Love your zoo this Half Term!

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Summer’s almost here so we’re offering a great day out for all ages this half term

As well as showing off over 1000 mammals, birds, reptiles and bugs, we’re supporting BIAZA’s “Love Your Zoo” campaign. BIAZA is the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the advisory and supportive organisation for most of the zoos in the UK. “Love Your Zoo” is an annual week in our calendar when we work hard to promote our work to new visitors and to remind our regular visitors why zoos are so valuable.

From Saturday, 23rd May until Sunday, 31st, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in our “Heart Trail” which involves the discovery of amazing facts about animals’ hearts and how they work. For example (and this isn’t in the trail!), did you know that an octopus has three hearts? There’s prizes, too!

Check out the conservation area in Orangutan Outlook and have a guess at which products contain or don’t contain palm oil – you might be very surprised! Also find out how the production of these items is destroying the orangutans’ natural habitats and how you can help.

There’s a full programme of talks, feeds and displays each day, so make sure you pick up your timetable at Admissions.

You can also take part (for a small charge) in the mini experiences which bring you so much closer to the animals such as feeding giraffes, flying a barn owl or meeting the sealions.  These should be booked in the Amazonia Gift Shop by the Elephant House and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Have a wonderful half term holiday and remember to “Love Your Zoo”!

Blackpool Zoo is currently closed!

The government has announced that the outdoor areas of zoos will be allowed to reopen no earlier than Monday 12th April.  Until then we remain closed.

As always 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 another date. Please send your booking details to

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Blackpool Zoo when we are allowed to reopen.

Stay safe everyone.