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People searching for zoo-nique Mother’s Day gift inspiration should look no further than Blackpool Zoo!

The award winning attraction has a whole host of really wild ideas that are sure to delight any animal lover. From memberships starting at just £27.50 to ‘Animal Trainer for the Day’ packages for £200; there is something to suit all budgets.

A membership allows unlimited entry until December 31st 2012 with additional benefits including a ten per cent discount in shops and cafes and half price admission into the zoo’s Playbarn and sister attractions Lakes Aquarium and the Bournemouth Oceanarium

New animal encounters, with prices ranging from £60 to £200 have been added to the list in 2012. From ‘Animal Trainer for a Day’ to a purrfect ‘Big Cat Encounter’ to mini experiences including ‘Meet the aardvarks’ and ‘Tickle a tapir’, all packages include free zoo entry, refreshment vouchers and shop discounts.

The zoo’s popular ‘Keeper for the Day’ experiences can be enjoyed all year round for £175. Mums will spend the day shadowing the animal experts and preparing food, cleaning out enclosures and getting up close and personal with some of Blackpool’s most popular residents!

Animal adoptions, which are just £75, are a great alternative gift that will also help with the conservation of endangered species across the globe.

Last but not least, if you can’t make your mind up what to buy for your animal mad mum, you can just purchase a gift voucher and leave the choice to her!

More information on the fantastic array of ‘zoo-nique’ gifts can be found at


Pictures show: People enjoying some of the fantastic animal experiences available at Blackpool Zoo. Please click on the links below to download free high or low res versions of the images.

More information about Blackpool Zoo:

Blackpool Zoo’s visitor numbers continued to hit record highs in 2011, with the year being hailed as the busiest in the zoo’s 39 year history.

Blackpool Zoo is owned by Parques Reunidos, the second largest European leisure parks operator and a leading world-wide player. The zoo is home to over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates set amidst thirty-two acres of mature woodland and lakes. 

The zoo’s signature animals include elephants, giraffes, big cats, gorillas, orang-utans, sea lions, primates, zebras and kangaroos. It is open every day of the year, apart from Christmas Day, from 10am.

For further information please contact:

Paula Holden, Julie Hackett or Denise Dawson at ICG on 01772 679383 or email or

Out of office hours contact: Paula Holden on 07772268378