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.

Our premium offers allow you to participate in animal feeding experiences or be a zookeeper for a day.

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Animal Experiences

Join one of our passionate keepers for a tour of South Lakes Safari Zoo’s animals. Learn from the experts about our residents and how we are working to protect and conserve wildlife. Experiences vary in length and price and include a complementary ticket to spend the rest of your day exploring the Safari Zoo.

Age restrictions apply and you must contact us to book your slot after purchasing. We look forward to meeting you!

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Junior 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.

Includes a drink and snack as well as a Junior Keeper T-shirt as a memento of your day.

Adopt an Animal

Join the Safari Zoo Club by becoming an adopter and receive exclusive invitations to exclusive adopters events.

Standard ​adoption​ pack £20.00
An adoption folder including:

  • A personalised colour certificate of your chosen animal
  • A welcome letter
  • A fact sheet on your chosen animal
  • A copy of our Safari Club Calendar with details of the 4 exclusive events only available to adopters

Your name will appear on our Roll of Honour which is put up in the park and on our website the 1st Monday of every month

Gift Boxed Adoption Pack £30.00
Includes all of the standard pack, plus A gift presentation box with a large cuddly toy of the chosen animal.

Your money goes to the upkeep and welfare of the animals.  Cuddlies subject to change. Click here to upgrade to a Gift Boxed Adoption.

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Annual Memberships

Includes Annual Entry. We are open 364 days of the year.

Our members are essential to everything we do — from supporting our core values to sharing experiences with family and friends and providing valuable feedback that helps our continuous improvement.

As a member you have access to our exclusive member events where you can get up close and persona with our feathered, furred, scaled, hoofed and pawed friends. Join today to connect with animals, people and projects. Attend exclusive events, as a thank you, members will receive a complementary mini experience package worth over £200.

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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