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Belfast Zoo challenges you to get creative this Christmas

Date: 26 Nov 2020

Snowman decoration at Belfast Zoo

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) runs from 21 until 29 November. As part of this initiative, we want you to create your own homemade decorations from recycled materials and enter our competition.

Instead of buying new ornaments and decorations, why not have a go and make some out of recycled materials? You could make a wreath out of toilet paper rolls, a snowman out of cardboard boxes and some paints or how about some home-made Christmas crackers?

We would like to encourage everyone to have a go and see what they can come up with - the more inventive the better!
There are two ag- categories:

  • 10 years old and under
  • 11 years old and over

The winners will be sent a Belfast Zoo goodie bag each. Who will be crowned the recycled Christmas decoration champion? Enter today by sending us your photo on our Facebook page or email We will share a selection of some of the most creative entries before announcing the winners on Wednesday 23 December!

Terms and conditions – Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition

  • The promoter is Belfast City Council of City Hall Belfast BT1 5GS.Entries must be made by private message to Belfast Zoo through our Facebook page or by emailing
  • The competition will open on Friday 27 November and submissions will close on Monday 21 December at 4pm.
  • Entries are to include the photo, the entrant’s name, age, address and email address.
  • Belfast Zoo staff will share a selection of entries on the zoo’s Facebook page on Tuesday 22 December with the two winners being announced on Wednesday 23 December.
  • Belfast Zoo staff will select a winner from each age group. The winners will be notified no later than 6pm on Wednesday 23 December.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for any cash alternative. You must reside in Northern Ireland or Ireland to enter this competition. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • Belfast City Council cannot take responsibility for entries that are lost or delayed.
  • Employees of Belfast City Council are not eligible to enter.
  • Belfast City Council reserves the right to publicise the competition and the winner.
  • The winner of the goodie bag must provide a postal address in order to receive their prize or they can arrange to collect the prize from the zoo.
  • Belfast City Council’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering this competition, individuals agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. This competition is governed by the law of Northern Ireland.
  • Belfast City Council is the Data Controller, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for the information you provide.