Zoos in Bolton

We are required to inspect all zoos in Bolton. There are presently two zoos:

  • Bolton Aquarium
  • Smithills Open Farm

Inspection reports, licences and stock lists for both can be found in the Downloads

The licensing of zoos is a specialist field and the regulations are complex. If you are thinking of setting up a zoo, it is recommended that you contact a specialist officer first for advice and guidance.

Please read Useful information for zoo licence applicants for further information.