Dublin Zoo, located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, is Ireland’s most popular family attraction and welcomed over one million visitors last year. As one of the world’s oldest and most popular zoos, the 28 hectare park is home to some 400 animals in an environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo!
Wild Lights opens on Friday, 3rd November 2017 and runs until Sunday, 7th January 2018
Wild Lights, a magical night-time spectacular event, featuring giant colourful lanterns and illuminated animal sculptures inspired by wildlife.
Follow the enchanted trail where you will discover the dazzling array of beautifully crafted giant silk lanterns, then be wowed by the Chinese performers and Chinese craft market while enjoying Chinese foods and warm drinks.
Wild Lights promises to be a truly unforgettable experience where friends, families and groups can come together to celebrate the festive period.
Tickets on-sale now!
Shop, Restaurant and Kiosks. Most of Dublin Zoo is accessible by people with disabilities; new manual wheelchairs are available on request.
Dublin Zoo’s New All-Weather Play Forest
Dublin Zoo has officially opened its brand new family attraction, the children’s Play Forest, which is guaranteed to have your children climbing, swinging and sliding! The new Play Forest is completely sheltered so it can be enjoyed in any weather and is yet another reason to visit Ireland’s most popular family visitor attraction.
Children are certain to enjoy the large slide, palm trees, sand, wooden huts and rope bridge and of course the wooden tiger and monkey. Suitable for children aged from 4 to 12 years old, the Play Forest can be found next to the orang utan habitat, which is located between the Asian Forests and the Fringes of the Artic.
Prices Daily Tickets
- Adult €17.50
- Child aged 3 to 15 years €13.00 (must be accompanied by an adult)
- Child under 3 Free
- Senior Citizens €13.50
- Student €13.50 (must show valid student ID card)
- Child with special needs* €6.50
- Adult with special needs *€10.00
- Family Tickets
2 Adults + 2 children €49.00
2 Adults + 3 chidlren €53.00
2 Adults + 4 children €57.00
- Groups (10+ people)
All Daily Ticket Types can be booked online to save queuing time at the zoo.
Annual pass - Family:
• Pass holder + 3 Adults or
• Pass holder + 2 Adults + 2 Children or
• Pass holder + 1 Adult + 4 Children or
• Pass holder + 6 Children
Click here to book Annual Pass
Dublin Zoo Opening Times
- February 9.30am to 5pm
- March - September 9.30am to 6pm
- October 9.30am to 5.30pm
- November & December 9.30am to 4pm
By bus: 25, 26, 46A 66 / 66A / 66B, 67, 69.
Luas Red Line: 15 minute walk from the Heuston stop.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Teenagers may be required to show ID.
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