Christmas 2018 – 50% off Experiences

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EVERYDAY: Hand feed giraffes, penguins* and lemurs with our feeding pass wristbands

Feeding & Experience Days 6

Adopt an animal

Love the giraffes, scared of the emus?

Why not adopt your favourite animal today? Chose any animal in the park and whilst we can’t let you take them home, you’ll get lots of great things throughout the year to remind you of your friendship.

Normally £20.00 Standard Pack   £30.00 Gift Box Pack, Christmas Offer £10 Standard Pack £20

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Animal encounters

Do you love monkeys? Whats mums favourite animal? Need a gift for someone obsessed with giraffes? 

Then we have the perfect thing for you! Join us for an up close personal encounter with an animal or group of animals of your choice for an experience you’ll never forget. Our highly trained keepers will give you a fantastic personal introduction with your favourite animal.  Check out our premium animal encounters and zoo keeper experiences below.

Please check your age restrictions before purchasing

You must phone to book in your experience please do not just turn up or you will be disappointed 01229 466086

Normally £50, Christmas Offer £25


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Book to Hang with Stan Today

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New – Come “Hang” with Stanley

We have some really, really exciting news…Stanley, everyone’s favourite (yes, we are a little biased!) resident Two-Toed Sloth, is now receiving his very own visitors!

Join our Sloth Keeper and prepare to meet Stanley face to face in his new cozy home in our Tropical House.  Visit the animal kitchen and help to prepare Stan’s favourite – and vet approved – snacks, chat to Stan’s human friend to learn all about his likes, dislikes and funky habits.

You may even get the opportunity to hand feed Stan.

Photo opportunities are aplenty!  See if you can capture the perfect Stan Selfie (don’t forget to share with us!).

Participants must be aged 7 years or more and children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Normally £50, Christmas Offer £25

Experiences are limited to one per day with a maximum group size of 4

New – Red Panda Experience

Come meet everyone’s favourite Red Pandas, Tink and Pan, face to face in this interactive meet, greet and feed session!

What’s Included:
• Entry to the park for the day
• Introductory briefing & talk with our experienced and knowledgable Red Panda Keeper
• Accompanying the keeper into the Red Panda enclosure to meet the Red Pandas where you’ll have the opportunity to take photos
• Opportunity to hand feed!
• Opportunity to ask questions throughout

The ideal group size for the experience is 2, we can accommodate family groups of 4 or larger groups in split sessions – please call us on 01229 466086 if your group size is not available online.

You can book the Red Panda experience for yourself or as a gift, those booking as a gift can opt to receive a Red Panda Experience gift pack which includes an experience gift certificate, Red Panda Keyring or Magnet and Red Panda Cuddly for an additional £20.

Normally £50, Christmas Offer £25

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Junior Keeper Spotlight

We followed Kacey on her Junior Keeper Experience to get you an up close and personal view of this amazing experience for young animal lovers.

Check out Kacey’s Junior Keeper story

Keeper for a Day



Normally £70, Christmas Offer £35

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Zebra Experience

Calling all Zebra lovers!

Calling all Zebra lovers! Do you want to learn more about your favourite Stripey friends? Who best to learn from than the keepers theirselves…

Join our friendly, knowledgeable Zebra keepers for this hands-on experience: Gain an insight into care and meet our striped guys and gals up close and personal as you learn about how we maintain the best standards of health and welfare. Learn about the diets helping keep them in tip-top condition as you help the keeper with the feeding regime and the varying personalities of the members of our resident “dazzle”. Find out how we keep them entertained, interested and alert with enrichment programs that mimic their natural habitats (you may even get to help us create enrichment goodies!) and see first-hand how we keep their enclosure in pristine condition (this may call on you to get your hands – and possibly the rest of you – dirty!)

Normally £50, Christmas Offer £25

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White Rhino Experience

Calling all Rhino lovers!

Calling all Rhino lovers! Do you want to learn more about your favourite chunky friends? Who best to learn from than the keepers theirselves…

Join our friendly, knowledgeable Rhino keepers for this hands-on experience: Gain an insight into care and meet our resident horned guys and gals up close and personal as you learn about how we maintain the best standards of health and welfare. Learn about the diets helping keep them in tip-top condition as you help the keeper with the feeding regime and the varying personalities of the members of our resident “crash”. Find out how we keep them entertained, interested and alert with enrichment programs that mimic their natural habitats (you may even get to help us create enrichment goodies!) and see first-hand how we keep their enclosure in pristine condition (this may call on you to get your hands – and possibly the rest of you – dirty!)

Normally £50, Christmas Offer £25

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Kordofan and Rothschild Giraffe Experience

Calling all giraffe lovers!

