Attractions and Places of Interest

Harlequin Puppet Theatre

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The Harlequin Puppet Theatre is a puppet theatre at Rhos-on-Sea, Wales. Britain's oldest permanent puppet theatre, the Harlequin was built in 1958 by Eric Bramall and is now run by his former puppeteer partner, Chris Somerville. It is open throughout the main school holiday periods: the February, Easter, Spring Holiday and October half-terms together with the main Summer Season from the end of July into early September. Shows are daily at 3pm and are designed to appeal to the whole family.  Most shows last an hour and a half or more. There is an interval when ice cream is available.      

Pwllycrochan Woods Discovery Trail

An information document has been designed to be an informative introduction to Pwllycrochan Woods Local Nature Reserve.

  • Recent history of Pwllycrochan
  • Woodland habitat, food chains, wildlife, tree species
  • Seasonal changes in Pwllycrochan
  • Woodland management

 There is a separate Discovery Trail document (a 4 page hand out type document) that is designed to be used on the trail itself.  The questions and activities are aimed primarily at 7-11 year olds.

The Teachers' Discovery Trail Guide Notes is an accompanying document that provides the answers and explanatory notes to the Discovery Trail activities.

For further information, click here

Bryn Cadno Nature Reserve

Bryn Cadno is situated to the south of the western half of Colwyn Bay. To the north of the site lies the residential area know as Colwyn Heights. The south eastern side borders with open countryside. Formerly part of a golf course this grassland site provides open space and attractive panoramic views from the mountains around to the Great and Little Orme. A small seasonal pond offers additional interest, with surrounding scrub being mainly composed of willow. For further information, click here

Porth Eirias

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The new facilities at Porth Eirias have created a fantastic destination for watersports lovers across the whole of North Wales, and England. Colwyn Bay Watersports is a community interest company working with Conwy County Borough Council to deliver watersports tuition from the Porth Eirias site. CELEBRITY CHEF Bryn Williams, one of Wales’ best known culinary exports, will run the bistro at watersports centre Porth Eirias.  

The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo

The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo
This is a tiny little church on Rhos Point, Colwyn Bay. You could probably squeeze in six worshippers, and it is thought to be the smallest church in Wales and indeed the whole of the British Isles.

Pwllycrochan Woods and Local Nature Reserve

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This prominent woodland stretches across the slopes behind the town of Colwyn Bay. The wood is almost entirely deciduous with a variety of native trees and exotic species such as sweet chestnut and firs.   Further information can be found here.

Colwyn Bay Beach

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Colwyn Bay beach is a wonderful beach. Stretching 3 miles from Rhos Point to Penmaenhead, Colwyn Bay beach offers a safe environment for the whole family. Additional information is available from Conwy County Borough Council Waterfront improvement works will be taking place from March - July 2014. Please see the county council website for regular updates.

Eirias Park

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Eirias Park is Conwy's premier sporting and non sporting attraction situated in Colwyn Bay with fifty acres of beautiful parkland. The infrastructure consists of indoor and outdoor facilities to allow visitors to relax and enjoy one of Colwyn Bay's finest areas.  Click here for more information on Eirias Park.     Eirias Park is the home of RGC (Rygbi Gogledd Cymru) For more information:

Theatr Colwyn

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This 329 seat theatre hosts a wide variety of performances ranging from dance and drama to music concerts, Welsh language shows, and a very popular Christmas pantomime.  It also has a thriving cinema audience, with patrons enjoying a variety of films all screened with the latest 4K digital technology. Fans of live performance will also benefit from the technology upgrade, as ‘alternative content’ such as plays, operas and ballets will be beamed live via satellite direct to Theatr Colwyn from venues all over the world.  

Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens are home to our caring conservation zoo. Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Red Pandas and Sumatran Tigers!