Our half term offers, valid until 28th February, offer value for Single Adults with multiple children, or for bookings with Two Adults and any number of children.

One Adult Ticket + 2 Free Children

Feeding & Experience Days 6
Ticket Type; Expires 28th February 2020

Admission Terms – Ticket expires 28 February. A ticket entitles admission for one adult and up to 2 free children to Safari Zoo.  Additional child tickets can be added using the dropdown. This promotion cannot cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Two For One Adult Admission + Children

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Ticket Type; Expires 28th February 2020

Admission Terms – Ticket expires 28 February. A ticket entitles 2 for 1 admission to Safari Zoo for admission up to and equal to the value of £18.99.  The cheapest admission in party is free. This promotion cannot cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Admission Terms – Valid until 31/12/2020. All advance ticket sales are final and non-refundable.  Tickets are not sent out in advance, to redeem your ticket please show your PayPal receipt to our admissions team. Alternatively our admissions team will be able to trace your purchase using the email address you have used at checkout. Admission for children under 3 years is free of charge, animal feedings for under 3’s can be bought during your visit.

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Daily Talk & Feeding Schedule

February Fun for your Flock



Join one of our experienced and knowledgeable animal carers for educational and hands-on glimpse of the zoo, and find out more about the invaluable conservation work taking place right here in Cumbria.



February Fun for your Flock 1


  • 11:00 – Discovery Tour  Join our keeper as they head around the World Wide Safari meeting Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus & more

  • 11:30 – Lunch with Lemurs: £5 per person



  • 12.45 Onwards – Hand feed one of the resident big cats!

  • 14:00 – Big Cat Talk & Feed

  • 14.30  Feed Up Tour  ; Help our Keepers feed out to Otters, Tapirs and Maned Wolves

  • 15.00 – Humboldt Penguin Hand Feeding £5 pp

  • 15.45   Meet the resident Giraffe tower and hand feed £5pp


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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Omnivores & Herbivores

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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. For this one hour experience, 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.

For a shorter visit you may wish to book a Mini Big Cat hand feed for £50, which lasts around 15 minutes.

Participants must be aged 7 years and over.  Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Red Panda Meet and Greet - Red Panda Experience

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Red Panda Experience

Come meet everyone’s favourite Red Pandas, Tink and Pan, face to face in this interactive meet, greet and feed session! The experience includes entry to the park for the day, an introductory briefing & talk with our experienced and knowledgeable Red Panda Keeper. You will accompany the keeper into the Red Panda enclosure to meet the Red Pandas with an opportunity to hand feed!

The ideal group size for the experience is 2, we can accommodate family groups of 4 or larger groups in split sessions – please call us on 01229 466086 if your group size is not available online. You can book the Red Panda experience for yourself or as a gift, those booking as a gift can opt to receive a Red Panda Experience gift pack which includes an experience gift certificate, Red Panda Keyring or Magnet and Red Panda Cuddly for an additional £20.

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Come Hang with Stanley

Join our Sloth Keeper and prepare to meet Stanley face to face in his new cozy home in our Tropical House.  Visit the animal kitchen and help to prepare Stan’s favourite, vet approved snacks, chat to Stan’s human friend to learn all about his likes, dislikes and funky habits. You may even get the opportunity to hand feed Stan.

Participants must be aged 7 years or more and children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Experiences are limited to one per day with a maximum group size of 4.

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