Our Safari Zoo Animals
South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest, most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet. Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. Be amazed as free flying macaws soar overhead. Participate in animal feeding experiences or be a zookeeper for a day.
Zoo Admission Prices
Free Entry for All Until 15th December 2017.
Click Here to purchase our early access ticket, redeemable between Sunday 17th Dec 2017 to Mon April 30th 2018 for just £15 which includes zoo entry and feeding pass.
Zoo Opening times
10:00AM – 6:00PM 7 days a week
September and October
10:00AM – 5:00PM 7 days a week
November to December 31st
10:00AM to 4.30PM
For full directions and travel details use our Plan your visit page
Zookeeper For a Day & Feeding Experiences
Hand feed Giraffes, Kangaroos, Lemurs and Penguins. Have a close-up encounter with your favourite animal or even be a Zookeeper for a day! If you’re brave enough you can hand feed our big cats. Daily and weekly summer camp experiences for 7 to 13 year olds and junior keeper experiences give kids a chance to become Little Keepers to some of the world’s rarest and wildest animals. Our experiences and animal adoption packs make great gifts for animal lovers of all ages.
Upcoming events at Safari Zoo
The Magic of Christmas
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” at Safari Zoo, Come and visit us for our Winter Wonderland Experience and have a different experience to “Last Christmas”! We have “decked the halls” and you will be “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” when you see what we have in store for you! Come “Walking in our Winter Wonderland” where you will see “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”, “Frosty the Snowman” and friends! Next it’s time to meet “Jolly old St Nicholas” and receive your gift. You will then visit “Mrs Santa Claus” who has freshly baked cookies and a glass of milk for you! Listen out for “Jingle Bells” as Christmas songs will be playing throughout the Zoo.
Red Panda Meet and Greet - Red Panda Experience
New for 2017 – Safari Zoo Red Panda Experience
Come meet everyone’s favourite Red Pandas, Tink and Pan, face to face in this interactive meet, greet and feed session!
Plan your visit to the zoo
Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit