Blackpool is full of outdoor attractions that provide fun for all the family, and the multi award-winning Blackpool Zoo certainly guarantees an unmissable day out for all ages.
Situated in 32 acres of sprawling parkland, the Zoo is home to all your favourite animals, each housed in spacious enclosures that closely mimic their natural habitat. Visitors of all ages will love exploring the zoo’s woodland, waterfalls and lakes in search of exciting animals.
Animals at Blackpool Zoo
The best zoos have the most exciting animals, and you’ll find them all at Blackpool Zoo:
The Zoo’s African Lions, Wallace and his cub Khari, are among the most popular animals for visitors. Their enclosure includes a large window that allows you to get extremely close to these magnificent big cats.
Blackpool Zoo is home to a pair of beautiful Amur Tigers, Zamba and Alyona, who actually produced two cubs back in 2014. The two cubs are now part of the European Endangered Species Breeding programme, Barney in a zoo in France and Radzi at a zoo in Portugal.
Blackpool houses one Asian Elephant, Kate, who has a large enclosure to roam in . In Summer 2017, the zoo is opening an amazing new elephant house, it will be one of the UK’s largest elephant facilities and will be able to house a family of elephants. p>
Blackpool Zoo is home to a whole family of wonderful Bornean Orang-utans. You won’t want to miss the chance to get to know dad Ramon, mum Vicky and their daughters, Cherie and Summer.
Head over to Gorilla Mountain and say hello to Blackpool Zoo’s five Western Lowland Gorillas. Keep an eye out for the group’s impressive Silverback, Bukavu, along with females Meliki and Njema and their children, Meisie and Moanda.
Penguins have always been a firm favourite of zoo visitors, so be sure to visit Blackpool Zoo’s spacious penguin enclosure, where these adorable birds can be found walking, swimming around and enjoying feeding time.
Another zoo favourite, Blackpool’s family of all-female giraffes spend their day wandering around their enclosure and nibbling on the various branches given to them by their keepers.
Did you know that giraffes only sleep for up to two hours per day, usually for no more than 10 minutes at a time? That means it’s more than likely that they’ll be up to something when you pop in to see them!
Known from their appearances on iconic TV show Blue Peter, the Sea Lions are guaranteed to put on a show. Come and watch them jump acrobatically around their pool - there can be up to five displays a day, so there are plenty of opportunities to watch them in action.
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You’ll also find other favourites such as Zebras, Ostriches, Flamingos, Reindeer, Kangaroos, Meerkats, Wolves, Monkeys and Camels.
Children will love creepy crawlies such as Cockroaches and Blackpool Zoo’s Chilean Rose Tarantula, as well as the cuddly African Pygmy Goats and Mediterranean Miniature Donkeys.
As you can see, there are plenty of animals to visit, so you’d best start early!
Plan your visit
If you’re planning a full day out, you’ll need to factor in food and drink. The Lake View Cafe is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat, serving burgers, pizzas and hot dogs that are sure to please everyone.
Elsewhere, the Coffee Shop is available if you want to stop off for a Starbucks, a BBQ Kiosk, there’s a brand new Asian outlet opening in 2017 called Nawalha Street Food, and during the summer months there are various ice cream kiosks open around the Zoo.
Don’t forget to visit the gift shop on the way out, too. You’ll find a selection of cuddly toys, books, models and souvenirs that will provide your little ones with something to remember their day by.
If you’d like to find out more, we recommend following Blackpool Zoo on Twitter for the latest updates, competitions and animal photography.
Last admission is 45 minutes before the zoo closes.
Closed on Christmas Day
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Opening Times: Blackpool Zoo
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|Adult Ticket||£17.99 |
|Child Ticket||£13.50 |
|2 Adults & 2 Children||£57.50 |
|2 Adults, 3 Children||£68.50 |
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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