A ZOO has made the shortlist for two national awards.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay has been recognised in both the Best Animal Day Out and Best Attraction Event categories as part of the Wales regional final in the Day Out with the Kids awards.

They have also made the shortlist for the Best Day Out award at the Welsh Hospitality Awards 2019. This is for the third year running.

Jennifer Jesse, director of Operations and Administration at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, said: “It’s always fantastic to be shortlisted for any award but being associated with awards that are voted for by our visitors, the wider public, is particularly rewarding. We look forward to discovering the results imminently.

The regional winners for Day Out With The Kids will be revealed on October 24.

Winners of the Welsh Hospitality Awards 2019 are chosen by members of the public. The awards ceremony will be taking place in Cardiff on November 11.

Jennifer added: “Day Out with the Kids is an incredibly popular platform for families and adults looking to discover new fun events to enjoy with their little ones, both on their doorsteps and further afield whilst the Welsh Hospitality Awards offer fantastic recognition within our industry."

Also making the shortlist for Day Out with the Kids awards is Bodnant Garden, under categories Best for Little Kids and Best Attraction Event and Llandudno Chocolate Experience under the Best Educational Day Out.

Bodnant Garden is a National Trust property near Tal-y-Cafn. The Chocolate Experience is a tourist attraction. Visitors can weave their way through nine eras.