Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Lancashire  /  Blackpool  /  Zoos & Aquariums  /  Blackpool Zoo
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.
Create a full Blackpool itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Blackpool

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Blackpool by other users

18 days in Northern England BY A USER FROM MALTA August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Lancashire & Croydon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Lancashire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It's our 5th year of having a family pass, we live quite close to the zoo so for us it's easy to visit, a lot of money is being spent updating the zoo and it's making a real difference! 
  • This was ok, its too over rated. ive been to better Zoo's but its Fab if you have children. Big zoo. dont buy from shops to expensive as it is in every zoo not just this one. my son enjoyed ... thats ...  more »
  • better than the comedy night but someone hit my car in the car park, paid £2.50 to park. paid £30 to get in. great zoo but the car parking charge is too much for zoo visitors, especially as you pay to...  more »
Google
  • 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.