Blackpool Zoo: ticket prices, opening times, parking and the animals you can expect to see
This is everything you need to know about Blackpool Zoo, from ticket prices, opening times, parking and the animals you can expect to see.
Blackpool Zoo is a family friendly attraction, providing fun and education for all ages.
Located only five minutes from Junction 4 of the M55 motorway, the zoo is situated in 32 acres of spacious, mature parkland with lakes, waterfalls and traditional English woodland.
If you're planning on visiting the multi award-winning zoo this year, check out our guide below to find all the information you need to make your day as enjoyable as possible.
From April to September 2021, the zoo is expected to be open from 10am to 5.45pm.
To double-check opening times before the day of your visit, check out the official calendar by clicking HERE.
Tickets and prices
To maintain social distancing, Blackpool Zoo is limiting the number of people in the zoo at any one time.
To guarantee entry, all visitors and members will need to book online.
A full list of restrictions and measures in place can be found by clicking HERE.
Here is a full list of ticket prices:
- Adult (16-59 years) - £19.99
- Senior (aged 60 years +) - £17.99
- Student (must show valid student ID) - £17.99
- Child (3-15 years) - £15.50
- Children under the age of 3 are admitted free of charge to the zoo (and do not require a ticket)
- Family of four - £63.99
- Family of five - £77.99
- Disabled adult - £11.50
- Accompanying carer - £8.49
- Disabled child - £9.99
Having printed tickets does make things slightly quicker, but it's not essential - you can just show them on your phone or device, or download them using the Blackpool Zoo App.
Memberships are also available by clicking HERE.
On-site parking is £3.00 for the full day, payable by cash at the machine.
You can purchase by card at the Visitor Services Hub or retail shop in the main entrance.
Parking for disabled visitors is also available. These spaces are also charged at £3.00.
Getting to Blackpool Zoo
Nestled by Stanley Park, Marton Mere and Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool Zoo is just two miles inland from the attractions of the famous Blackpool Golden Mile.
Follow the M6 to junction 32 and take the M55 to junction 4, then follow the ‘brown elephant’ signs to the zoo.
From the town centre or promenade, follow the ‘brown elephant’ signs.
For your sat nav, the postcode is FY3 8PP.
Service 20 is now running to and from the zoo year-round.
Running dates and times can be found on the Blackpool Transport website by clicking HERE.
Blackpool North Station is a 5 minute walk from the town centre, from where you can take the bus or a taxi to the zoo.
Blackpool South Station is about 3 miles from the Zoo.
Blackpool Zoo has over 1,500 rare and exotic animals including seals, lions, giraffes, elephants and gorillas.
The park also houses a 'Dinosaur Safari', an exhibition featuring plastic models of 32 life-size dinosaurs.
To find out about the huge range of animals that call Blackpool Zoo home, click HERE.
Food and drink
Due to current UK Government guidelines, catering outlets will be operating a primarily takeaway service, with a reduced menu available.
Indoor seating is not available, however plenty of outdoor seating is available throughout the park. The Coffee Shop and Nawala Street Food will remain closed.
Where possible, Blackpool zoo is asking visitors to pay by contactless card or phone if possible – the limit has been raised to £45.
Can you bring a picnic?
Yes, you can - there are picnic benches around the park.
You can leave your picnic in the car and pop back for it, too. Just get your hand stamped on your way out.
Is there anywhere indoors to eat our picnic?
Due to current government guidelines, there are no indoor areas to eat picnics.
Does Blackpool Zoo cater for special dietary requirements?
Speak to a member of staff and discuss your meal - they will then offer you options.
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