The Easter holidays are almost upon us, and how to fill those days will be top of many lists.

One family favourite destination in the region is Welsh Mountain Zoo, and they have added a fun 'eggs-travaganza' timetable of events from April 9-24.

• The Golden Egg Hunt - April 15, 16, 17 and 18. Can you find the golden egg? The hunt will take place twice a day, at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Everyone gets a prize at the end of each hunt!

Please note the Egg Hunt is free of charge but places need to be booked in advance as there is a 10 children limit per session. For more information or to book a place on the Egg Hunt, please email

• White Rabbit Trail - running throughout Easter, April 9-24, around the zoo. You could be in with a chance of winning an amazing bag of Welsh Mountain Zoo goodies!

• Easter Crafts will take place in the WILD Centre on April 12, 14, 19 and 21. Drop in anytime between 10am-noon.


Easter fun at Welsh Mountain Zoo.

Easter fun at Welsh Mountain Zoo.


The Welsh Mountain Zoo is set on one of the most picturesque and unique landscapes for any UK Zoo, occupying some 37 acres of lush green landscape overlooking Colwyn Bay and the Carneddau mountains in North Wales.

The zoo is home to over 140 species, including some big cats - Sumatran tigers and margays - and Eurasian brown bears.

Your own cheeky monkeys will love to check out the zoo's primates, including chimpanzees, spider monkeys, lar gibbons and cotton top tamarins.

There are so many animals to see, from mammals and birds to reptiles and amphibians.

For some of the zoo's littlest visitors, the is the Children's Farm, featuring a cute group of fun and furry animals. Guinea pigs, chickens, ducks and rabbits live at the farm, housed in spacious enclosures where they can run, hop, strut and swim.


Eurasian brown bear at Welsh Mountain Zoo. Photo: Shaun Wilson

Eurasian brown bear at Welsh Mountain Zoo. Photo: Shaun Wilson


A visit to Welsh Mountain Zoo really is a full day experience, and there are plenty of options to make the most of it.

There is the Penguin Cafe, with panoramic views across the estuary, overlooking the penguin and chimpanzee enclosures.

Or tuck in at the zoo's flagship Safari Restaurant, right next to the Sumatran tigers enclosure.

If you’re simply looking for some quick food on the go, ice creams and drinks are available from the Zoolicious sweet shop or Penguin Kiosk.

And there is also lots of space outside to enjoy and relax on the grassy slopes, plenty of space for picnics!

Looking for a keepsake of your trip? The Zoovenir Gift Shop offers a wide variety of gifts and souvenirs. Treat yourself to a t-shirt, cuddly toy, or become an animal adopter.

If you have some younger family members with energy to burn, visit the Jungle Adventureland. Terrific fun for children of all ages, and the Tarzan Trail is a real challenge that can keep them entertained for hours!

For more details, visit


Sumatran tiger at Welsh Mountain Zoo. Photo: Shaun Wilson

Sumatran tiger at Welsh Mountain Zoo. Photo: Shaun Wilson


• To celebrate this great family day out location, the Leader has teamed up with Welsh Mountain Zoo to give away one family ticket (2 adults, 2 children).

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is share a photo of you and/or your family enjoying one of your favourite days.

This could be from the zoo, at the beach or park, in your garden or on a holiday abroad, however you and your family love to have fun!

Send your entries direct here by Friday, April 22, 2022 or email - including details of who/where is pictured, and a contact number.

All entries will be eligible to win, with our winner picked at random.

Don't forget to include a daytime number as the winners may be notified by phone. The competition is not open to employees of Newsquest Ltd or the prize sponsor and their families.

If the competition is sponsored we reserve the right to send the details of your entry, including your contact details to the competition's sponsor. For full terms and conditions visit Winners may be required to collect prizes in person, have their photograph taken and participate in local publicity.