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Please note, due to increased COVID-19 restrictions this event may be cancelled or postponed; or its venue may be temporarily closed to the public. Check with the event organiser or venue for most up-to-date information.
Come along to Belfast Zoo and see the animals, post your letter to Lapland and you might even see Santa zipping around in the zoo buggy! So hop on your sleigh, grab your mittens and join Belfast Zoo for some festive fun on selected dates throughout November and December.
Visitors will notice a touch of magic in the air at Belfast Zoo as they get into the festive spirit for the season.
On select dates throughout November and December, visitors can post their letters to Lapland and might even catch a glimpse of Santa zipping around in the zoo buggy.
Keepers will treat the animals to special Christmas-themed enrichment such as festive boxes and home-made crackers.
Grab your woolly hats, embrace the outdoors and plan your trip to Belfast Zoo. Children can explore the beautiful 52-acre site by taking part in the Christmas Trail and be in with the chance of winning a huge lion plush toy.
The Treetop café will also have plenty of winter warmers on offer and a free festive treat when you buy non-alcoholic mulled wine. The café is only open at weekends during November and December.
Feel Festive at Belfast Zoo is on certain dates between Saturday 14 November and Monday 21 December from 10am until 4pm. Last admission is at 1.30pm. All tickets must be bought online in advance.
To read about health and safety measures at the zoo or to buy tickets, visit the Belfast Zoo website here: belfastzoo.co.uk
See Santa at the zoo on:
14, 15, 19, 20, 27, 28, 29 and 30 November
3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14,15, 16, 18,19, 20 and 21 December
- Visitor numbers are limited
- All visitors must book tickets in advance
- Visitors must follow a one-way system which is clearly marked
- Floor markings illustrate two-metre distances to manage queues
- Protective screening is in place at all contact points
- All indoor animal areas are closed
- Keeper talks and animal feeding times are unavailable
- Treetop Tearoom offers takeaway service only. Please note that the café is currently only open during the weekend
- Our children's play park is open
- Seating will be available around the perimeter of the one way system, and also at the Treetop Tearoom
- Hand sanitiser stations are available throughout the zoo site
- Our indoor animal houses are closed
For further information on health and safety measures, please visit the Belfast Zoo website here: belfastzoo.co.uk/plan-your-day/covid19
- Admission from: £6.75
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