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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 Zoo will reopen to the public on Sunday 5 July.
•    A number of safety measures will be in place on site to keep visitors, staff and animals safe, and tickets must be pre-booked in advance via a telephone booking system.

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

You can also meet the zoo’s newest residents born during lockdown. Among them is Ronan, an endangered Rothschild's giraffe calf, a Southern pudu and two Scottish wildcat kittens.

The zoo café will be offering takeaway service only.
Other measures in place include limiting the number of daily visitors, a one-way system and social distancing signage, as well as hand sanitiser stations and protective screens at all public contact points.

To book tickets and secure your slot for visiting, call Belfast Zoo on 028 90776277.


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 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

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