Go wild at Blackpool Zoo
Multi award-winning Blackpool Zoo sits just east of the town centre, on a 32-acre site that's home to over 1,500 animals from around the globe. Don't miss Wallace and his cub Khari, Blackpool Zoo's resident lions, as well as Zamba and Alyona, two majestic Amur Tigers. Other popular residents include elephants, orangutans and gorillas. You can learn all about the zoo and its animals through hands-on activities, talks and fascinating exhibits.
Explore Stanley Park
Grade II listed Stanley Park sits next to Blackpool Zoo in the east of the town. Built in the 1920s, Stanley Park's centrepiece is a beautiful Italianate marble fountain and you can also enjoy a relaxing drift on the boating lake. There are also a range of activities on offer, including crazy golf, a skatepark and a large playground for younger ones. Don't miss the quirky model village, with its charming miniature castles and cottages.
Discover Preston's history and heritage
Just 30 minutes east of Blackpool in the car, the city of Preston is Lancashire's historic hub. Take in the Greek-style murals and fascinating collection of textiles at Harris Museum and Art Gallery, before visiting the gorgeous Preston Bus Station, a fine example of the Brutalist architectural style.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Blackpool Zoo? Travelodge Blackpool South Shore Hotel is Nearest, or Travelodge Blackpool South Promenade Hotel puts you in the town centre.