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Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo
Address
Antrim Road
Belfast
Antrim BT36 7PN

About

Belfast Zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals and 140 species. Many of the animals are under threat in their natural habitat. Some of the animals you can see include: Barbary lions, red kangaroo, spider monkeys, Moloch gibbons, giraffes, elephants, Malayan sun bears.

Opening times

Summer (April 1 to September 30) Opening Closing Last Admission
Monday to Sunday 10:00am 7:00pm 5:00pm
Animal Houses   6:00pm  
       
Winter (October 1 to March 31) Opening Closing Last Admission
Monday to Sunday 10:00am 4:00pm 2:30pm
Animal Houses   3:30pm  
 
Correct at last update in April 2012.
 

Prices

Admission type Prices
   
Adult (aged 18 and above) £10
Child (aged 4 to 17) £5
Child under 4 years Free
Senior (60 years and older) £5
Family ticket (two adults and two children) £27
Individual membership (adult) £30
Individual membership (children and over 60's) £15
Family membership (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 4 children) £80
Reductions for parties of 25 or more (adults) £9
Reductions for parties of 25 or more (children) £4.50
 
Correct at last update in April 2012.
 

Getting there

By bus
Metro services 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G and 2A (for Antrim Road or Bellevue) depart from Donegall Square West in Belfast city centre and pass by the entrance to the zoo.
 
When you get off the bus, you must walk approximately 500 metres up a hill to our Visitor Centre.
 
For more information, call Translink on 028 9066 6630 or visit www.translink.co.uk
 
By train
The nearest station is Whiteabbey. It is approximately three miles from the zoo.
 
For more information, call Translink on 028 9066 6630 or visit www.translink.co.uk
 
On foot
The zoo is located on the side of Cave Hill, at the top of Antrim Road.
 
From Belfast city centre, follow the signs for Donegall Street and Clifton Street until you reach Carlisle Circus.
 
Turn right onto Antrim Road and continue along the road, past Belfast Castle. The zoo is clearly signposted from here.
 
The zoo is around five miles from Belfast and walking from the city centre takes at least 90 minutes.
 
If you need a taxi, try Value Cabs (028 9080 9080) or Fon A Cab (028 9033 3333).
 
By car
From the north
Approach Belfast on the M2 motorway.
 
Leave the motorway at junction four (Glengormley/Larne) and take the third exit off the roundabout. Follow this road through Glengormley for one mile.
 
The zoo is on the right, just past the motorway bridge.
 
From the south or west
Approach Belfast on the M1 motorway. Follow the directions for the M2 over the Westlink.
 
Leave the motorway at junction two (Greenisland/Whitewell/Rathcoole). The zoo is signposted from here.
 
Take the extreme left slip road and follow the signs for the zoo.
 
From Belfast city centre and Co Down
Follow directions for the M2 motorway. Stay on the M2 until you reach the second junction.
 
Leave the motorway at junction two (Greenisland/Whitewell/Rathcoole). The zoo is signposted from here.
 
Take the extreme left slip road and follow the signs for the zoo.
 
From George Best Belfast City Airport
Follow the signs for Belfast city centre.
 
Join the M2 northbound and leave the M2 at the second junction (Greencastle/Belfast). The zoo is signposted from here.
 
From Belfast International Airport
Follow the signs for Belfast/M2.
 
Join the M2 southbound and leave the M2 at the fourth junction (Sandyknowes Roundabout). Take the third exit and join the A6 (Antrim Road) towards Glengormley/Belfast.
 
Continue on the A6 for around two miles. The zoo is on your right.
 

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