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Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool

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Home to over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates, Blackpool Zoo sits on 13 hectares (32 acres) of land surrounded by trees, lakes, and lawns. The zoo shelters elephants, giraffes, sea lions, gorillas, orangutans, camels, and zebras, to name just a few. Newly added in 2011, Children’s Farm allows families with kids to encounter and feed donkeys, sheep, and goats. One of the zoo’s most popular attractions is Dinosaur Safari, a walk-through area with over 30 life-size statues of extinct animals, with fiberglass models of Tyrannosaurus rex and the woolly mammoth. Check online for special events and discounts on advance tickets. Blackpool Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Blackpool Edition.
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  • Had a pleasant trip round Blackpool zoo yesterday - I appreciate zoos aren't to everyone's liking, but there was an interesting array of animals presents, and they all seemed well fed and looked after...  more »
  • As locals we wanted to take advantage of the half price discount during March and we couldn't have picked a better day for it weather wise! We loved seeing the new elephant house and really good to se...  more »
  • Visited with my family today and had a nice day. Loads to do and in a lovely surrounding. Very expensive on site so take packed lunch. The sea lion show is well worth it. The zoo itself is overpriced,...  more »
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  • This is a great zoo with lots of well looked after animals that all have plenty of space to move around in unlike some zoo's. The zoo is spread over a large area and seems well maintained overall. They are in the midst of building a new Elephant house near to the entrance so the day we visited there was only one elephant in the current enclosure but other than that there was plenty to see and do. Prices of food, drinks etc seemed reasonable too and there is plenty of access for disabled people around the zoo. There are plenty of toilets on site around the grounds and a reasonably priced car park too. Buses also go directly to the zoo from Blackpool. All in all a recommended family day out.
  • This is one of my favourite places to visit. The enclosures are clean and well kept. The staff are friendly and know plenty about the animals they care for. The animals look pretty content. A lot of the money raised goes straight back into conservation. It isn't as money grabbing as other zoos. It's a top day out!
  • Fantastic day out for all the family. We hit on a really nice day in late October and the place wasn't overly busy. Buy your tickets online and get a discount also worth including meals at a cheaper rate. Talks and shows were good. Friendly staff.
  • We really enjoyed visiting here. Wide range of animals. They have walk in enclosures, a barn where you can see farm animals and dinosaur land. We also loved the giant tortoise, you don't see them that often so it was nice. They have several options for food and drink. Indoor and outdoor play areas.
  • Well worth a visit. Loved the cheeky monkeys that you can walk through. One of the few zoos that has an elephant. And weird but wonderful to see wolves. The bird show was fantastic. And the sea lion show was really funny.
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