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The only reason to visit Blackpool these days
Member Name: gothicchucky69
Advantages: Well priced and lots to see
Disadvantages: You have to pay £2 for parking - should be included!
This could the only reason for the family to go to Blackpool these days!
Its a fantastic day which isn't over priced. I have to admit I judged the zoo by the standards of Blackpool myself thinking it would be a run down, tacky tourist attraction. I couldn't have been so wrong.
The zoo is about 2 mile from the sea front an is about £14 for adults, £10 for children but if you go on the website you can now get unlimited visits for £28 for the year which is excellent value especially if you live close by. They do family tickets as well so I recommend buying your tickets online.
There are many attractions including the Adventure play barn, the dino safari which is a walthrough garden full of lifesize dinosaurs which is great for kids!
The zoo itself is very well looked after unlike the seafront. My particular favourite is the area where you can walkthrough where all the spider monkey's are running loose it's great fun. There is also gorilla mountain which is an island where I think four gorillas live, there is several viewing points where you can get a closer look. There is over 1500 animals to see and the park is a fair size with plenty of areas to sit and eat.
I really enjoyed this zoo the animals didn't look distressed or sad like they do in some zoo's but I think this may be they have a little more room to roam. I do think it is cruel keeping animals caged but I love to see different species and as long as they are looked after properly and are content I don't see too much harm is being done and it can offer an opportunity to breed endangered species.
Great day out for Adults and children.
Summary: Great day out for the family
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