Last weekend we were lucky enough to have a complimentary stay at Travelodge for two nights in return for a review. I have always wanted to visit Llandudno since I moved up north almost 6 years ago. We almost made it in the summer when we camped nearby, but had to leave early due to poor weather, and being new to camping, we decided not to push ourselves too much.
After researching what to do nearby to fill a day, we came across the Welsh Mountain Zoo. They were running a selfie competition to win tickets for entry, and we won. Yeay. So that was a must. After a gorgeous breakfast at the coffee corner in Colwyn Bay, we drove up the hill to the zoo. It was almost empty, and it felt like we had the place to ourselves.
We were wrapped up warm... and it was certainly needed. We could see snow on the tops of the mountains/hills nearby.
As we walked up to the monkeys, we could here them making silly noises. And as soon as we walked near the enclosure, one came running over to say hello and to greet the girls.
The same happened at the meerkats too. They were just as curious over the girls, as they were with them.
We went into the alligator house and reptile house, but as it was so cold outside, both my glasses and the camera lens steamed up, so couldn't get any photos inside.
The girls saw a park, and we just had to have a little go. Grandma helped S.
...and it was nice to see them both smiling even though they were both ill...
... and J just wanted to see if she could make them bounce at the top....
|Three little monkeys|
It was then time to warm up with a nice hot chocolate.
...then it was time to go back outside to see the sea lion show...
..but J soon got distracted, and wanted to pose for the camera instead.... I think the bar was right at her eye level so she couldn't easily see what was going on, and she didn't want to crouch down... she is too big now to lift for long periods.
...it was then time to return back to the park after seeing the flamingos and penguins...
....we had soon seen all the animals there was to see, unfortunately they didn't have S's favourite animal... the giraffe, so she was a little upset. But she soon cheered up with the promise of going to the seaside nearby.
It was a lovely morning, made even more special as the animals seemed interested in seeing us, unlike at other zoo's. Why not check their twitter feed out to see if you can win the next competition. If not, they have discounted rates before Christmas, and even though its cold, its still worth while going.