We're holding our 14th Big Toddle for Barnardo’s

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We're holding an animal-inspired Big Toddle on Tuesday June 28th at 10.00am to raise vital funds for Barnardo’s.

Children are being encouraged to dress up in their favourite animal costume and ‘Toddle on the wild side’ for the charity’s annual sponsored walk.

Local families, child-minders and nurseries are being urged to join the annual sponsored event right here at the zoo. All monies raised from the event will help to support Barnardo’s work with disadvantaged children and families around Blackpool and the North West.

Barnardo’s Regional Fundraiser, Jane harries said: “A huge thank you to Blackpool Zoo, which has supported the Big Toddle for 13 years and to all the local families, children and carers who are planning to take part. Your generosity will help us to support some of the most vulnerable children and families in the local area.

Barnardo’s Big Toddle 2016 is proudly sponsored by Aldi’s award-winning baby and toddler brand, Mamia.

To find out more and to register to Barnardo’s Big Toddle please visit www.barnardos.org.uk/bigtoddle, or follow us on Twitter @BigToddle or on Facebook/BigToddle.


The health of our zoo family, which includes our visitors, staff and animals, is our top priority. In light of the 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.