Do you want to learn more about your favourite leggy friends? Who best to learn from than the keepers theirselves…

Join our friendly, knowledgeable giraffe keepers for this hands-on experience: Get severe eyelash envy and feel dwarfed in our Africa building as you come nose to knee with our lady group. Gain an insight into care and meet our resident tall guys and gals up close and personal as you learn about how we maintain the best standards of health and welfare. Learn about the diets helping keep them in tip-top condition as you help the keeper with the feeding regime and the varying personalities of the members of our resident “tower”. Find out how we keep them entertained, interested and alert with enrichment programs which mimic their natural habitats (you may even get to help us create enrichment goodies!) and see first-hand how we keep their enclosure in pristine condition (this may call on you to get your hands – and possibly the rest of you – dirty!)

Normally £50, Christmas Offer £25

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Humboldt Penguin Experience

Calling all penguin lovers!

Do you want to learn more about your favourite flappy friends? Who best to learn from than their carers themselves…

Join our friendly, knowledgeable penguin keepers for this hands-on experience: Gain an insight into care and meet our resident webbed guys and gals up close and personal as you learn about how we maintain the best standards of health and welfare. Learn about the diets helping keep them in tip-top condition as you help the keeper with the feeding regime and the varying personalities of the members of our resident “waddle”. Find out how we keep them entertained, interested and alert with enrichment programs which mimic their natural habitats (you may even get to help us create enrichment goodies!) and see first-hand how we keep their enclosure in pristine condition (this may call on you to get your hands – and possibly the rest of you – dirty!)

Normally £50, Christmas Offer £25

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Little Keepers & Animal Experience Days

Juniors, join our Animal Carers and become a Zoo Keeper

Roll up your sleeves and whack on your wellies to spend the morning shadowing one of our highly trained and friendly animal carers.

Get up close and personal to our monkeys, giraffes, penguins and more as you help muck out and prepare food with chance to ask lots of questions along the way.

Includes a drink and snack as well as a Junior Keeper T-shirt as a memento of your day.

Normally £70, Christmas Offer £35

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Keeper for a Day



Zookeeper for the day

Experience one of the most exciting careers in the world and become a Zookeeper for the day

Spend the day shadowing one of our highly trained animal carers helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up.

As a keeper for the day the choice is yours – choose the animal you would most like to work with and we will assign you to the relevant section where you will work with a selection of animals throughout your day.

Zookeeper For The Day includes morning drink and snack, lunch, and afternoon drink as well as a memento of your day.

Only one Zookeeper for a Day can be booked on any given day.  If you would like to participate in a larger group please see our Couples Keeper for the Day.

Normally £125, Christmas Offer £62.50

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Africa Zookeeper for the day for 2

Experience one of the most exciting careers in the world and become a Zookeeper for the day

Want to experience the life of a Keeper but want to bring a friend?  2 of you can spend the day shadowing one of our highly trained animal carers helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up based in our Africa house, focussing on the care and routines of Rhino, Zebra, Wildebeest and Giraffe.

Zookeeper For The Day includes morning drink and snack.

Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.  For bookings for more than one under 16 year old please see the Junior Keeper Experience.

Normally £200, Christmas Offer £100.00

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Family Zookeeper for the day

Experience one of the most exciting careers in the world and become a Zookeeper for the day

Want to experience the life of a Keeper as a family?  Up to 4 of you can spend the day shadowing  our highly trained animal carers helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up based in our Africa house, focussing on the care and routines of Rhino, Zebra, Wildebeest and Giraffe.

Zookeeper For The Day includes morning drink and snack.

Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Normally From £200, Christmas Offer From £100.00

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Hand-feed big cats

Join one of our passionate big cat keepers for an unrivalled tour of South Lakes Safari Zoo’s big cat species.

Learn from the expert about our big cat species and how we are working to protect big cats in the wild. After a visit to the kitchen to chop some nibbles get a truly memorable opportunity as you go behind the scenes in the big cat houses and hand feed at least two of our big cat species. Then spend the rest of your day exploring the Safari Zoo.

Participants must be aged 7 years and over.  Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Normally £150, Christmas Offer £75

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Hand Feed Arctic Wolves

Come meet our resident Arctic Wold Pack Snout to Face in this interactive meet, greet and feed session!

What’s Included:

  • Entry to the park for the day
  • Introductory briefing & talk with our experienced and knowledgeable Carnivore Keeper
  • Accompanying the keeper to Perimeter of the Arctic Wolf enclosure to meet the Wolves where you’ll have the opportunity to take photos
  • Opportunity to hand feed!

Opportunity to ask questions throughout.  Participants must be aged 7 years and over.  Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Normally £40, Christmas Offer £20

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Have yourself a Wild Little Christmas…..

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…….

Santa lands at Safari Zoo along with plenty of festive cheer!   Come take a walk in the winter wonderland, listen to the singing reindeer, have breakfast with the big fella in red himself or enjoy a tasty 3 course traditional Christmas lunch.

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