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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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  • Took grandchildren to Blackpool Zoo - great day out for families. The Sealion show was amazing - well worth scheduling one in during your visit.  more »
  • enjoyed a good half day at the zoo which we could of stayed longer if you got kids it could last all day so go early  more »
  • The weather was great. We got there for opening and wasn't long in the que as we had bought our tickets online. Overall the zoo is well laid out and most of the animals were out in the sun. The only n...  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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To enjoy a seaside break at Blackpool, choose from a range of award-winning hotels in and around the city. Blackpool boasts over 300 stylish hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, and self-catering providers. Stay close to the sea and have access to the best beaches in the region by booking your rooms at one of the city's self-catering waterfront apartments. Blackpool's large hotels also offer spacious rooms within walking distance of the water, as well as great nightly entertainment for the whole family.
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