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Do you charge for car parking?            
Yes, it's £3.00 for the full day, payable by cash at the machine.  You can purchase by card at the Visitor Services Hub or retail shop in the main entrance.

Do you have parking for disabled visitors?   
Yes. These spaces are also charged at £3.00.



Can I buy tickets online?        
All visitors, including members, must book tickets online to guarantee entry.  This is due to having limited daily visitor numbers each day that must not be exceeded.

Do I need to print my tickets?    
Having printed tickets does make things slightly quicker, but it's not essential, you can just show us on your phone or device, or you can download them into our brand new App. 

Do you charge for disabled visitors and carers?     
Yes, we do. However, the rate combined is the cost of an adult ticket.

What proof of disability do I need on arrival?
DLA / PIP Letter, Disabled Persons Bus Pass, Access Card, DID Card, Blue/Orange badge or a medical letter confirming disability.

Can I go back to the car for my picnic?          
Of course you can. Just keep hold of your receipt and show that, or ask a member of the team to stamp your hand.

Do you take Tesco “Days Out Vouchers” or Blue Peter Badges?         
Visitors with Tesco Clubcard vouchers must book a 'pre-paid ticket' online and on arrival at our admissions desk must show their online tickets and then pay with their vouchers. They are valid against full priced adult / child / student / senior/ disabled / carer tickets only, not family (discounted) tickets/ memberships or with any other offer.
Blue Peter badges (with a valid ID card) allow free entry for the holder with a full-paying adult only.  They must also book a pre-paid ticket to guarantee entry.

Do you offer discount to NHS staff, the Armed forces or local residents? 
We don’t offer discounts other than to residents of FY1 – FY5 postcode areas as they are Blackpool Borough Council tax payers.  Tickets must be purchased online using the first 3 digits of your postcode and you must bring proof of your address with your online tickets, otherwise you will be charged the difference.

Where can we find discount codes for the zoo?      
The simple answer is “You can’t.”  We don't use discount codes.

Can we bring the dog?    
No, sorry, you can’t due to our animal health policies. Assistance dogs can be cared for by the office staff. A local kennels offers doggy day-care – please telephone 01253 762929.



Can I bring a picnic?        
Yes, you can – we have picnic benches around the park. You can leave your picnic in the car and pop back for it, too. Just get your hand stamped on your way out. Do beware of the seagulls, though, as they’re very partial to a sandwich.

Is there anywhere indoors to eat our picnic?
Due to current government guidelines, there are no indoor areas to eat picnics.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?        
We do our best. Please speak to a member of staff and discuss your meal – they will then offer you options.



Do you have facilities for disabled visitors in the zoo?      
Yes, we do. There is a disabled toilet in every block – 4 in total. There is also a room with a bed for more personal use in the main entrance hall.

Do you hire out wheelchairs, mobility scooters or pushchairs?             
We have wheelchairs available from our Visitor Services Hub. There is no charge for a wheelchair, however we do ask for £10 refundable deposit. Mobility scooters can be hired from a local company – please ring 01253 405457 to make arrangements.

Do you have lockers for personal property / picnics?        
No, but you are welcome to go back to your vehicle at any time.

Do you have a Lost Property department?   
Our Visitor Services team keep a log of lost and found property, so please contact them on 01253 830801 with details.

Do you have a cash machine?              
Yes we do, in the main entrance, there is an admin charge of £1.95 per cash withdrawal.

Do you have a first aid room / first aiders?               
Yes, we do. However, due to the current pandemic we will only be dealing with serious injuries.  However, we can supply a plaster and a wipe if required.


Animal Experiences


How do I buy / book an Animal Experience?
Sales are currently suspended.  We will be contacting everyone who has purchased a voucher to let them know when the bookings calendar is open again.


School & Group Bookings

I'd like to book a group in for an educational visit, who do I contact?             
Bookings are currently suspended.  


General Enquiries


Is smoking allowed in the zoo?             
At present, we do allow smoking in outdoor areas, but would ask you to please be considerate of our other visitors. 

Can you send me some tickets for my raffle?           
Due to the having limited daily visitor numbers, we are unable to offer tickets as prizes currently.

Do you take in unwanted pets / wildlife?        
We don’t. Our animal health protocols prevent us from taking in animals from other sources.

Do you have any jobs available?          
All vacancies will be advertised here.

Do you hold parties at the Zoo?           
Parties are currently suspended.

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Blackpool Zoo is reopening on Monday 12th April!

The government has announced that the outdoor areas of zoos will be allowed to reopen on Monday 12th April 2021.  

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.

Stay safe everyone.