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We're going 'quiet' once again!

Date: 10 Mar 2020

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On Sunday 26 April 2020, we will go ‘quiet’ for Quiet Hour.

Belfast Zoo's 'Quiet Hours' allow visitors with sensory requirements, their family and friends to enter the zoo an hour early at 9am. This is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the zoo for an hour before its normal opening time.

We first introduced Quiet Hours in 2017 to help deliver a positive experience for visitors on the autism spectrum.

Zoo Manager, Alyn Cairns, said “Belfast Zoo is typically very busy over the warmer spring and summer months and we are aware that some visitors with sensory requirements may feel overwhelmed in large crowds. Our Quiet Hours allow families to explore Belfast Zoo in a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere with reduced crowds and noise, which can be challenging for some visitors. The zoo plays a vital role in educating visitors on conservation issues but it is also a fun day out so we want to ensure that all families feel welcome and comfortable at Belfast Zoo.

Belfast Zoo is a visitor-inspired attraction and we are fully committed to improving accessibility and inclusivity for all visitors.  Inclusivity is at the centre of our programme of events here at the zoo and through the Quiet Hours, our annual Sensory Day, and our recently-launched Zoo-mobile, we aim to significantly contribute to making the zoo a supportive and enjoyable experience for everyone.”

The Quiet Hours for 2020 will take place on the following dates:
• Sunday 26 April
• Sunday 31 May
• Sunday 28 June
• Sunday 30 August
• Sunday 27 September

Normal admission prices apply.

For more information email events@belfastzoo.co.uk or call 028 9077 6277.