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Belfast Zoo
(1)  Belfast Zoological Gardens entrance
(13)  Red panda at Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoological Gardens is located in North Belfast on the slopes of Cave Hill. This unique location provides unrivalled views across Belfast Lough with only a 15-minute drive from the city centre. The 55 acre site is home to more than 130 species, many of which are facing increasing dangers in their natural habitats.

The zoo carries out vital conservation work, both in Northern Ireland and around the world, taking part in global and collaborative breeding programmes which help to ensure the future survival of species under threat.

Swing by with your ‘little monkeys’ for a ZOOPER day out, waddle over to visit the penguins and other favourites at feeding time and pick up a special ‘zoovenir’ at the photography base camp. You can also visit all of the latest zoo babies!

Meet the animals:

• Asian elephants and Rothschild’s giraffe herd

• Barbary lion pride and Sumatran tigers

• California sea lions and penguins

• Ring-tailed lemurs and crowned sifakas

• Western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees and Moloch gibbons

• Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo

• Andean bears and Malayan sun bears

• Red panda

• Linne’s two-toed sloth

• Giant anteaters

• Malayan tapirs

• Native species including red squirrels, barn owls and Irish black honeybee

• The reptile and amphibian house

A ZOOPER day out!

Animal feeding times

If you are potty about penguins, mad about monkeys or barmy about bears, then don’t forget to visit your favourite animal at feeding time!

Adventurers’ Learning Centre

Adventurers’ can jump on board to cross crocodile creek, tunnel through meerkat mound or slither to snake island at the zoo’s play area, the Adventurers’ Learning Centre.

Walk on the wild side

Ever fancied feeding a penguin, having lunch with a lemur or getting up close to a herd of giraffes? Walk on the wild side and make your day out even more memorable with a penguin, giraffe or ring-tailed lemur experience. Book your experience today by calling 028 9077 6277.

Opening times

Summer 10:00 - 18:00

Last admission is 17:00

Animal houses close at 18:00

The Zoovenir Shop closes at 18:00

The zoo closes at 18:00

Winter 10:00 - 16:00

Last admission is 14:30

Animal houses close at 15:00

The Zoovenir Shop closes at 16:00

Price list

Admission type

Price with donation: Adult (aged 17 and above) £13 . Price without donation: £12.50

Child (aged four to 16) with donation £6.50, £6.25 without donation

Child (under four years) Free

Student** & Seniors**

With donation: £6.75, £6.50 without donation

Carer*** Free

Family Day ticket

(Max 2 adults, 3 children) £36.75, £35 (without donation)

*Children 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

** Only valid when you produce a valid photographic student identification card, senior citizen's card, Translink yLink card or other acceptable identification.

*** You must provide proof in the form of documentation to show that you are in receipt of carer’s allowance, a doctor’s letter or other relevant paperwork. Alternatively the visitor who requires a carer can provide evidence of their disability. If you require more information, call us on 028 9077 6277 (extension 201).

Group rates are available.

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
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Belfast Zoo

Address
Antrim Road
Belfast
County Antrim
BT36 7PN
Phone number
T: (028) 9077 6277
Email
Web Address
www.belfastzoo.co.uk
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