What sets Blackpool Zoo apart from other zoos? Close encounters with animals, excellent facilities for our less able visitors and happy, friendly staff who want to make your visit fun! The zoo stands out in the resort, too, as being an attraction the whole family can visit together. We also have the only gorillas in the north-west and one of the best sea lion displays in the UK. Add to that those, the brand new Project Elephant, then put it all into 32 acres of beautiful, traditional English parkland and you have the hidden gem that is Blackpool Zoo.
Animals at Blackpool Zoo:
Over 1000 animals live at Blackpool Zoo, including many favourites and some you might not know! From aardvarks to zebras, cockroaches to camels – they’re all here!
The Zoo’s African lions, Wallace and his son, Khari, are among the most popular animals with visitors. Their enclosure includes large windows that allow you to get closer to these magnificent big cats than you ever thought possible.
Blackpool Zoo is home to a pair of beautiful Amur tigers, Zamba and Alyona, who produced two cubs back in 2014 as part of the European Endangered Species Breeding programme. Amur tigers are the largest species of cat on the planet.
Our elderly Asian elephant, Kate, is being joined in early 2018 by four more females from Twycross Zoo in Project Elephant, an amazing new elephant house, the UK’s largest indoor facility and extensive paddocks with a pool.
Blackpool Zoo is home to a whole family of wonderful Bornean orangutans. You won’t want to miss the chance to get to know dad Ramon, mum Vicky and their daughters, Cherie and Summer as well as 2017 arrival, Jingga.
Did you know that the only gorillas in the northwest live in Blackpool? Our family of Western lowland gorillas comprises silverback, Bukavu, mums Miliki and Njema, and youngsters, Meisie, Moanda and Makari.
Penguins have always been a firm favourite of zoo visitors, so be sure to visit their spacious enclosure, where these cute waddlers can be found walking, swimming and enjoying feeding time. You can even see them underwater!
Calm and elegant, our giraffes amble round their enclosure enjoying plenty of attention from our visitors. This most iconic of African mammals, the tallest on Earth, can be hand fed during school holidays so why not treat yourself to a close encounter? (Charges apply)
They’re everybody’s favourite. They’re sleek, black, agile and often noisy! They’re Californian sea lions! Make sure to see their display and let them demonstrate all their incredible traits and what makes them so very special.
And much more!
Here at Blackpool Zoo you’ll see all your favourites and perhaps some new ones too! Will you be able to resist the ambling aardvarks or active anteaters? Children will love creepy crawlies such as cockroaches and stick insects, as well as the cuddly African pygmy goats and Mediterranean miniature donkeys.
There is so much to do, 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 healthy meals, salads and snacks. Burgers, pizzas and hot dogs are also available at the BBQ kiosk, too.
Elsewhere, the Coffee Shop is available if you want to stop off for a Starbucks, our new Asian outlet, Nawala 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, check out the zoo’s social media channels for regular updates, news and special offers.
Last admission is 45 minutes before the zoo closes.
Closed on Christmas Day
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
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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