Visit Lancashire's Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

You are here


Our busiest year on record ended with a welcome surprise in the form of the Visit Lancashire Award for the Large Visitor Attraction.

The unusual, shiny trophy was presented by TV presenter Ranvir Singh to Zoo Director, Darren Webster and members of staff during a ceremony at the Winter Gardens on 5th September.

It’s not the first time that the zoo has brought home this particular accolade, but it’s a great achievement in light of the world class attractions located nearby.  Darren commented, “I’m delighted that we’ve won this award as it’s a just reward for all the hard work put in by every member of my staff.  We’ve had a very busy year indeed with yet another increase in our visitor numbers, and it’s pleasing to know that the zoo is appreciated as a leading attraction in the county.”

A further submission is now needed to take on winners of other counties throughout the country for the Visit England awards.  

We are open and welcoming visitors!

Blackpool Zoo is open, Covid-secure and has many measures in place to keep our visitors, our staff and our animals safe. 

We are abiding by the current Covid Alert Level 'Very High' restrictions and it is each visitor's responsibility to ensure that they also abide by any additional restrictions that may be in place in their local area, specifically regarding socialising with those outside their household and travel. 

Visitor numbers will be limited each day and it is advisable to book online to avoid disappointment.

You can read about everything we're doing to make your visit safe and enjoyable here.