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“Lovely visit”
Review of Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo
Ranked #39 of 513 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Big enclosures, wide variety of animals, plenty of food and drink outlets. Loads to do for families and young children. Had a lot of fun and would definatley visit again when back in Dublin. Prices are average for the type attraction it is.

1  Thank Faith_WH
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Dublin Zoo. We have a wee one and decided to go here rather than Belfast Zoo as Dublin Zoo is flat, which would making pushing a buggy easier. The road from Belfast is now great as it’s duel carriageway/motorway the whole way to Dublin from Lisburn.

Parking in Phoenix Park was a nightmare as there was an Ed Sheehan concert on and there was none of the usual spots to park. Thanks to a kind Park Warden that directed us to a ‘secret’ parking spot!!

We had pre booked online and I was glad we did as there was a long queue at the pay on the day window but none at the pre booked window.

We took a picnic with us and found a place with loads of picnic tables. There was a huge variety of animals on display and we and our two year old thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

The weather was fantastic which helped. We would highly recommend a visit !!

Thank Joanne and Davi... D
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Been to a few Zoo’s and this one beats the rest. For a start it’s located in such a lovely park which you can explore before or after your visit to the zoo. The price for visiting the zoo is very reasonable. Once inside looking at the map you see it’s one big loop round it most people choose to go left as it’s number one on the map but I suppose you could go anyway. There is plenty of various animals from all over the world in the zoo and plenty of information such as where they came from, diet and how endangered they are. Regular shows and talks about animals run daily we watched the sea lion show well worth it. Lots of toilet facilities and food and snack options dotted around the park too which you don’t often get, the meerkat restaurant was reasonable with lots of choices. Very well kept grounds and spotlessly clean plenty of bins around so no excuse for dropping rubbish.
Great day for all ages would definitely visit again

1  Thank Stewart M
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Great day out for the whole family. New seal ion and urangutang area is great. Spent over 4 hours strolling around and still didn’t see it all!!

Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

What a place! Great amenity in the Phoenix Park/Dublin City. Animals and enclosures very impressive! Huge amount of work on Conservation and Animal Care! Plenty of picnic areas dotted around for those leisurely lunches/snack breaks if you bring your own. If you’ve small kids great areas for play, shade in hot weather, toilets, baby changing etc. Toilets spotless. Chilled water machine around the place to refill your water bottle. Lush planting and lay out ensures a leisure wander around a large site, missing nothing as you go! Can’t recommend highly!

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