Blackpool Zoo

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  • Address: East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8PP, United Kingdom, FY3 8PP
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1253830830
  • Fax: +44-01253830800
  • Ticket Price: 16 EUR
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Zoo, Play Ground, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries, Landmarks

Blackpool Zoo - Review

Quick facts: 32 acres, 1500 animals, and lot of up close and personal activities.

Primary Exhibits of the Zoo Include:

  • The Elephant and the Reptile House – pachyderms, caymans, anacondas, piranhas, rattlesnakes and poison dart frogs
  • Gorilla mountain – 5 big apes
  • Lemur Wood – ring-tailed, red-ruffed and red-fronted
  • Active Oceans – sea lions and penguins
  • Big Cats – African Lions and Siberian tigers
  • Amazonia – South American dwellers
  • Wold Ridge – just three wolves from Iberia
  • Wallaby Walkout – wallabies and kangaroos
  • Children’s Farm – up close and personal with donkeys, pigs, geese, rabbits, cows, llamas, chickens, ferrets, guinea pigs, pygmy goats, reindeer and Ouessant sheep.
  • Dinosaur Safari - hirty life-size, fiberglass statues of extinct animals

There other animals too, such as red pandas, meerkats, Bactrian camels, Oriental small-clawed otters, South American tapirs, aardvarks, mountain zebras, red river hogs, cottontop tamarins, Bornean orangutans, great grey owls, barn owls, Von der Decken's hornbill, rainbow lorikeets, ostriches, Eastern white pelicans, Egyptian tortoises, Nile monitors, royal pythons, White's tree frogs and giant African land snails.

Some of the activities arranged by the zoo let you work as a keeper for a day, clean out the big cat pens, adopt an animal for a year, feed a lemur, train your own bird or sealion, or just have a meet and greet with some of the animals.

Children’s activities provided at the zoo:

  • Mini train ride from the Blackpool Zoo that take you through a safari.
  • Orang-u-tangle play area
  • Mini golf
  • Inflatables – have the kids bounce their energy away.

Blackpool Zoo Information

  • Tickets are cheaper of booked in advance online.
  • Ticket Prices and hours change day to day. Check with zoo website for the particular day of your visit.
  • Not allowed: Bikes, rollerblades, scooters and footballs
  • Dogs not allowed.
  • Check website timings for feed times.
  • Wheelchairs are available at the reception. The zoo is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • There are toilets for the disabled.
  • Talking tours can be booked for blind visitors one week prior to visit.
  • There are kennels to keep you dogs in.

Blackpool Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Seniors : £13.99, Student : £13.99, Child (aged 3-15 years) : £11.50
  • Disabled : GBP 9.25, Carer of Disabled : GBP 9.25, Disabled Child : GBP 7.75
  • Car parking available at £2.50 per car per day. Carry exact change.

Blackpool Zoo Hours

  • Closes at 05:45 pm (Last week March – Last Week August).

How To reach Blackpool Zoo by Public Transport

  • Bus 16 and 20 stop Blackpool Zoo.
  • Bus 2, 5, 74, 76, 84 stop Victoria Hospital (10 minutes walk).

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TripHobo Highlights for Blackpool Zoo

  • Blackpool Zoo Address: East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8PP, United Kingdom, FY3 8PP
  • Blackpool Zoo Contact Number: +44-1253830830
  • Blackpool Zoo Timing: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm
  • Blackpool Zoo Price: 16 EUR
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  • Website: http://www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk
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Things to Know Before Visiting Blackpool Zoo

  • 95% of people who visit Blackpool include Blackpool Zoo in their plan

  • 39.64% of people start their Blackpool Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Blackpool Zoo

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Blackpool Zoo

People normally club together Sandcastle Water Park and Blackpool Tower while planning their visit to Blackpool Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • We had an absolutely wonderful day here with the children during the summer holidays. It's actually marginally cheaper than Chester, and when booking online, it's well worth including a meal deal with the tickets. For £3 extra we fed four of us, hot meals and drinks, and we worked out from the menu that we basically got over £20 worth of good for £3. There us lots of variety too. The animals are all beautiful, the sea lion show was wonderful, and there is plenty to do and see to keep kids and adults happy!!! Can't wait to revisit.

  • It is a good day out if you come early and catch the shows on that day, there are a ton of different animals to look at, including giraffes, monkeys, elephants. You get handed a map which is very useful, there are a number of restaurants/cafes located around the park. I personally love the watermelon slush they sell. Last time I came they hadn’t the dinosaur park, this is a new great feature for kids. My daughter had a great time. There is also a play area for children with numerous picnic benches around the area if you wished to take your own lunch. Zoo is also wheelchair accessible for those who need it. Would recommend giving the place a visit

  • We visited when it was pouring it down with rain, expecting a wasted journey we couldn’t be more wrong. There were plenty of animals to see, even the lions and tigers were enjoying the downpour! The sea lion show was great and the enclosures were of a good size. The elephants were a highlight but looked slightly restless. The cafe and other facilities were a little dated. For the entry price and size of the zoo, it was pretty good value for money and one of the better things to do whilst in Blackpool.

  • Blackpool Zoo is a place ideal for families to come and have fun seeing animals of all kinds in their new habitats. I don't really like how they have been captured and put into new places, but it was definitely worth £15, because we collected a voucher. The monkeys were very entertaining and it was worth the drive too! Very well done to the team who work here. For this reason I am rating this place 5 stars!

  • A decent zoo with a wide range of animals. Great for younger kids as well as it isn't as big as Chester zoo so there is less walking involved. The animals seem well looked after and have good sized enclosures. The only problem was I couldn't use my club card vouchers against a family ticket so it cost me £10 more than it should have done.

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