February half-term family fun at the zoo

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There will be plenty of fun for all the family at the zoo this February half-term.

The chance to fly a barn owl, hand feed one of the zoo’s majestic giraffes and even meet and greet the family of Californian sealions are just a few of the daily animal encounters families can get involved in from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February (Sealion meet and greet available from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st only).

A jam-packed extended programme of educational talks will also be happening throughout the week and loved-up visitors will be able to complete the Valentine’s zoo trail.

For those who like to plan ahead, we have a whole host of animal experiences including fence feeding a tiger and tickling a tapir, which are available all year round and can be booked via the zoo’s reception.

Our daily animal encounters are available to be booked on the day of visit from the Main Gift Shop. Tickets are limited so spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Prices start from £10.

The animal experiences require a pre-booking at reception. Prices start from £60.

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.