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Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool
(4.3/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Blackpool Zoo and other Blackpool attractions using our handy Blackpool family vacation planner.
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  • We visited this zoo on Friday 11th November as part of our trip away from London. I have been to other zoos such as London and Colchester (which is meant to be better than Blackpool) but I can honestl...  more »
  • Fantastic zoo plenty to see and do kept my 4 year old grandson happy for four hrs great value for money would highly recomend 
  • We had a lovely day visiting all the animals- the place is well kept and so clean. We spent the whole day taking loads of pictures. A must for every animal lover. We will definitely be back again soon 
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  • Very nice place to go as a family day out. Kept clean an tidy and plenty to do for the kids,with all the play areas an places to have a picnic. Everything is placed with good arrangement and there some shows put on with different animals throughout the day to keep the kids happy.
  • Great zoo - Lemur enclosure is amazing - no barriers and they'll get right up close to you. Fantastic. Happy to see a new elephant enclosure is due in 2017 with a full herd if breeding Asian elephants.
  • Visit regularly due to having a season pass. Staff always happy to help. Good number of talks/displays giving info on Animals. Animals seem very well cared for however a few of the enclosures in need of refurbishment.
  • An amazing day out for all the family and plenty of animals to see. Worth checking out the feeding times as well as the penguin show. What is worth noting is that eating here can be really expensive so I highly recommend taking a packed lunch or picnic.
  • Love Blackpool zoo, but catering was an issue when we went this time. Stood in a queue that was about 6 people deep for half an hour for drinks and ice creams (when we got to the counter could only get freezer ice creams as the machine was out of order) and the canteen isn't the best. Otherwise though a lovely zoo that is preferable to Chester in price and distance as everything is close together.