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Belfast Zoo

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A Great Day Out, But Be Prepared for a Hike

We haven't visited the zoo as a family in a few years, so we arrived just after opening on a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SummerHeather
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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
Lovely but advise for walking

We recently visited the zoo on a breakaway. Very friendly welcome and nice touch with the pictures... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TruckerJim2012
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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 | Antrim Road, Newtownabbey BT36 7PN, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9077 6277
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We haven't visited the zoo as a family in a few years, so we arrived just after opening on a beautiful Saturday morning to find the place almost to ourselves. This was brilliant as our usual experience was standing on tip-toes to see any of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently visited the zoo on a breakaway. Very friendly welcome and nice touch with the pictures at the start. The weather was fabulous but hot and not much animals wanted to be outside so viewing was limited. I enjoyed the experience but ai must...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I live near this zoo so visit a lot, great day out with the children, loads of animals to see, has a shop that sells gifts, also has a coffee shop that. The view at the top of the hill is stunning. Highly recommend..

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the zoo. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited the zoo many times as a child and adult, the last time being around 3 years ago and honestly not much has changed! Floral Hall still derelict and in disrepair. I’m sure new animals have been added but in terms of the...More

Thank SmoozySmoozy
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are sorry that you didn’t enjoy your visit. In regards to your comments about Floral Hall, as I am sure you are aware, Floral Hall is a listed building. A feasibility study for the restoration...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we attend this great zoo from time to time and it gets better with each time a great fun learning center with plenty of interesting animals to keep everyone occupied.

Thank jimncaz
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking time to leave us some feedback of your recent visit to Belfast Zoo. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you at the zoo again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went today with our 3 and 6 year olds And we all had a brill time Yes it's up hill but the views were awesome If you take your time up the hills your be grand All the animals looked well looked after which...More

Thank Tracy D
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking time to leave us some feedback of your recent visit to Belfast Zoo. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you at the zoo again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the summer (and hopefully long term) Belfast Zoo have introduced a Zoomobile which is wheelchair accessible. As the zoo is built on a hill this is a great addition for anyone who is less mobile. You pay a small extra charge if you just...More

Thank lmcc26
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the zoo and got to try out our brand new zoo mobile. We look forward to welcoming you back to the zoo again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing I was doubtful after reading some of the comments but don't listen it was great. Yes it's on a hill but for the scenery and views we'll work it 😀 The only thing I can say is more drinks on the way...More

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit with grandkids Hilly walk in warm weather for not all animals to be seen. Lots of the enclosures appeared empty Ok for very young kids ,although lots of the enclosure the small ones had to be lifted up to seethe animals in them .but...More

Thank Greygirl2
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Belfast Zoo with your grandchildren. In response to your comments about some of the animals not being on view, we endeavour to make the enclosures as natural as possible for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not a cheap day out but if you can afford it, it's worth it. The animals look well maintained and many are rescue animals. The views are amazing, especially from the top. And if you're worried about the steep climb (it's quite a trek)...More

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Belfast Zoo. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit including Belfast Zoo’s unique location on Cave Hill! We look forward to welcoming you back to Belfast Zoo again soon.

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hannahbethanywilson
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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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Bktodd
26 August 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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maireoocht
23 August 2016|
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Response from BelfastZooInfo | Property representative |
There are lots of hotels in Belfast. You can find out more from Visit Belfast's website. There are also buses which travel from city centre to the zoo regularly.
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