Belfast Zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals and 140 species. Many of the animals are under threat in their own natural habitat and Belfast Zoo is a very important base for their survival. Situated on a 55 acre site on the north side of Belfast, the zoo is easy to access from Ballygally (approximately 20 miles). Visitors can enjoy panoramic views over Belfast Lough and the surrounding countryside. Open all year round, children's playground, restaurant, picnic areas and gift shop. A truly wonderful day out for all the family.