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Getting around

We are located on Cave Hill and some of the paths are on steep slopes but the views of Belfast, from the top of Cave Hill, are worth it.

We recommend you plan your route, using our map and remember to wear suitable footwear. 

Storage lockers are available at the zoo’s visitor centre. A charge applies for using the lockers. Belongings cannot be stored overnight in the lockers.

Accessibility at Belfast Zoo
Find out more about accessibility at our zoo to help you get around.

Free Audio Tours

We offer free audio tours to enhance visitor experience. The free tour can be downloaded to visitor’s phones via the CloudGuide App or by scanning the QR code displayed at the zoo's service desk.

The audio tour is currently available in English and lasts around 35 minutes in total, however visitors can enjoy the tour at their own pace and in their own desired order with the help of an interactive built-in map.

This new audio guide reveals a vast array of fun facts and detailed overviews of featured animals at the Belfast Zoo over 33 stops, making it a useful source of learning and providing an educational experience.

In addition, the CloudGuide App allows all users the ability to provide real-time feedback about their experience, as well as saving their favourite points of interest when they leave the zoo.

Wet weather 

We are mainly an outdoor activity and recommend that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing suitable for wet weather conditions.

We have wet weather shelters and several indoor animal enclosures throughout the site which offer protection from the rain. You can see many of our animals whether they are inside or outside including the farm, spider monkeys, Moloch gibbons, the elephant and giraffe house, the monkey house, chimpanzees, Western lowland gorillas, Barbary lions, penguins, California sea lions and the rainforest house. Use our map to guide your way around our trails.

Payments for admission, activities or bookings are non refundable for reasons relating to wet weather. 

First Aid

We have a number of qualified first aiders on site.  You can approach any member of zoo staff or call  028 9077 6277 and a first aider will be dispatched to your location immediately.

We also have an AED defibrillator and staff are qualified to operate this equipment.

Check out our interactive map

Use our map to guide yourself around all your favourite walks.


Getting around
Download our map before you arrive.
Daily talks and feeding times
Visit your favourite animal at feeding time.