A Magical Christmas at Belfast Zoo

A Magical Christmas at Belfast Zoo
Belfast Zoo
Antrim Road


Belfast Zoological Gardens is preparing for a different kind of arrival this festive season, as Santa Claus is set to descend on Cavehill! Experience the true magic of Christmas by visiting Santa and his little helpers.
They will be presenting gifts to zooper boys and girls in the Christmas grotto and each child will also receive a photograph as a special memento of their visit to Santa. You can join in the festive fun with Christmas crafts, helping to wrap and deliver Christmas presents for the chimpanzees. You also get to help decorate Christmas trees with some treats for the Asian elephants. Don’t forget to pick up some 'zoovenirs' and gifts, write a letter to Santa Claus and enjoy all of our special animal feeding times! 
With all of your favourite animals, a little festive cheer and a visit from Santa, Belfast Zoo will ensure that your family enjoy a Christmas adventure that they’ll never forget!
Festivities start from 10am, last admission to the zoo is at 2.30pm and the zoo closes at 4pm. We advise you arrive as early as possible to take part in all of the activites.
Tickets for Santa's grotto must be booked in advance. For information go to the Belfast Zoo website.

Opening times

sat 2nd December to Sunday 17th of December from 10.00am to 4.00pm


Child (aged 4 to 16) - £17
Under 4 - £12.50
Adult - £13.00
Over 60 - £6.50
Student - £6.50
Children (not attending the grotto) - £6.50
Child (aged four to 16) - £12.50



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.