Elephant Encounter

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Come face to trunk with one of our magnificent Asian elephants during our brand-new Elephant Encounter.

Price: From £100 per person
Duration: 30 minutes
Age: You must be at least 12 years old to participate in this experience. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult participant.

Experience includes

Due to the situation with COVID-19 we have taken the decision to suspend all sales and bookings of Animal Experiences at this time. If you have a current booking, you will be contacted if it needs to be postponed.  Please keep checking back as we will open sales again once we have capacity to take new bookings, this will be later in the year.

For anyone with a currently unbooked voucher, we will be looking to extend your expiry date once we are accepting bookings again. Further information will be emailed to you when you are able to book again. Thank you for your understanding.

Join our expert elephant keepers behind the scenes at Project Elephant Base Camp and witness first-hand how well trained the herd are. You’ll have the opportunity to find out what an elephant’s skin really feels like before hand-feeding one of the girls a tasty snack.

There will be a maximum of 6 people taking part at any one time. All activities are done through a protective barrier and you will not be in the same enclosed area as the elephant at any time during the experience.

Each experience lasts for about half an hour and you will be free to enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. This experience includes admission into the zoo and youll also get a complimentary car park pass and certificate.

Specific Terms & Conditions

  • You must be at least 12 years old to participate in this experience.
  • Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult participant.
  • There will be a maximum of 6 people taking part at any one time.
  • Unfortunately, this experience is not suitable for wheelchair users, pregnant women or people with epilepsy.
  • Please click here for full terms and conditions for all Animal Experiences.

 

 

 

Option 1 - Book a Date

Already got a date in mind? You can book and pay for your experience online. Please note - Spaces are available starting from April 2020.

 

Option 2 - Buy as a Gift

If you're looking to buy this experience as a gift for someone special, you can purchase an undated gift voucher and let them choose their own date. 

 

 

 

 

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Children under three are free!

KEEP IN TOUCH

Blackpool Zoo is now open!

We are in Tier 3 rule so we are unable to open indoor viewing areas of our animal houses or indoor seating areas – but stick your wellies on, dig out your woollies, wrap up warm and enjoy plenty of fresh air as you explore the zoo.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back!!

A full list of restrictions and measures in place can be found here.  Please ensure you read them before you book your tickets as they are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.