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Zoo shop & Amenities

Picnic and BBQ Areas

We have several picturesque picnic areas at the zoo, some with cold drink vending machines and BBQ facilities.


Our retail store is open every day and is packed full of fun souvenirs, gifts, apparel and toys.

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We offer a wide range of facilities at Hamilton Zoo to make your time here more comfortable and enjoyable.

The following is available for hire from reception (please book in advance to avoid disappointment):

Toilets and parent/child facilities – Toilets (male, female & disabled) and baby changing facilities are situated in the upper and lower zoo. Check our map to see locations.

Parking – Hamilton Zoo has a large car park providing free off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches.

Wheelchair access – Most visitor paths are paved but there are a few slopes where assistance may be required.

Children’s playground – Located at the upper zoo.

Picnic and BBQ Areas – Enjoy one of our many picturesque picnic areas which include cold drink vending machines and BBQ facilities for your convenience. BBQ needs to be booked at least 24 hours in advance and you will need to clean the BBQ after you have used it. BYO BBQ utensils. Check our map to see locations.

First aid facilities – Available at reception.