Double Delight for Half the Price

27 February 2015

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre residents can get a double dose of stripey cuteness for half the price at Blackpool Zoo as its annual March Madness celebration takes place between March 1st and March 27th.

For the seventh year running locals with postcodes FY1 to FY8, PR3 and PR4 will be eligible for a 50 per cent admission discount and can take advantage of the special price to catch up with Barney and Radzi the tiger cub twins.

They were a big hit with visitors when they were born last year and are certainly growing up fast. The daring duo spend their days exploring the paddock, climbing trees and teasing mum, Alyona, and dad, Zambar.

Other zoo favourites are ready to welcome their local fans too. The orangutan family are fully settled into their new £1million home and the antics of Meisie and Moanda the young Western Lowland Gorillas always raise a smile.

As March is also one of the busiest months for births, visitors are in for a treat as new babies will be arriving all over the zoo.

Jude Rothwell, Marketing and PR Co-ordinator at Blackpool Zoo, said: “March Madness is one of our favourite times of the year as we can extend a real thank you to local residents.

“As the days get longer and warmer and everyone starts getting outside after the winter months, our half price offer is the perfect opportunity for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre residents to come and catch up with our animals. 

“We look forward to welcoming everyone ahead of what looks set to be another busy year here at Blackpool Zoo.”

Zoo members will also be able to bring accompanying guests to visit the zoo at half price.

Residents wanting to take advantage of the March Madness offer will need to provide a valid form of identification as proof of address such as a recent utility bill or driving licence.

The March Madness discount can be used for up to six people per household but cannot be used in conjunction with family tickets or any other offers.

March Madness 2015 prices:

Adult:     £8.25

Senior:   £7.25

Child:    £6.00

Under 3’s free


Picture shows: Barney and Radzi the tiger cub twins.

More information about Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo announced record figures for the sixth consecutive year in 2014 as it continued with investment in facilities and attractions, introduces new species and enjoys success in international breeding programmes for endangered animals.

Visitor numbers, school visits and memberships were all up 10 per cent, on the previous year, which all led to a 10 per cent rise in revenue.

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 or Abi Blundell at ICG on 01772 679383 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

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