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.

The health of our zoo family, which includes our visitors, staff and animals, is our top priority. In light of the most recent advice from Public Health England and the government, we have closed Blackpool Zoo at until further notice.

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 any other date in 2020 or we can provide a refund. Please send your booking details to tickets@blackpoolzoo.org.uk.

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 re-open.

Stay safe everyone.