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.