The Bay of Colwyn covers the North Wales coastal town of Colwyn Bay and its neighbouring communities of Old Colwyn in the East and Rhos-on-Sea to the West, extending inland through the Pwllycrochan Woods to incorporate Upper Colwyn Bay and the village of Bryn y Maen.
Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve
Bryn Euryn is a prominent limestone hill overlooking Rhos on Sea, with fine views from the summit. It is a rich mixture of grassland and woodland, part of it being a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It also has great historical interest with Llys Euryn – a house dating from the 15th century – and a hilltop fort from the 6th century. It is well served by a network of paths, including the Summit Trail, which links Llys Euryn and the fort at the summit. There is a waymarked circular walk through the woods. An accompanying leaflet will help you explore the area, while providing information on its history and wildlife.
Harlequin Puppet Theatre
01492 548166 http://puppetshow.info/
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.
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
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
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
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 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: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/northwalesrugbyunion
01492 577888 http://www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk
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 Theatre Colwyn from venues all over the world.
Welsh Mountain Zoo
01492 532938 http://www.welshmountainzoo.org
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!