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“disappointing”
Review of Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo
Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Warrington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

had never been here before thought we go here for a change and wish we had not looked untidy where ever we walked animals looked fed up and sad . i know animals do give off smells etc but some of the en-closers really did smell and had a lot of flies and it was not hot weather when we went.dinosaur area was fine still needed tiding up round the flower beds etc , didn't see a lot of staff about so may be when we went they could have been short staffed or they were busy else where , had to queue up to get in for around 15 minutes

Visited August 2013
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“One of the better zoo's”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We've been to blackpool lots oftimes and never visited so made the effort to go and weren't diappointed. The layout and range of animals is really good and the animals seem to be in better conditions than other zoos we've been too, it was a bit cold and wet so missed some parts out but would like to return to see it all properly.

Visited December 2013
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Updated zoo”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The zoo has been extensively updated in recent yrs and has great access ,great places to eat and fab cute animals to big ones like the gorillas ,you will love the zoo it's fresh and clean inside and your children will love all the animals from the lions to the gorillas ,enjoy

Visited September 2013
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Where were the animals?”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

There were too many empty cages, building sites, far too many monkeys and no otters. The penguins also looked wet, cold and uninterested. Very disappointed! Won't be going back in a long time. Save your money and go to Chester zoo or Knowsley Safari park. Utterly terrible day.

Zoo should close at over the holiday period. Happy Christmas.

Visited December 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“blackpool zoo”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

blackpool zoo was great just a pity we choose one of the coldest days of the year to visit but well worth it

Visited January 2013
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