If you're looking for things to do in Colwyn Bay, look no further. This guide will take you on a tour of the top attractions in this charming Welsh town. From the impressive Colwyn Bay Pier to the beautiful sandy beaches, there's something for everyone in this delightful seaside destination.
Colwyn Bay’s proximity to Llandudno’s attractions and easy access via rail draws visitors from far and wide. With plenty of comfortable places to stay, and stunning scenery, you won’t want to leave.
1. Relax on Colwyn Bay Beach
Offering the traditional seaside experience, Colwyn Bay beach has a large sweep of soft golden sand, curving around the bay and backed by the smooth lines of the promenade. Awarded the highest accolade - a Blue Flag, the beach is clean, with excellent water quality and, in compliance with the award, environmental education activities are widely promoted.
Colwyn Bay’s pier has survived several fires, and, although much shorter than its original length, still retains the grandeur of the Victorian pier, with ornate metalwork and authentic colour scheme.
Popular with families, the beach also attracts kayakers, surfers and sailors, and once the sand castles are built, the promenade is lined with cafes, local shops and colourful amusement arcades. Perfect for forgetting the hustle and bustle, Colwyn Bay Beach makes for a great day out.
- Perfect for families
- Blue Flag beach
- Colwyn Bay Beach Website
2. Go Wild at Welsh Mountain Zoo
If you're looking for an animal-filled day out, a visit to the Welsh Mountain Zoo is a must.
Overlooking the beautiful landscape around Colwyn Bay, the zoo is home to a wide range of animals from all over the world. Snow Leopards and Sumatran Tigers roam through their jungle filled enclosure, gorgeously cheeky ring tailed lemurs bounce from branch to branch while man’s closest relatives - the chimpanzees, watch their antics, and over at the Children’s Farm the cutest rabbits nibble grass and explore.
One thing that makes this zoo so special is its focus on conservation. The team of experienced and dedicated keepers are doing everything they can to help preserve threatened species and educate visitors about the importance of animal conservation. Many of the zoo’s inhabitants are part of managed breeding programmes, ensuring the survival of their species. By adopting your favourite animal - meerkats, penguins, red pandas or something else, you can help conserve them for future generations.
So if you're looking for a fun, interesting and educational day out with the family, head for the Welsh Mountain Zoo.
- See over 140 animal species all in one place
- Entry from £9.30
- Welsh Mountain Zoo Website
3. Go Mad at Eirias Park and Waterpark
With plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, Eirias Park and Waterpark is a great destination for a summer, or winter, day out.
Covering 50 acres, the parkland is home to a beautiful boating lake, landscaped gardens, children’s playground, and even a fantastic miniature railway. Outdoor sports facilities include athletics tracks, floodlit hockey and football pitches, and tennis courts. A choice of indoor pools, waterslides and saunas are accompanied by a fully equipped fitness gym.
Eirias Events Centre provides high quality event facilities, designed for hosting live music, sporting events, features a full year round programme of events and performances.
- Perfect for families
- Enjoy watersports, live music, wonderful nature walks and much more
- Eirias Park and Waterpark Website
Colwyn Bay is a fantastic holiday destination, with beaches, friendly locals and lots of fun things to do - you won’t want to leave
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