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Members’ area

Thank you for supporting Belfast Zoo by becoming an annual member. Our members play a vital role in contributing to our continuing conservation work.

Important information

Members are not required to book and can gain entry to the zoo during normal opening times. Please present your valid membership card on arrival.

Any non-member visitors joining you must book their online tickets in advance.

Members’ news

  • Members’ Month exclusive offer

    To thank our members for their continued support of Belfast Zoo during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to share an exclusive Members’ Month offer during November 2021. Members will be gifted a voucher for free admission for family and friends (one free admission for single memberships and two free admissions for family memberships). Members will also be gifted with a voucher for a free hot drink in the zoo’s Ability Café.

    Vouchers, including terms and conditions of use, will be posted to members’ posted addresses (as recorded on their membership record), and can be used until 30 November 2021. If you are a member and have not received your vouchers via post by mid-November please email and include your full name, membership number and contact details including address. We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family at the zoo during November!

  • Zoo improvement works

    Over summer and the last few months, we have made improvements throughout the zoo which we hope you have noticed.

    Crowned sifaka

    Work was carried out to upgrade the fencing, climbing frames and tyre swing which the lemurs made the most of during the summer’s good weather.

    Moloch gibbon

    Lots of our regular visitors to the zoo will be familiar with Hilo, our beautiful Moloch gibbon. Hilo’s outdoor habitat work is now finished with upgraded fencing, and impressive climbing frame and increased space.

    Scottish wildcats

    Work was completed on a new off-show habitat for our Scottish wildcats. Eagle-eyed visitors may have noticed some of our feline friends sitting up high on a range of perches.

    Barbary lions

    Work recently commenced on upgrading fencing at the lions’ outdoor habitat.

    Reptile House

    Works on a new outdoor tortoise area at the Reptile House is nearly complete.

  • Café winter opening hours

    Treetop Tearooms is open from Friday to Tuesday for takeaway with outdoor seating available. Lion’s Den café is closed for winter.

  • Education programme

    The zoo’s education programme is now open again for Discovery sessions, Self-guided visits and Outreach visits to your school or community centre. Virtual classes remain available.

    Read more about our education programme.

  • New website

    The zoo launched its new website in September which we hope you like!

Members' benefits

  • Special offers

    Members receive 20% discount in the zoo’s cafes. Please present your valid membership card at the till.

    Members receive 10% discount on the zoo’s photography service. Please present your valid membership card at the till.

  • Zoo admissions

    Members also benefit from free visits to a range of zoos across the UK and Ireland (terms and conditions of entry apply):

    • Fota Wildlife Park – one visit
    • Woburn Safari Park – one visit
    • Colchester Zoo – unlimited visits
    • Exmoor Zoo – unlimited visits
    • Twycross Zoo – unlimited visits
    • Edinburgh Zoo – unlimited visits
    • Highland Wildlife Park – unlimited visits
    • Bristol Zoo – unlimited visits
  • Zoo communications

    Members receive a minimum of two editions of Zoo Craic magazine, and our regular e-newsletter.


If you have any queries about your membership, please email

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