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Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Dublin 8, Ireland | +353 1 474 8900 | Website
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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair

Overview

We were just in time for the sea lion feeding which was great to see, and also got very close the giraffes and the silverback gorilla. I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity of accessible toilets and I didn't find anything that I couldn't get to or enjoy.

Transport & Parking

4

We took a taxi as the zoo is in the middle of a large park. There is a car park right next to the zoo for people who are driving but unfortunately out of staggering range of the entrance. It alleges to be a 15 minute walk from Heuston station but it seemed further than that.

Access

4.5

Great, all of the enclosures and indoor animal houses were accessible and we got to see everything. There are a few very steep hills though so it is worth making sure you have someone to help if you are in a manual wheelchair. The zoo do have some manual wheelchairs that they can lend out I noticed which will be useful for some as it is about a 5km walk around the whole zoo based on the distance measured by my wheelchair's power assist phone app.

Toilets

5

Accessible toilets, normal style, are dotted throughout the zoo at the same points as the regular loos. You do need to ask for the code to access them when you go in as they are locked to keep others out - great idea as long as you have the code! I did find the doors very heavy and required help to get in and out of the toilets.

Staff

5

Very helpful and friendly, keepers were doing talks about their animals too which was very interesting.

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Carers go free so bring some proofs :-)

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Picture of Dublin Zoo - Sea lion feeding and talk

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