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A Day at Blackpool Zoo

By Evette Garside @evette77

On Wednesday we took a family day out to Blackpool zoo. We have been before but Izebella was very little then so probably doesn't remember much from her first trip.

Blackpool zoo is located close to Stanley park and costs about £6.00 by taxi from the centre of Blackpool. I believe there are also a few buses that take you straight there. There are signposts throughout Blackpool directing drivers towards the zoo too.

The first thing we saw when we got into the zoo was a big dinosaur area. Of course these creatures died millions of years ago but they are really big and lifelike. Once past the dinosaurs it's time to meet some very much alive creatures like this gorgeous guy.
A day at Blackpool zoo

Many of you may know that I absolutely love tortoises and even have one myself, tho he is much much smaller than this giant species. I would absolutely love one of these in my garden.

Blackpool zoo has so many animal species including big and little mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and even a few bugs. Here's just a few I managed to snap.

A day at Blackpool zoo
I found the big cats fascinating, being so close to them and only separated by a wall of glass.

There are lots of monkey type species including gorillas, these are kept far away for obvious reasons but can still be easily viewed. There is an orang-u-tan enclosure where we could watch them high up and Amazonia where small monkeys are in the trees all around us and often jump down right in front of us along with tropical birds flying around.

There are lots of really interesting and unusual animals too such as Tapirs and other animals rarely seen.

The small farm area is great for kids. It's located in a barn and contains pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, donkeys, rabbits and a few other more well known farm friends. They even let you hold and touch smaller animals at certain times of the day and feed them.

A day at Blackpool zooA day at Blackpool zoo

We spent a good 4 hours at the zoo, walking around, seeing the animals, farm visit, sea lion show and dinner at the restaurant. A family meal deal consists of 2 adult meals and 2 kids with drinks for £18.00. It is similar to McDonalds with choices of burgers and nuggets so not too bad a price.

There are toilets located all around the zoo, gift shops, and a park area too.

Adult tickets start from £13.99 depending on date and child tickets are slightly discounted. It is cheaper to book online prior to arriving and discounts are given on family tickets too.

Find out more at Blackpool zoo.


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