Hand feed giraffes, penguins and lemurs every day. Pay for individual feeding sessions on admission or ask for a great value wristband to take part in Giraffe and Lemur feeding sessions for just £7. Ask at the admissions desk for more details.
To be sure you are here for feeding times, see our Plan Your Visit page.
For an extra special up-close and personal animal encounter, check out our premium animal encounters and zoo keeper experiences.
Summer camp at the zoo
Ready for an unforgettable summer?
If you’re aged 7-13 roll up your sleeves and get your wellies out to join our staff for a totally unique summer camp. Come and be a keeper for the day or take advantage of the special weekly rate and join us all week – no two days will be the same! With a different animal theme every day, you’ll work with a range of animals cleaning, feeding and learning about the creatures you share the earth with.
£80.00 per day
£150.00 for 2 days or 2 children on 1 day
£200.00 per week
Includes all day camp experience, snacks, lunch and materials for all activities.
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.
£65.00 per child.
Includes a drink and snack as well as a Junior Keeper T-shirt as a memento of your 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.
£125.00 per person.
Zookeeper For The Day includes morning drink and snack, lunch, and afternoon drink as well as a memento of your day.
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.
£150 for first person then £75 per additional person (maximum of 4 per session)
Includes 30 minute experience, experience gift pack and general admission to the Safari Zoo.
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 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.
£85.00 for 2 people £105 for a family of 4
Includes 20 minute experience, lunch and general admission to the Safari Zoo.
Plan your visit to the zoo
Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit