Venice comes to Pairi Daiza! The characters of the Commedia dell'arte will defy the winter with you and plunge you into a festive atmosphere. Come and enjoy the days getting longer and discover our majestic new entrance. Carnival at Pairi Daiza is every day from February 18 until March 4. For a one-day visit or for an immersive stay.

Welcome to Pairi Daiza

Imagine a 120 metres long glass-covered gallery! The new entrance to Pairi Daiza invites you to travel as soon as you arrive. A journey through time, as you will be immersed in the elegant atmosphere of the late 19th century. Open your eyes wide. 88 original mosaic works adorn this majestic and welcoming entrance. So many references to the travels that inspired Eric Domb for his Pairi Daiza dream. As soon as you arrive, this entrance will highlight the soul of the Park. For beyond our beliefs, our thought, our religions, we all have the same dream of love, tenderness and harmony between all living beings. Welcome to the Enchanted Kingdom of Animals.

A Large Venetian Dome

Venice as if you were there! In our Dome, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Venetian Palaces. You will be welcomed by the company "Regards vénitiens*". On an impressive screen of forty meters long and eight meters high, you will discover images and animations that will make the place look like the Doge's Palace. The Dome will also host an exhibition of sumptuous Venetian costumes. The Venetian Dome is a large covered and animated space, and every day it will also offer seasonal food from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

*Not on Sunday February 26

A masked ball...

Want to laugh, move and have fun? Then the masked ball is the place to go! Every afternoon from February 18 to March 4, it's time to dance! Every hour between 2pm and 5pm, a ball (30 minutes) will take the children on a crazy choreography, imagined by the Cie Arte Corpo. Come to the large Venetian Dome to participate. Choose your session: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm.

Fun and smiles guaranteed.

The Commedia dell’arte in Pairi Daiza

During these two weeks of Carnival, in Cambron-Abbaye, one of our 8 worlds, you can pose with Pierrot, Harlequin or Polichinelle. And our youngest visitors will receive a funny gift*...

*as long as stocks last.

Also the animals are celebrating

In Europe's Best Zoo, the 7,000 animals will also be celebrating during the entire Carnival period. They too will have their own special programme. Our keepers will be preparing "Carnival" feedings and enrichments for them. Giant pandas, elephants, lemurs, gorillas, hippos, lions, bushpigs, meerkats, ... come and experience these beautiful moments with them!

Something to savour

Of course, Pairi Daiza is also a journey for your taste buds. In the Venetian Dome and throughout the Park, you will be offered seasonal specialities concocted by our chef. Did you know that the Pairi Daiza app details every day the restaurants, bars and takeaways open on the day of your visit? Want to grab a bite before you hit the road? Now you can do so in Golden Clock Square, the square with the fountain just before you return to the car park.

Where to eat? 👉 Download the Pairi Daiza App

Become a Member

New this year: The Membership Card. This formula is designed as a warm invitation to become part of the big Pairi Daiza family. This community of members brings together all those who love animals. Become a Member and enjoy unlimited access to Pairi Daiza for 12 months (from your first visit). Many advantages await you once you have validated your card on your first visit. Remember: on the day of your visit, your day ticket can be converted into a Membership Card. Visit our new ticketing area at the main entrance.

More info about Membership Cards

Spent the night in Pairi Daiza

Stay in the heart of the Park in one of our immersive accommodations close to the animals. It's possible during Carnival! Be among the first, in 2023, to stay at the Pairi Daiza Resort! Who will you spend the night with: bears, penguins, tigers or walruses? In the 'Land of the Cold' or in the 'Last Frontier'? Reservations for your 2023 stay are now open! New: the Pairi Daiza Resort gift voucher.

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