Sea Lion Trainer Experience
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.
Dive into the world of Sea Lion training as you head behind the scenes at our Active Oceans Arena with our expert trainers.
You’ll start your day on the beach as you watch a private training session and witness first-hand how we teach our sea lions new behaviours. Then it’s time for you to step up and practise one of these behaviours for yourself. Next, it’s time to weigh and prepare a fishy feast before heading on a behind the scenes tour and feeding some of our sea lions. Finally, you’ll watch our popular sea lion display from the beach before making your public debut to show off your new skills as a sea lion trainer.
We only accept one booking per slot, so your experience will be exclusive to you… and your friends if you can bring yourself to share!
Each experience lasts for about two hours and you will be free to enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. This experience includes admission into the zoo and you’ll also get a complimentary car park pass, certificate and a Blackpool Zoo Souvenir.
Specific Terms & Conditions
- You must be at least 16 years old to participate in this experience.
- Maximum 2 participants per experience.
- 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 February 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.