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Belfast Zoo

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Well worth a visit.

We visit the zoo at least twice a year. It always proves a good day out. The children love the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
StephenAntrim
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Co. Antrim
via mobile
Short But Sweet Visit...

Despite the hilltop location being a problem for people with pushchairs or the elderly or people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sincydinc
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Belfast Zoo is located in north Belfast. The zoo's 55 acre site is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species. The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat. The zoo also carries out important conservation work and takes...more
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Antrim Road, Newtownabbey BT36 7PN, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9077 6277
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 13, 2003

Belfast Zoo is one of the three big zoological attarctions in Ireland (Dublin and Fota/Cork are the other two) and certainly well worth a visit. On the animal side all of them seem happy, the enclosures are modern and spacious and there are some definite...More

5  Thank Footprints10265
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

I visited on 9th August with my daughter , nephew and a friend and her two children . At first I was horrified at the price for an adult and a child under 17. It is extortionate. My friend has a child in a wheelchair...More

10  Thank AineDoc
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did the penguin feeding experience and it was incredible! One of the best days out you could ask for, got to feed penguins straight out of our hands! The rest of the zoo is equally great, with spacious enclosures and informative staff. The Barbary Lions...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Belfast Zoo has been in existence for a very long time and has been at the forefront of animal husbandry and conservation. It is situated on the side of the cave Hill on the lef side of the Antrim Road going out of Belfast just...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing zoo bit as it is built on a hill it is not for th faint hearted the staff are great and are very people friendly. Allow 3 hrs and u will not be disappointed

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited the zoo (mid week) and was really nice, friendly staff clean enough, Price was £38.50 for us both which is about your average zoo price this size, took us about 3 hours to get around so plenty to see, there...More

Thank aidanfield1996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the zoo at least twice a year. It always proves a good day out. The children love the exhibitions. The reptile house proves a big hit. If you plan your day around some of the feeding or exhibitions that are on it gives...More

Thank StephenAntrim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is very easy to get to. The number 1 buses from the city centre will have you there quickly. From where the bus drops you off, there is a bit of a walk, all up hill to the main entrance. Children under 4...More

Thank Maitlag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the hilltop location being a problem for people with pushchairs or the elderly or people with mobility issues, we actually found the location really interesting with the beautiful views over the city and Belfast Lough- it made the zoo feel really unique compared to...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I went to Belfast zoo during the summer it was a very warm day, we went to the sloth enclosure as this was what I had came to see and when getting there, there was a sign stating that it was too cold (In a...More

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you were unable to see our sloth. Enrique was located in the rainforest house for the majority of the summer but for animal care reasons, there are times when he is...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Went here with my partner, sister and my lovely nephew and had a great time. Highly recommend their rainforest section which has bats flying around and was just brilliant! We also found the sloth after about 20 minutes of searching but it was well worth...More

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Belfast Zoo and that you appreciated our rainforest house as much as we do! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

First time in the zoo in years and it was super. Lots of animals to see and the layout means that they are more visible than other zoos. The setting and the views are worth the visit alone.More

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you had a ZOOPER time at Belfast Zoo and we are glad that you appreciate the beautiful Cave hill landscape surrounding the zoo as much as we do! We hope to...More

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katw447
September 9, 2018|
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Response from BelfastZooInfo | Property representative |
Our Concession begins from the age of 60.
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February 17, 2018|
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Response from JaneGoddard | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I have no idea prob best to look at their website or contact them 👍
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August 26, 2016|
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Response from BelfastZooInfo | Property representative |
Belfast Zoo is home to three Asian elephants, called Yhetto, Dhunja and Tina!
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