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Belfast Zoo

#1 of 28 things to do in Newtownabbey Features Animals
Antrim Road | Antrim Road, Newtownabbey BT36 7PN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9077 6277
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Fab day out!

Had a lovely time at the Belfast zoo and got to see plenty of animals. One thing I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah M
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No animals too see was with grandchild waste of time

Here on sat in June 2017 hot but not too hot wanted too take grandchild out 4 day and thought it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerard D
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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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 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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  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely time at the Belfast zoo and got to see plenty of animals. One thing I would recommend though is making sure you have comfy shoes on and water.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here on sat in June 2017 hot but not too hot wanted too take grandchild out 4 day and thought it would be nice too go see animals as not been there for many years wish I never as its long walk and very few...More

Thank Gerard D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been to zoo in years so thought with good weather will give it a go. Visit to zoo was superb. However let down badly by the tea room at the top. After a good walk we both thought it would be nice to dander...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoo today on Father's Day on a lovely Sunday. The zoo itself is really well looked after and the grounds are beautiful and well laid out. Like most zoo's it is on a hill so expect to put the effort in to...More

Thank JamesL112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good size zoo with plenty of animals different size and origination. Fairly priced £33 for family of four. Due to its unique configuration on hill side, it's also great place to walk and rest. However, the natural fence is overgrown and it's a real challenge...More

Thank Ru55lan
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that your family enjoyed your recent visit to Belfast Zoo. We do attempt to keep the enclosures as naturally planted as possible to replicate natural habitats. We work to maintain a balance between this planting and planting which effects visibility of animals....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taken the kids Last Monday 5th June, it was near impossible to see most animals . Glass to enclosures filthy. Very few animals to see. Most Enclosures were empty, Some of the water in the ponds was filthy, would not go again. This zoo needs...More

Thank Mark C
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed during your recent visit to Belfast Zoo. Your opinion is important to us and we value your comments, as reviews help us to ensure that we are meeting our visitors’ needs and rectify any issues which...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we both loved this zoo animals very well looked after and staff very friendly up a bit of a steep hill is the only downside but i would def go again really enjoyed it and saw plently of animalsMore

1  Thank Bushmillsflyer
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, found staff to be friendly and that you got the chance to visit the majority of our animals. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was at the zoo in march for a day as haven't been in years and have to say it's not very good it needs lots of money spent on itMore

2  Thank Steven S
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit. We can assure you that we are committed to a full programme of investment and improvements, where resources allow. We recently opened our newly renovated and extended reptile and amphibian house, finished...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this zoo, loads of animals to see, staff really friendly, the views of Belfast is breathtaking, it is all up hill so if you have walking difficulties then it would be hard for u. The shop is great kids love it. The cafe at...More

1  Thank annie355
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that you visited Belfast Zoo this Easter and took the time to write a review. We are pleased that you found staff friendly, saw lots of our animals and got the chance to enjoy the breath-taking views across Cave Hill and Belfast....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Belfast zoo has always been an attraction worth seeing with its amazing rare and endangered animals and history has always been amazing. Growing up Belfast zoo was my "local zoo" as I love in Co. Tyrone and from the age of 3 years old I...More

2  Thank calumcheung9999
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Belfast Zoo is one of Northern Ireland’s oldest visitor attractions and we are delighted that you have been a supporter of our work (and the important work of zoos worldwide) since childhood! As you mentioned, we have been carrying out a substantial programme of improvements....More

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Bktodd
Are there any elephants at the zoo
27 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
Where would b best to stay for a night thats near the zoo and would anything else b good to do with toddlers if staying in the area?x
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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