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Wildlife Wonderland

Date: 02 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm, various dates

Wildlife Wonderland

We are preparing for a different kind of arrival this festive season, as Santa Claus prepares to make his annual visit to Cave Hill.

Tickets are now available.

Visit us this Christmas and you will be walking in a ‘Wildlife Wonderland’ with festive fun for all the family.

  • visit Santa and his elves in the grotto
  • write a letter to Santa Claus
  • wrap and deliver presents to the cheeky chimpanzees and watch as they open their surprises
  • decorate Christmas tress for the Asian elephants
  • make your own Christmas crafts and 
  • wish all of the animals a Merry Christmas at feeding time while they enjoy some special surprises.

Wildlife Wonderland is available on the following dates:

  • Saturday 2 December
  • Sunday 3 December
  • Saturday 9 December
  • Sunday 10 December
  • Saturday 16 December
  • Sunday 17 December

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 activities.

Ticket prices

Child (aged four to 16) - £17
Child under four - £12.50
Child member - £12.50

This price includes: 

  • admission to the zoo
  • a visit to Santa
  • a present from Santa
  • one photograph (with option to buy additional photographic products)
  • all activities onsite.

Normal admission prices applies for all other members of the party.

The ticket price includes admission to the zoo for the day, a visit to Santa’s grotto, a present from Santa, one professional photograph per child and all activities listed.

Book your tickets

Tickets for our Wildlife Wonderland and a time slot for Santa's grotto must be booked in advance. You can book your tickets by completing our booking form and sending it to

* You cannot book your Wildlife Wonderland tickets online. Online tickets are strictly for standard admission into the zoo. Refunds will not be administered for tickets booked in error.

If you experience any problems with the booking form please call us on our Santa booking line on 028 9077 6277 ext. 203

Download the booking form for our Wildlife Wonderland (PDF - 634KB)
Download terms and conditions for our Wildlife Wonderland (PDF - 21MB)

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