Plan Your Visit

Opening times, animal feeding times, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit.

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Zoo Opening Times and Contact Details

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

Email:
office@safarizoo.co.uk

Telephone:
(+44) 01229 466086

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.

Eat, Drink & Play

Take a break from exploring and drop into our Maki Café for a delicious bite to eat, or grab a snack from Savanna’s Take Away while your children enjoy the huge adventure playground.

During peak months a refreshment kiosk serving ice creams, cold drinks, hot dogs and snacks is situated by the primate house and an Ice cream kiosk serving ice creams is situated on the outside of the restaurant.

Picnics and other food and drink cannot be brought into the zoo but visitors can exit to the car park at any time to have picnics.

Feeding and talk times

  • 10:30AM-11:30AM Africa House (UW) The Africa House will open to allow holders of Ultimate Wristbands behind the scenes access to our Rhino, Giraffe, Wildebeest and Nyala homes.

  • 11.30am Andean Bear Talk
    Meet our Keepers  at the Walkway next to the Bear House in the World Wide Safari area.

  • 12:00PM – Hand Feed Giraffes
    Giraffe House next to the Maki Restaurant.

  • 12:30PM – Lemur Talk and Feeding
    Hand Feed our Lemurs next to the Lemur House.

  • 1.30PM – 2:30PM Illescas Aviary OPEN
    Andean Condors, Vultures and more……

  • 2:30PM – Big Cat Feeding
    Ask a keeper or a member of our admissions team which big cat is the focus today!

  • 2.30PM – 4PM Africa House (UW) The Africa House will open to allow holders of Ultimate Wristbands behind the scenes access to our Rhino, Giraffe, Wildebeest and Nyala homes.

  • 3:00PM – Penguin Talk & Feeding
    Keepers will meet you at the Penguin Enclosure

  • 3:30PM – Hand Feed Giraffes (W) (UW)
    Giraffe House next to the Maki Restaurant.

  • 3.45PM – 4PM Giraffe Loft (UW)

  • All Day – Hand feed Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus, Ducks, Swans & Geese.
    Bags of food can be purchased from the gift shop & Maki café.

Finding South Lakes Safari Zoo

Safari Zoo, Melton Terrace, Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0LU

For Sat Nav directions please ONLY use Postcode LA12 0LU

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Driving to the Zoo & Parking

For Sat Nav directions please ONLY use Postcode LA12 0LU 

Searching for South Lakes Safari Zoo / South Lakes Wild Animal Park in mapping apps may take you to our staff only entrance.

Coming from the M6, Follow the brown zoo signs (look out for the elephant) along the A590 & turn at the sign for Marton.

Zoo sign

Do not continue into Dalton-in-Furness.

Parking is FREE for all visitors. Coach parking available for group bookings.

Bus travel in Cumbria

Bus – Stagecoach – X6 / 6
Public transport from Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Dalton-in-Furness Train Station or Kendal.

The X6 & 6 both stop at our new entrance bus stop Melton Top – Lindal-in-Furness. You will see a pedestrian path from the bus stop which takes you right to our park entrance.

There are usually 4 buses each hour. A full timetable is available HERE 

Train travel in Cumbria

The nearest railway stations are Dalton-in-Furness (DLT) and Barrow-in-Furness (BIF).

Barrow-in-Furness is a short taxi ride from the Zoo.

Dalton-in-Furness is the nearest station and also a short taxi ride away.

A bus service can be taken from Dalton station to the zoo.

Useful information for your zoo visit

  • As an animal attraction for the family & kids, the safari zoo is wheelchair accessible. Some newly added additional pathways to features are currently gravel based but there are alternative tarmac routes to their destinations. Please ask a member of staff for route advice if you have any concerns.

  • Unfortunately we do not have facilities available for wheelchair or mobility scooter hire.
  • We ask that guests refrain from smoking (including E-Cigarettes) in the zoo.

  • No Dogs allowed in the park. A 4 minute drive from Safari Zoo is Crossgates Kennel – contact them on 01229 463435
  • No unattended children in the park. (Proof of age may be asked for younger visitors)

  • Please use the recycling points around the park for the safety of the parks animals and interest of the Lake District’s environment.

  • Visitors must follow the interactive feeding safety advice signage. Full Health & Safety Rules.
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Pre-book hand feeding experiences and animal encounters before your visit.

Read more here about wristbands for Lemur, Giraffe and Penguin animal feeding experiences and how to book VIP family animal encounters and big cat hand feeding experiences

Find out more about hand feeding animals