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Plan your visit to the zoo

Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit

Plan your day at the zoo

Our Safari Zoo Animals

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and 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.

Meet our animals

Zoo Admission Prices

From 1st September to 31st October 2018:
Adults £14, Children (ages 3 to 15) £7

From 1st November to 31st December
Adults £5 Children £2.50

November to February Specials:

All inclusive Monday’s – full price entry includes choice of main meal in the maki restaurant

Toddling Tuesday – early morning programme dedicated to toddlers and their guardians.  Pre booking essential. Contact us for more information.

Senior Wednesday – free admission for seniors and 50% off gift shop and restaurant purchases

Free Group Thursday – free admission for precooked organised groups

Free for all Fridays – Free Admission for everyone

Weekends – Postcode lottery admission, please see our offers page for full details.


Get in touch

Email: office@safarizoo.co.uk

Telephone: (+44) 01229 466086

For animal feeding and talk times see our Plan Your Visit page

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Zoo Opening times

September and October
10:00AM – 5:00PM 7 days a week

November to December 31st
10:30AM to 4.00PM 7 days a week

Closed Christmas Day

For full directions and travel details use our Plan your visit page

Adopt an animal


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.

£20.00 Standard Pack   £30.00 Gift Box Pack

Adopt an animal

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Zoo Keeper for a day

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.

Feed an animal

World Ocean Day

Over 100,000 Marine Dwellers are killed each year as a result of plastic entanglement or ingestion.

Check out our World Ocean Day facts and find out what you can do to help protect the world’s precious sealife and discover what we are doing at the Zoo to reduce our waste and our carbon footprint.

Check out our World Ocean Day page

Group & Schools – Animal Wildlife Park Visits

Bring your herd to see ours this year with fantastic discounts in place for pre-booked groups.

  • Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more paying visitors booked in advance
  • Pre-purchase meal vouchers for your group and get 10% off meals in the Maki Café!
  • Free all day coach parking on site and free admission for coach drivers
  • Booking pack containing health and safety information to help you complete your risk assessment, talk and feeding times and a copy of the current park map will be emailed to you on booking
  • Avoid the queues at peak times with speedy check in

See our Group Bookings page or for information on School visits check out the Schools page or contact us on 01229 466 086 for more information on bookings for schools and groups.