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Ho-ho-ho! Enjoy festive fun with Santa experiences at Belfast Zoo’s Wildlife Wonderland!

Date: 6 October 2023

Ho-ho-ho! Enjoy festive fun with Santa experiences at Belfast Zoo’s Wildlife Wonderland!

Grab your breakfast with Santa in the Zoo café and pose for a festive family photo at Santa’s grotto. Children will receive a festive goodie bag.

Adults can sit back and relax whilst the children take time out at our colouring-in station, write their Santa letter and listen to festive stories by Mrs Claus.

Explore our beautiful 55-acre site to see our animals receive their presents, specially delivered by Santa’s elves. The animals will be receiving Christmas gifts and stockings, with special treats inside. Visitors can also hang fruit on the trees as a joyful treat for our elephants Dhunja and Yhetto.

Complete the Christmas Trail and be in with a chance of winning a ‘zooper’ prize. A Family membership, an animal experience, a Junior Keeper experience, and a cub adoption are all up for grabs.

Santa experiences are available at various times on these dates:

  • 9 and 10 December - Breakfast with Santa
  • 16 December - Quiet Breakfast with Santa
  • 17 December - Quiet Santa experience

Book your santa experience

To book, go to Book your breakfast with Santa (link opens in new window)

Terms and conditions for Santa experiences

  • Santa experience includes admission to Belfast Zoo.
  • Child experience tickets include a festive goodie bag.
  • Breakfast experience includes:
    • Child's breakfast – sausage, beans, potato bread, hash brown
    • Adult breakfast – sausage, bacon, potato bread, soda bread, beans
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Strictly valid on selected dates only.
  • You must make full payment at the time you book.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Normal admission, opening hours and the zoo’s visitor code of conduct terms apply.
  • We cannot guarantee an allergy free zone, therefore this event is not suitable for people with food related allergies, such as and not limited to egg, dairy and nut allergies.