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
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
January 1st to March 25th 10:00AM – 4:30PM 7 days a week
March 26th to July 31st 10:00AM – 5:00PM 7 days a week
Throughout August 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 7 days a week
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
We Are One!
Hi There Valued Supporter!
I’m Spud, resident junior Rhino in the Africa building here at Safari Zoo. It’s been a busy old year! On 23rd January, it will have been a whole year since Cumbria Zoo took full control of the place I call home, and what a year it’s been! Big Huubke who lives here with me turns a whopping 22 years on the 16th January too so it’s a big month for us!
Join Spud – party hat optional! – and us, for our “Rhino Rumble” on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January in celebration of the 52 weeks that we have been at the reigns and in full control of Safari Zoo.
Enrichment WorkshopAs a visitor to Safari Zoo, you will want to know that our animals are well cared for, that their physical and psychological needs are met and that they have a stimulating life with an environment and activities that mimic and represent their natural habitat. We at Safari Zoo strive to keep our residents interested, alert, entertained and enable them to behave naturally with control over their environment.
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!
Latest offers at Safari Zoo
Plan your visit to the zoo
Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit