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Blackpool Zoo

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Address: East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP, England
Phone Number:
+44 1253 830830
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Blackpool Zoo is a family friendly attraction, providing fun and education...

Blackpool Zoo is a family friendly attraction, providing fun and education for all ages. Situated only 2 miles inland the Promenade, the park is easily accessible from the M55 motorway. Over 1000 animals, birds and reptiles reside in a scenic 32 acre park amidst mature trees, lakes and spacious lawns where the kids can burn off their excess energy. All your favourites are here including big cats, elephants, giraffes, sealions, gorillas, orangutans, camels, zebras and many, many more. Opened in 2014, the new Orangutan Outlook allows visitors to get up close and personal with these charismatic apes. Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 10 am, the park's closing times vary seasonally.

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When the beach, tower etc have taken their toll then this is good to break up the week. It does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed June 1, 2016
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9 reviews
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

When the beach, tower etc have taken their toll then this is good to break up the week. It does what it says on the tin.

Thank JaySmi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time that we have visited Blackpool zoo, we had booked online in advance to our visit which meant we saved money but we also saved money on the meal deals that they do which was either a hotdog or burger with fries and a soft drink if we were to go again we would NOT eat... More 

Thank Kirstylou85
Bury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is so good for families with small children as its not too big. All the big animals you would expect are there and the view of them is good too. The sea lion show is especially fun to watch. Bring a picnic as there are plenty of benches and the cafe is a bit basic I thought. The... More 

Thank Samantha C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed May 31, 2016

It was our first visit to the Zoo and we had a great day the weather was lovely too. There was lots of info on the animals and plenty of talks throughout the day. It was clean and tidy of all rubbish. The cafe was reasonably priced and the food was good. Will be visiting again when we're back in... More 

Thank Jo J
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We love the zoo it's so open and free which allows my children to explore. Clean park and good variety of food and drinks for everyone. Highly recommended this park

Thank emma h
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Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Booked tickets online so got them cheaper. That also helped to fast track the ques. Paid £2.50 for carpark (Which should be free in my opinion) on entering the zoo we Went through the dinosaur part which was very knowledgeable yet some of the dinosaurs limbs were missing and a bit shabby looking. Had a picnic there because the food... More 

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BlackpoolZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Blackpool Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our prices are carefully researched and structured to be in line with other attractions within the resort and with other zoos. However, I'm pleased that, overall, you enjoyed your day. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016

always a good day out here, plenty to see, helpful and friendly staff, liked the train ride round the zoo for the kids

Thank vexpez13
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Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is great for adults and children of all ages. I was so impressed with the wide range of animals they have and clearly look after well. It's really well signposted inside and accessible for wheelchair users. The toilets are kept clean and there are plenty of drinks/ice cream stations dotted around. If your a healthy eater like me... More 

Thank Jane L
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited on what turned out to be one of hottest days weve had so far-so great weather(perhaps too hot)but that meant most of the animals who could came out into the open enclosures,so really good and got some great pics-even a peacock with his plumage fully extended!Also tigers,elephants,camels,etc-even some giant turtles who appeared to be fighting!Now the other bits-because good... More 

Thank caz c
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Sunday 29th May 7 adults 5 grandchildren I am not a great lover of zoos but have visited this zoo twice I will share some photographs from a previous visit all still relevant all animals are clean and their pens, with plenty of room I know its not the plains of Africa but these animals are at least safe the... More 

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