Groups & Schools

At Blackpool Zoo, we pride ourselves on creating an engaging day out for children, taking them on an educational journey that allows them to discover different animals and the natural world, bringing learning to life.

We are pleased to serve educators in Lancashire and beyond, by providing science-based information to help nurture a love of nature and inspire conservation action. From pre-school learning adventures to animal scientist workshops, we offer a range of fun learning opportunities.

Our educational programmes are customised to suit any age or ability and there is no limit on the number of students who can participate.   The summer Big 5 Adventure Tours for schools offer the chance to discover and learn about topics such as habitats, adaptations, classification and endangered species at our ambassador animal enclosures .

We are a Zoo for all with programs tailor-made to suit any age, ability, or characteristic.  We have no limit on number of students, large groups can be accommodated.
We welcome school eco-councils and offer sustainability workshops and eco-champion advice panels and we offer hands on learning programmess available for smaller groups.

We offer competitive prices on school trips, see below:

Additional benefits

Pre-booked schools and groups are also able to benefit from -

  • Pre-visit tickets x 2
  • Free parking for coaches
  • Free admission for coach drivers

Important Information

  • The following discounted rates are term time only: School, SEN school and student.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice. 
  • Prices are based on visits Monday to Friday, in term time. Visits during weekends and holidays are classed as group visits.
  • Child prices are for children ages 3-15 years. 2 years and under are free admission.
  • Blackpool Zoo members are charged admission as part of a school or group booking visit.
  • Schools or groups can not participate in the March Markdown promotion.
  • To qualify for these school and group discounted rates, you must book with us at least 48 hours before your visit.
  • All groups, schools and nurseries must consist of 15 or more paying visitors.

Social Story

Our social story is a narrative to illustrate a school visit. The story shows the different situations from arrival at the Zoo to the animal and sensory experiences a student may encounter during the visit. We hope this helps some children understand and be prepared for their day trip to Blackpool Zoo.

Download our social story here.

We also have a sensory map available to download here, highlighting noises and smells within the enclosures and any possible busy areas.

Until April 2024/May-Aug 2024 prices

School group 

SEN school group

Further Education (16-18 years old) 

Higher Education (University) 

Nursery, summer school and uniformed group

Organised group 

(Groups of 15 paying visitors or more)

£8.99 / £10.50
£8.99 / £10.50
£9.99 / £11.99
£9.99 / £11.99
£8.99 / £10.50 (child 0-2 years old FREE)
£9.99 / £11.99
£10.99 / £12.50
£10.99 / £12.50
£10.99 / £12.50
£10.99 / £12.50
£14.99 / £16.99
£14.99 / £16.99
£10.99 / £12.50
£10.99 / £12.50
£10.99 / £12.50
£10.99 / £12.99
£14.99 / £16.99
1 free carer per paying disabled visitor - proof required
Free adult ratios
1 per 5 primary school and 1 per 10 secondary school paying children.
1 per paying child with SEN
1 per 10 paying students.
1 per 10 paying children.

Have a question?

  • For any enquiries and to book please email
  • email
  • Call us on
  • 01253 830805
  • phone

Booking Enquiry Form

Please note - our enquiry line is not always manned, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. 

If enquiring by email, please include your name and contact details, the date of your visit, number of pupils and group leaders details.