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 suspended all sales and new bookings of Animal Experiences at this time.

We will be extending all recently expired and outstanding vouchers to ensure that people can get their experiences booked in.  Unfortunately it is taking much longer than anticipated to be able to send out the bookings calendar due to the ever-changing lockdowns and tiers.  Once we feel confident that we can start taking bookings we will contact everyone with an outstanding voucher to get them booked in.  Thank you for your patience. 

If you have any specific 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

Blackpool Zoo is closed!

In light of the most recent national lockdown announcement from the government, sadly we will be temporarily closing Blackpool Zoo again from 5th January 2021.

As always please be assured that our dedicated keeper team will continue to provide the best care for our animals during the closure.

If you’ve booked tickets for any day during this closure, you can exchange them for another date. Please send your booking details to

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels. We apologise for any disappointment and thank you for your patience.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Blackpool Zoo when we are allowed to re-open.

Stay safe everyone.