A taste of the East comes to Blackpool Zoo

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31/03/2017

A taste of the east is set to arrive here at Blackpool Zoo as phase one of our biggest and most ambitious development opens on Saturday 1st April.

Project Elephant is a multi-million pound scheme that will see one of the UK’s largest indoor elephant facilities built on vacant land at the zoo, opening up an additional three acres to visitors.

The new eatery, which is located at the entrance to Project Elephant, has been named Nawala Street Food after a street in Sri Lanka where one of the our nominated charities, the Biodiversity Elephant Conservation Trust (BECT), is based.

It will serve a smorgasbord of oriental and Indian culinary delights. Sizzling stir-fried noodles and rice, scrumptious sweet and sour dishes, creamy curries, spicy samosas and lots vegetarian options will be available throughout the summer season.

The building and outdoor eating area has been beautifully themed with an incredible hand painted mural that was designed by art students from Blackpool Sixth Form College and created with the help of local street artist David Healy.

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 are not allowed to open indoor areas (until 17th May): 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, however they may take themselves inside during inclement weather.  Lemur Wood and Rainbow Landings remain closed.

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 look forward to welcoming you to Blackpool Zoo.