Blackpool Zoo’s giraffes and sea lions are looking forward to personally meeting and greeting visitors this Easter!
The chance to go behind the scenes of the Active Oceans arena to say hello to sea lions Gina and Anya is just one of many really wild experiences which visitors will be invited to enjoy from Friday, March 29, through to Sunday, April 14.
With just a limited number of spaces available each day, on a first come, first serve basis, visitors are being urged to buy their tickets from the Amazonia shop next to the elephant paddock when they arrive.
Hand feeding giraffes and meeting the many residents of the zoo’s children’s farm are also on offer, and the zoo promises a full programme of informative talks will take place throughout the school holidays.
A fun for all the family Easter zoo baby quiz trail will also be available, meaning that really is something to keep everyone entertained, from tots right up to their grandparents.
Della Belk, marketing and PR manager at Blackpool Zoo, said: “Our sea lions are firm favourites amongst our visitors and the meet and greet sessions during the February half term were a big hit.
“We continually look for new ways to enable people to get the most out of their time here while visiting the animals at Blackpool Zoo.
“Hand feeding giraffes and contact sessions in the children’s farm have also been very popular with our young visitors recently.”
The daily sea lion meet and greet sessions costs £5 for children aged three to 12 and £10 for anyone over the age of 12.
Giraffe feeding where visitors meet the animals face to face is £10 per person, whatever your age.
Tickets for both of these experiences can be purchased from the Amazonia gift shop on the day of the visit.
Farm sessions where youngsters get to meet a selection of farm animals are free of charge.
Blackpool Zoo is open from 10am every day of the year, except Christmas Day.
The zoo is home to more than 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates set amidst 32 acres of mature woodland and lakes.
Closing time is 5.45pm and last admission is 5pm.
Visitors can save on admission prices by booking online at www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk.