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Address: Antrim Road | Antrim Road, Newtownabbey BT36 7PN, Northern Ireland
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Belfast Zoo is located in north Belfast. The zoo's 55 acre site is home to...

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 part in European and international breeding programmes which help to ensure the survival of many species under threat.

Belfast Zoo is one of the top fee-paying visitor attraction in Northern Ireland, receiving more than 300,000 visitors a year.

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Good day out

Plenty of animals to see and most were out considering it was February and quite a cold, rainy day. It was all uphill although nothing too bad. Plenty different range of animals... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of animals to see and most were out considering it was February and quite a cold, rainy day. It was all uphill although nothing too bad. Plenty different range of animals to see. The food in the cafe was a bit overpriced for what it was would be the only downside.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of the enclosures were empty with no sign of animals. Don't do in winter months as parts closed. Windows inside the ape house were dirty and prevented clear viewing. Quite expensive in £12.50 for an adult. In winter months animal houses close at 3.30pm so arrive early. Good views of Belfast

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Thank CBarnes86
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy to get to, ample parking, friendly staff and I think admission fee is fair. Not great on a really hot day as up hill (we learned that the hard way) the cafe is also quite expensive especially if you have a few children, great for a picnic though and they have wasps undercontrol so all in all a great... More 

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Thank MummyBear135
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family really enjoy visiting here and the work the zoo does to provide endangered animals is exemplary. It is is pricy admittance but understand why due to upkeep and certain political representative wanting to withdraw funding. Worth a visit if coming to belfast and easy to get to either by car or public bus. You can get train also... More 

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Thank Barry F
Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the 1D bus from Upper Queen Street (most buses go there) and paid £2.50 return to the stop just out the zoo - Antrim Road (Bellevue). 500m or so walk up a hill to the entrance, but there's a sizeable car park if you are driving. Good price at £12 for adults. The now deserted historic dancehall 'Floral Hall'... More 

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Thank danlong93
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The best thing about the zoo is its staff. All zoos have animals but what makes Belfast Zoo special is the way the keepers are happy to chat and tell you all about the animals they care for. We heard lovely stories about the tigers, the Malayan sun bears and the rockhopper penguins in particular. The zoo itself is set... More 

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you got the chance to chat to some of our keepers and to find out more about the animals that we care for. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We look forward to... More 

Belfast
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We took my 90 yr old mother in law to the zoo for the Giraffe feeding experience as part of her birthday celebrations. A normally fully mobile woman she had sprained her ankle a week previously and disaster loomed. The zoo staff could not have been more helpful and saved the day by providing a golf buggy ride to make... More 

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that your mother in law enjoyed the giraffe feeding time and that your family had such an enjoyable time at Belfast Zoo. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Your comments will be passed on to the whole zoo team, including the giraffe keepers and management. We look forward to... More 

Kolkata
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82 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Around three minutes' drive from Belfast Castle is Belfast Zoo, set on 55 acres with views over Belfast Lough and home to more than 140 species of animals. Dating from 1934, this is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Northern Ireland and has been extensively upgraded in recent years. Nowadays in excess of 300,000 people visit annually. Highlights include... More 

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Belfast Zoo and for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Would highly recommend as a day out for anyone in Belfast who loves animals. There are lots of different species and so many animals to see including all the ones you would want - lions, elephants, giraffes, tigers, bears etc. Enclosures looked very good for the animals. Zoo staff were very friendly and welcoming. Even though our visit was in... More 

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Belfast Zoo and for your lovely review. We are delighted to receive such glowing praise and hope to welcome you back again in the summer! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Zoo is great for all ages! As we only live round the corner we have been a good few times but never fails to disappoint. Encloses are always clean and very spacious! Always easy to see the animals. It is up a very steep hill so make sure you've got your walking zoos on!

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Belfast Zoo. We are delighted to hear that you are regular visitors to the zoo (and neighbours) and hope that you will return again soon! More 

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