot to head to for a fun, engaging and educational day out.