A visit to the zoo is good for you! - The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)

Blackpool Zoo has teamed up with mental health charity, Lancashire Mind, to champion mental wellbeing for all.

The new partnership has been launched to find out if a visit to the zoo is good for you and if visitors’ wellbeing improved throughout their visit. It links the zoo’s work to provide an educational and fun environment with Lancashire Mind’s work to promote its five ways to wellbeing.

The survey will take place during selected days on February half term and the results will be collated and analysed to see how wellbeing improved throughout the day.

Nicola Benstead, PR and Marketing Executive at Blackpool Zoo, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Lancashire Mind to carry out this research. We see families, couples and groups of friends enjoying their visits every day and we wanted to see if we could quantify how a visit to Blackpool Zoo can improve mental wellbeing. Good mental health is so important and with so many distractions in daily life it is really important for people to take time out and enjoy themselves. We look forward to seeing the results!”

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