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Blackpool Zoo

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East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP, England
+44 1253 830830
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Great day out

3rd visit to the zoo and won’t be our last. Love how you can get so close to the giraffes and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Good day out!

We visited here today with our 7 month old. It was probably more for us than him! Given it was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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%
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“sea lion show” (465 reviews)
“big cats” (118 reviews)
“dinosaur safari” (88 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP, England
+44 1253 830830
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

3rd visit to the zoo and won’t be our last. Love how you can get so close to the giraffes and fascinating watching the gorillas we were thrilled to see the baby. Gutted Kate the elephant was being moved so will need to come again...More

Thank 1andrea17
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here today with our 7 month old. It was probably more for us than him! Given it was a cold, rainy Monday during term time, the place was very quiet. We got to see all of the animals undisturbed and got great pictures....More

Thank Gingerbelle2012
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of open space to walk around, went back in august for a birthday weekend away in Blackpool, lots of different animals to go and see!

Thank KAG1993xx
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

lovely day out with my 12 year old Daughter. Easy to locate and plenty of things to see. Staff are very helpful really enjoyed seeing all the different animals even got to watch the lions and tigers have there dinner. I would recommend to come...More

Thank Bernadette L
Reviewed 3 days 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 yesterday

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 5 days 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 1 week 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 yesterday

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 !!

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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