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Blackpool Zoo

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East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP, England
+44 1253 830830
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Zoo looking tired

An ok experience, wouldn't rush back. The zoo badly needs some investment / refurbishment, it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile

We came here as our original plan for the day fell through and the weather was bad. We were so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katoomba, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea lion show” (467 reviews)
“dinosaur safari” (88 reviews)
“feeding times” (148 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP, England
+44 1253 830830
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An ok experience, wouldn't rush back. The zoo badly needs some investment / refurbishment, it looks tired, and to be honest, so do the animals. The only area open to get food was by the entrance / shop. Food was of poor quality, very limited...More

Thank terrierjez
BlackpoolZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Blackpool Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The zoo is constantly being refurbished or having new features added, but the work is quite often behind the scenes. Our new elephant house has cost over £2 million, but many thousands were also spent on a new filtration system...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here as our original plan for the day fell through and the weather was bad. We were so surprised by this lovely zoo and the amenities. My daughter loved the dinosaur display as much as the donkeys. It was wonderful getting to see...More

Thank ravensoak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team are great here from beginning to end. There are plenty of animals to see. Must take your camera. The only things that let it down for me, was when I went to see the penguins get fed the team member did not talk...More

Thank Tigeriffic69
BlackpoolZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Blackpool Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. During the winter, the Talks and Feeds shown on the leaflet you receive on admission, are generally carried out by our keepers, not the Education team. They do, sometimes, get delayed or have to attend to a particular species early,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day with kids and extended family. Staff as ever were very professional, kids loved all the exhibits especially the sea lions and penguins. Only downside is the limited options for meals and the prices. Take your own lunch and you'll have a great day

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the whole visit apart from the wind from the end of storm Brian All staff were amazing and loads to do Loads of car park space (down side having to pay for it) Whole attraction was massive and loads to do for all ages

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Me, wife and 2 daughters aged 8 and 4 spent most of the day at zoo with loads of animals to see !! Food is good with a good variety etc, 100% would recommend visiting kids loved it !!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The zoo was lovely. A nice dinosaur park which my 2 yr old really enjoyed. Lovely penguin display although not many areas to view from. Sea lion display was also good. Staff were really informative and delivered enthusiastically. A nice clean zoo to walk around...More

Thank Reviewer1800
Reviewed 7 November 2017

should keep a whole day for this, very good activity for small children. specially in the summer days, book online 24 hours early to get discount. Not far from blackpool city. good shows with birds and sea lions. Children specially love gorillas.

Thank Mgzafar
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Blackpool Zoo is a great family day out, though to be fair, dry weather is best to enjoy it. There is so much to explore and see, and at Blackpool were very fortunate to always have new baby animals being born. There are many food...More

Thank Joy K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fantastic zoo, animals look content and well looked after. Good sized enclosures. Sea Lion show was a definite highlight of the day

Thank A W
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13 September 2017|
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Response from jderrick2015 | Reviewed this property |
We saw the sea lion meet and greet from a distance and it looked pretty good. It just depends on popularity and what time of the day. The sea lions are really friendly and the trainer (Khalid I think was on when we went... More
5 September 2017|
Response from ricardo6677 | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking costs £2.50 per car per day.
4 September 2017|
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Response from wendy r | Reviewed this property |
It's flat i have COPD and i managed to get around