The Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales has announced record figures of 5816 during this Easter Weekend, making it the highest visitor numbers for this weekend alone in five years.

Exceptionally high visitor numbers met with record weather highs across Wales during which time people of all ages flocked to the zoo for a fun packed Easter day out.

The zoo hosted its first ever Easter Egg hunt which saw 90 junior egg seekers scour a themed area of the zoo for clues to land their very own chocolate treat. Also open to all visitors was an Easter trail as well as a range of art and craft fun and activities, all at no extra cost.

Jennifer Jesse, Director of Operations and Administration at the Welsh Mountain Zoo said: “This has been an egg-stra special weekend for us. We've had record numbers on Easter Sunday which is brilliant and sets a new high for us.

“Easter time is always one of the busiest periods of the year for us and the warm weather combined with some additional fun events and attractions, has proved to be a real winner.

“Reflecting on the same period last year when we were hit with snow and cold weather, this Easter has been undoubtedly a stark contrast to 2018 and we look forward to welcoming more visitors through the gates as the warm spell continues. Our Easter offers are still running until 28th and we look forward to sharing the Easter celebrations with more animal lovers for the remainder of the holiday.”