Took my grandchildren to Blackpool Zoo this week & it really IS the perfect family day out!
There has been huge investment over the last few years with new enclosures replacing old, out-of-date ones (for example, the sealion area), new animals (such as a new pride of lions), the introduction of completely new animals such as the giraffes & penguins with state-of-the-art, purpose built enclosures (wolves coming this year) & fabulous “up close & personal” areas … my grandchildren LOVED these! Lemur Wood was their favourite as the lemurs were sitting sunbathing on the path, enjoying all of the attention they were getting from the visitors.
They also loved Amazonia (a recreation of a tropical rainforest) with tiny monkeys & parrots running & flying free; watch your bags as the monkeys are very adept at locating food! But it’s just lovely being able to get so close to the animals.
There is a play area for the kids & a cafe for when you need to get a second wind & if the kids STILL have spare energy at the end, there is a price reduction for zoo visitors for Playbarn entry.
Can’t be beaten for a family day out!