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 Open!

As part of Step 2 of the national roadmap out of lockdown we are allowed to open once again.  

However, we will not be allowed to open most indoor areas: the indoor eating area of the cafe is closed, as are the indoor viewing area of animal houses including elephants, big cats, giraffes, small primates, gorillas and orangutans.  These animals all have access to their outdoor enclosures.

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.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Blackpool Zoo.