Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Belfast Zoo

One of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland, Belfast Zoo is located in the north of the city, on Antrim Road, and is home to more than 1,000 animals on its 55-acre site.

Many of the 150 species at the zoo are in danger in their natural habitat so it is an excellent way for children to learn about a vast array of amazing creatures.

Opened in 1934, Belfast Zoo now has over 300,000 visitors pass through the park every year. Some of the most popular attractions are the Asian elephants, the Sumatran tigers and the Rothschild giraffes. Belfast Zoo is also one of only 22 zoos worldwide to provide a home for the Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo.

As well as the main animal attractions there is a recently refurbished Bird Park containing many exotic and endangered birds and a Rainforest House, a walk-through tropical exhibition.

There are a number of places around the zoo to buy food and drink and the picnic area located at the lakeside is a great spot for lunch and to recharge your batteries.

Located on the secluded Cave Hill with stunning views overlooking Belfast Lough, the zoo provides a tranquil setting for children of all ages to enjoy the wonders of the natural world.

Belfast Zoo has excellent public transport links and close to the M2 motorway. The zoo is open all year round but times do change depending on the season so it is a good idea to check before your visit.


Guide to Exploring Belfast Zoo


Map

Top Hotel Deals

See all 162 Hotels near Belfast Zoo
£58
Whitewell House

Whitewell House

145 Whitewell Rd,, Belfast
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Belfast, this apartment is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Fortwilliam Golf Club and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Belfast Castle. Cave Hill Country Park and Belfast Zoo are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£79
Belfast Luxury Apartment

Belfast Luxury Apartment

42 Ben Eden Green, Belfast
5.0
of 5, from 5 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fortwilliam Golf Club and Belfast Castle. St. Anne's Cathedral is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Somerton House B&B

Somerton House B&B

22 Lansdowne Road, Belfast
4.1
of 5, from 28 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Belfast, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fortwilliam Golf Club and Belfast Castle. St. Anne's Cathedral and Belfast City Hall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£77
Corr's Corner Hotel

Corr's Corner Hotel

315 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey
4.4
of 5, from 21 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newtownabbey, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Belfast Zoo, Belfast Castle and Fortwilliam Golf Club. St. Anne's Cathedral and Odyssey Arena are also within 9 miles (15 km).

Giant SA Glandore Avenue

Giant SA Glandore Avenue

38 Glandore Avenue, Belfast
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Belfast, this apartment is within 2 miles (3 km) of Fortwilliam Golf Club, Belfast Castle and St. Anne's Cathedral. Belfast City Hall and Grand Opera House are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£70
The Chimney Corner

The Chimney Corner

630 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey
4.2
of 5, from 11 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newtownabbey, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Belfast Zoo, Belfast Castle and Fortwilliam Golf Club. St. Anne's Cathedral and Odyssey Arena are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£53
Jurys Inn Belfast

Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria St, Belfast
4.0
of 5, from 1,178 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and Waterfront Hall are also within 15 minutes.

£75
Giant Serviced Apt. Cliftonville House

Giant Serviced Apt. Cliftonville House

12 Cliftonville Avenue, Belfast
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Belfast, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crumlin Road Jail and St. Anne's Cathedral. Belfast City Hall and Grand Opera House are also within 2 miles (3 km).