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Summer kids’ club

Explorers' Club update on 14 June 2024

All places are allocated for Explorers' Club in summer 2024.

Explorers' Club

Our Explorers' Club is a week-long summer programme for children aged seven to 11. Combining classroom learning, hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes access in the zoo, this is a zooper way for kids to learn about conservation and wildlife in a fun and interactive setting.

Little explorers can enjoy:

  • animal interactions
  • trails around the zoo
  • VIP behind the scenes access
  • arts and crafts
  • biodiversity
  • meeting the zookeepers

Explorers' Club dates

Explorers' Club is sold out on all dates in summer 2024.

  • Week 1: 15 July to 19 July 2024
  • Week 2: 29 July to 2 August 2024
  • Week 3: 12 August to 16 August 2024


The cost is £140 per week. There is a 10 per cent discount for additional siblings.

Explorers' Club identification pass

You must send us a current photograph of your child by email to We'll use the photograph for their identification pass that they'll wear during Explorers' Club.

Explorers' Club places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You must book and pay in advance. Activities are subject to change. 

  • Terms and conditions
    • The Explorers’ Club must be booked in advance.
    • All bookings must be made at least seven days in advance.
    • Full payment is required to secure your booking.
    • Vouchers, special offers or discounts cannot be redeemed in association with the zoo Explorers’ Club.
    • You must have your child at the zoo in advance of the advertised start time. The zoo Explorers’ Club will begin promptly.
    • You must display your receipt on arrival at Belfast Zoo.
    • Your booking is non-transferable and non-refundable.
    • Your booking only applies to the week selected and cannot be transferred to other dates.
    • Once purchased, the zoo Explorers’ Club cannot be exchanged for another option and cannot be re-sold.
    • Due to unforeseen operational and animal care circumstances, Belfast Zoo cannot guarantee that all animals, exhibits and activities will be available on the dates selected. 
    • Belfast Zoo reserves the right to alter or cancel the schedule and planned activities on any given day with no prior notice.
    • Belfast Zoo will not cover any travel, accommodation or associated costs if the scheduled date is cancelled for an unforeseen reason.
    • For animal care and husbandry reasons, all participants will be required to use disinfectant handwash throughout the zoo Explorers’ Club.
    • Participants must abide by staff instructions, safety rules and health and safety guidelines at all times while in the zoo.
    • Children cannot enter areas that staff identify as out of bounds or cross any safety barriers during the time at the zoo.
    • Children will be supervised at all times.
    • Children must be able to go to the toilet by themselves and ask when they need to go. Staff will not assist the child in the toilet.
    • Our explorers, code of behaviour applies at all times during the club and while on the zoo site.

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