Animal Experiences

See also: Animal Experiences for Visitors with Disabilites, FAQs and Animal Experience Terms & Conditions

Animal Experiences Suspended

Due to the situation with COVID-19 (see our latest updates here) we have taken the decision to suspend all sales and new bookings of Animal Experiences at this time.

All existing bookings will be honoured (unless you have been contacted specifically). We will be opening bookings soon for those who either have had a booking cancelled or who have an existing voucher, we'll be in touch as soon as you are able to make a booking. We hope to be able to take new bookings and sell vouchers again in early 2021.

If you have any questions please email

For reference, you can find out about our usual range of experiences here - 

Keeper for the Day | Keeper Experience | Sea Lion Trainer Experience | Elephant Keeper Experience | Junior Keeper Experience | Meet the Tapirs | Meet the Giraffes | Meet the Lemurs | Meet the Aardvarks | Meet the Tortoises | Meet the Penguins | Feed a Giraffe | Sea Lion Meet & Greet | Party Keeper Experience | Elephant Encounter

We are open and welcoming visitors!

Blackpool Zoo is open, Covid-secure and has many measures in place to keep our visitors, our staff and our animals safe. 

We are abiding by the current Covid Alert Level 'Very High' restrictions and it is each visitor's responsibility to ensure that they also abide by any additional restrictions that may be in place in their local area, specifically regarding socialising with those outside their household and travel. 

Visitor numbers will be limited each day and it is advisable to book online to avoid disappointment.

You can read about everything we're doing to make your visit safe and enjoyable here.