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Belfast Zoo


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Antrim Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT36 7PN
Belfast Zoo

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Swing by with your ‘little monkeys’ for a ZOOPER day out

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.

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

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays


  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

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Opening Times

Summer (3 Apr 2024 - 1 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Winter (2 Oct 2024 - 2 Apr 2025)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* We are open every day except 25 and 26 December. We recommend booking online.
2 October to 2 April - Last entry is at 14:30
3 April to 1 October - Last entry is at 16.30

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