There’s good news from Blackpool Zoo, who have announced that the popular 35 acre park will open its gates to the general public from Monday 29th June, with a preview weekend exclusively for members on Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June. Visitors will enjoy seeing a wealth of baby animals as there have been many births during the last few months. These new arrivals include Emperor Tamarin twins, capybara, kangaroo and wallaby joeys, King Colobus monkeys, plover chicks, porcupettes and a Red Titi monkey.
However, to keep everyone safe, visitor numbers will be limited each day and everyone, including members, will need to book online to guarantee entry. Tickets will be available next Tuesday, June 23, with member bookings going live in the morning and general tickets in the afternoon. Tickets can be booked at

Darren Webster, the Director of Blackpool Zoo, said, ‘It has been very strange and sad to see the park in the glorious sunshine without any visitors, so we can’t wait to welcome them back. Our teams have been working hard to get ready to safely reopen in a Covid-19 secure manner. We would ask visitors to be patient and understanding when booking and visiting while we all get used to the temporary way of working. There will be plenty of trained staff onsite to ensure everyone can safely enjoy their visit.’