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Enjoy a visit to Belfast Zoo when staying at the Europa Hotel Belfast

Belfast Zoological Gardens is home to more than 140 species of animal, many of which are in danger in their natural habitat. The Zoological gardens are approx. 10 minutes drive from the Europa Hotel and is accessible via public transport. 

As one of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland, many visitors have fond memories of visiting the gardens, which have been home to the animals since 1934. Belfast Zoo is now a leading and award-winning visitor attraction in Northern Ireland, with more than 300,000 visitors each year.

Popular attractions include the Asian elephants, Rothschild's giraffes, California sea lions, penguins, apes, Malayan tapirs, giant anteater, Malayan sun bears, Visayan warty pigs, Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, red-backed bearded sakis, crowned sifaka and Sumatran tigers.

Summer Opening Times

10am to 7pm daily
Last admission is 5pm
Animal houses close at 6pm
The Zoovenir Shop closes at 6pm

Winter Opening Times

10am to 4pm daily
Last admission is 2.30pm
Animal houses close at 3pm
The Zoovenir Shop closes at 4pm

Onsite facilities include:

Treetop Tearoom
Percy's Picnic Pitstop
Zoovenir Shop
Children's playground
Designated picnic areas

For further information and tickets prices please contact Belfast Zoo on +44 (0) 28 9077 6277 or visit their website here.

For reservations at the Europa Hotel please click on the links below, or contact our reservations team on +44 (0) 28 9027 1066.