It's a Winter Wonderland at the Zoo this Christmas


November 25, 2021

The Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales, has revealed its glittering Christmas itinerary with a wealth of festive activities, as well as half price entry, to help celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Plans include the Reindeer Roundup trail where young visitors are invited to help Santa round up his reindeer by solving animal-themed riddles.  

Children's Winter tale storytelling, hosted by Conwy libraries, will take place in the WILD Centre on 23rd December throughout the day, beginning at 10am and finishing at 3pm. Christmas Crafts will also be open to all, every day between 18th-22nd December and 24th December, between 10am -12pm. 

For the first time ever, the Zoo will be hosting its Winter Wasteland, their take on the classic winter wonderland, but now made out of recycled materials. This magical winter wasteland made from recycled products, can be explored outside the WILD Centre and inside the Media Centre.

The grounds will also be filled with tree-strung fairy lights, creating an enchanted exciting festive atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Charlotte Dykes, Marketing Manager of the Welsh Mountain Zoo commented: “Each year, we try to introduce something new over the festive season for our visitors to enjoy. This year is no exception with our storytelling sessions, crafts and ‘Winter Wasteland,’ where we’ve recreated an amazing ‘wonderland’ crafted from reused objects gathered from across the Zoo grounds.

The Zoo is also spreading some winter magic with the offer of half-price tickets during the Christmas period. All visitors can enjoy half price entry from 11th December 2021 to 9th  January 2022. 

“Christmas is a perfect time to visit the Zoo and can be a tradition for many of our visitors. We look forward to welcoming Zoo lovers from both our local community and further afield, as we kickstart our festivities this December right through to January.”

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is open every day from 9.30am – 3:30pm during this time, only closing for Christmas Day.