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Situated in the pleasent district of Stanley Park just half a mile from Blackpool front is the Zoo.
A small but nice Zoo very well maintained and clean with friendly helpful staff and a variety of exotic and domestic animals all of which are kept in clean,natural surroundings.There is also the Dinosaur Safari which you can walk around and view the large model Dinosaurs and read about how they lived,all in all a good family day out for both young and old.
The zoo is open everyday except christmas day from 10.00am till 5.00pm.
- Family Travel
Blackpool Zoo is two miles from the promenade. It is spacious and nicely landscaped, and features, lions, tigers, giraffes, apes and sea lions in fact about 300 different species of animals.
There is free parking.
Wheelchairs available to loan.
Pushchairs available to hire.
Cafes and licensed bars, as well as ice cream stands and souvenir shops.
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At Stanley Park is the zoo & dinosaur park which is very interesting. Entry is four pounds fifty just for the zoo; an extra two pounds will cover the dinosaur park as well. All visitors are given a wrist band. There are many animals on display like turtles that can live over 100 years of age. Ring tailed lemurs, Llama, howler monkeys, Indian elephants, Lions, sea lions, gorilla’s & Otters are just some of the animals which can be seen. There are talks all day long about the different animals, you find the times of these on a black board. There’s a café where you can get snacks & toilets for the disabled. The enclosures are nice with plenty of room for the animals, the monkey enclosure is also heated in the winter.
The dinosaur park is very good with life size exhibits & the usual noises, one of them even farts. There’s an erupting volcano in the middle of the complex which shoots water (not lava), & geysers here & there. There’s two shops, one is the gift shop & the other sells framed pictures; you can buy Fair Trade as well. Opening times are 10:00 am to dusk, you can also hire a wheelchair.
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- Family Travel
Blackpool Zoo is only two miles from the Promenade. Big zoo favourites such as lions, tigers, giraffes, apes and a fine collection of marsupials will keep the children happy for hours. Blackpool is very proud of its zoo and welcomes you with open arms. I have been there last year , but I wasnt impressed. Entrance ticket £8 and not many animals. Well, thigs could changed because they introduced some new attractions like Dinosaurs and Amazon. Its all right for Kids
Blackpool zoo is home to over 1500 different spieces of animals. Including lions, tigers, elephants. It has a reptile house and many other attractions. It has a restraunt and a small childrens playground. There are talks on various of the animals and you can go watch some of them being fed. There is a train that can take you to the childrens zoo area of the zoo where you can see goats a donkeys etc. children can go in and see them but be careful with the goats as they have been known to charge if they feel threatened especially if they have there young are in the pen
- Family Travel
Blackpool has a rather small but attractive zoo. It has over 1,500 animals. Judging from the website, it's added more features since I was there, such as the new Dinosaur Safari.
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