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Pocket money toys, to gifts made in our conservation projects supporting animals in the wild.

Adopt an animal, book a keeper for a day, book an animal experience….

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Explore, Adventure, Discover all new Safari Zoo.

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Here at safari zoo we’re passionate about education so passionate for 2015 we are giving schools the chance to come Explore the animal kingdom with us for free. Whether you’re early years, primary, secondary Explore: Discover: Adventure you’ll have a fantastic day immersed with some of the rarest wildest animals on the planet.

3 times the size in 2015 and 3 times the experience as you safari on foot and Discover Rhinos, Lions, Tigers, Penguins, Bears, Hippos, Wolves, Snow leopards, Jaguar, Giant otters, Primates, free roaming monkeys, kangaroos, vultures, penguins and a host of bird species on a fun filled educational day out packed with learning and fun at Europe’s only safari zoo.

Enhance your day and hand feed giraffes, lemurs, penguins, lemurs, kangaroos, Join our interactive animal keeper led talks and animal feedings, and more or book an educational talk with one of our highly trained animal keepers.


It’s our favourite time of the year, South Lakes Safari Zoo is hosting our 11th annual Dreamnight At The Zoo.  An evening to give chronically ill, blind, deaf and severely disabled children  together with their brothers, sisters, mums and dads a night to remember.

For more details on how to nominate and to get “VIP Tickets” click here.


Any one who has adopted an animal keep an eye out, dropping through your letterbox any day now will be an invitation and ticket to our first adopter’s event of 2015.

To be held on Saturday 13th  June 2015 10am to 5pm.

This is your chance to come and meet the animal carer who looks after the animal you have adopted to find out more about their day, who eats what, and anything you may want to know as well as getting involved in some animal activities – hand feeding lemurs, penguins, giraffes….


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY :    please check back nearer the day for final times

Big Cats (Lion)- 10.45 meet by the Lion enclosure

Big Cats (Tigers) – 11am meet at the Tiger house

Big Cats (Jaguar & Sri Lankan Leopards)- 11.10 meet by the Jaguar enclosure

Big Cats (Wolves & Snow Leopards) 11:45am meet on the Snow Leopard walkway

Vulture – 12.40pm meet at the Vulture aviary

Flamingo & Tayra– 11.15 meet at the Flamingo House

Kangaroos– (Kangaroos, snakes, Emu, Bats, Macaw, Prairie Dogs, Peacocks) 1.30pm meet in tropical house by the bats

Lemurs (Lemurs, Squirrel Monkeys) 2.15pm meet in Madagascar area

Penguins– 11.30 meet by Penguin enclosure

Bears ( Bears, Tapirs & Capybara) 12.50pm meet on Bear walkway

Giant Otters-12pm meet on Bear walkway

Primates Group1 (Fennec Fox, Tortoise, Howler monkeys, Spider monkeys, Tamarins & Gibbons) 2.10pm meet at the Primate house

Primates Group 2 (Two toed sloth) 11am meet in Primate house

Giraffes – 10.30am, 11.15am ,12.30pm & 2pm meet at Giraffe Walkway unless raining and then Giraffes will be inside.

Rhino– (Rhino, Reindeer, Baboon & Raccoon) 11.45 meet by Rhino hardstand

African House– (Alpaca, Babirusa, Donkey, Goat & Hippo) meet at the Hippos

If you struggle to find where you are due to meet your keeper please do not hesitate to ask any member of staff.

These sessions are by invitation only, available to those who have adopted an animal here at the park.

Please note: We will be holding an event later in the year for people who adopted our Christmas Reindeer, this is due to where the Reindeer’s are at the moment and the changes that happen with them. Later in the year is when the Reindeer’s will be moved to an enclosure where there will be more interaction and more information to be given on them.

We look forward to meeting you all.

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Barnardos Big Toddle
Thursday 17th September

The Barnardo’s Big Toddle is all about children helping children. All the money your toddlers raise goes towards Barnardo’s vital services for children who need it most.

This years Toddle will have a theme of Pirates, and fancy dress is always more than welcome!

Anyone can join in – from nurseries, childminders and playgroups, to parents, friends and families.

More info and prices go HERE

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Hand Feed Big Cat

Join one of our passionate expert keepers for a not to be forgotten Big Cat Experience, get upclose and hand feed some of our amazing big cats

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Family Experiences

Love monkeys? Penguins? Giraffes or want to tickle a tapir…
Animal experience days make the perfect VIP day at South Lakes Safari Zoo

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Keeper for a day

Be a keeper for the day at Safari Zoo, work with big cats, giraffes, penguins.. whichever is your favourite. Junior and adult places available.

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The Magic of Christmas


The Magic of Christmas takes place every Saturday and Sunday in December then every day until 24th during December school holidays.


Bookings now being taken: Santa’s Steam Express, Breakfast with Santa, Dinner with Santa or Party nights with Santa

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Opening Times

10AM – 5PM

365 Ticket


Visit South Lakes Safari Zoo all year with a 365 ticket from £18

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Maki Restaurant

From chicken curry cooked in a banana leaf to a chunk of chocolate cake where else can you enjoy a meal whilst watching giraffes and rhinos wander.

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Join the team .

Join the team at South Lakes working to make a difference

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