Plan your visit to the zoo
Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit
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.
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.
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
This event runs from Saturday December 1, 2018 on various dates. Please click for full details.
HO HO HO!
Join us with your little elves this December here at Safari Zoo for a festive Christmas day out meeting the big fella in red in his Winter Wonderland.Read More
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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.