Belfast Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

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Belfast Zoo

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Belfast Zoo is currently closed to the public, however the gardens are still open. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Belfast, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

Over 2000 weird and wonderful animals and exotic creatures await your arrival at Belfast Zoo. With 140 different species to explore this is a real animal lovers paradise.

Here you’ll get to see majestic Barbary lions, hopping mad red kangaroos, spider monkeys and even gigantic Malayan sun bears. With so much choice it will be hard to decide who to visit first. Strike a pose next to the pride of lions or a chimpanzee at the photography base camp. Stop off at the zoovenir shop for some animal themed gifts. With daily talks and feeding sessions, there’s so much to learn and discover.

Visit the exotic birds in the Bird Park, hang out in the Rainforest House with Jasmine the two-toed sloth, explore the play park and farm at the lake side. Then after all that, refuel for a tasty treat at The Lion’s Den or Treetop Tea Room.

  • 2000 animals
  • Rainforest house
  • Animal feeding sessions

Opening hours

October - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

April - September
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

Last Entry

1 hour 30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (17+): £13.00
Kids (4-16): £6.50
Under 4's: Free
Family: £35.00

Travel & Contact Information


Antrim Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT36 7PN, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 9077 6277



Click here to visit Belfast Zoo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Belfast Zoo has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Belfast Zoo is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Belfast Zoo have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Belfast Zoo has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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