Go Wild This Summer!

  • Round up the pack for hands-on fun and learning at Safari Zoo this summer.

  • Hand feed Big Cats, Giraffes & more (Charges apply)

  • Find out about vital conservation efforts taking place at the zoo.

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28th March to 30th September 2019 - Advance Sale, Non-Refundable

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All advance ticket sales are final and non-refundable.  Tickets are not sent out in advance, to redeem your ticket please show your PayPal receipt to our admissions team. Alternatively our admissions team will be able to trace your purchase using the email address you have used at checkout. Admission for children under 3 years is free of charge, animal feedings for under 3’s can be bought during your visit.

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Daily Talk & Feeding Schedule

February Fun for your Flock



Join one of our experienced and knowledgeable animal carers for educational and hands-on glimpse of the zoo, and find out more about the invaluable conservation work taking place right here in Cumbria.



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  • 11:00 – Meet the Africa Keepers & Giraffe Brunch: £5 Per Person

  • 11:20 – Breakfast with Bears

  • 11:45 – Arctic Wolf Talk & Big Cat Feed

  • 11:30 – Penguin party at Humboldt Haven:£5 Per Person

  • 11:30 – Lunch with Lemurs: £5 per person

  • 12:00 – Macaw Feed



  • 12:30 Saving the Rhinos

  • 12:45 Otters, Tapirs and Maned Wolves; A South American Tale

  • 13:00 Onwards – Hand feed one of the resident big cats!

  • 14:00 – Giraffe talk and hand feed: £5 per person

  • 14:00 – Lunch with Lemurs: £5 per person

  • 14:45 Tiger treats

  • 16:00 Red Panda High Tea

  • 16:15 – Supper with the Giraffe Gals: £5 per person

  • 16:15 – The Penguin party £5 pp

Treat Somebody to an Animal Experience

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

IMPORTANT: You must phone to book in your experience in advance, we do not book Animal Experiences on arrival.

Avoid disappointment by scheduling your experience – Call us on 01229 466086



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Omnivores & Herbivores

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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. For this one hour experience, 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.

For a shorter visit you may wish to book a Mini Big Cat hand feed for £35, which lasts around 15 minutes.

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

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Red Panda Meet and Greet - Red Panda Experience

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Red Panda Experience

Come meet everyone’s favourite Red Pandas, Tink and Pan, face to face in this interactive meet, greet and feed session! The experience includes entry to the park for the day, an introductory briefing & talk with our experienced and knowledgeable Red Panda Keeper. You will accompany the keeper into the Red Panda enclosure to meet the Red Pandas with an opportunity to hand feed!

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.

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Come Hang with Stanley

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, 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.

Participants must be aged 7 years or more and children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Experiences are limited to one per day with a maximum group size of 4.

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