Go Wild At Safari Zoo!

Buy your Safari Zoo Admission this March for tickets with Half Price Admission valid until 30th June. That’s right, 50% off online ticket purchases until Summer, if you buy now. Come and get your fill while the offer’s on!

Open 10.30-4pm 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. 11am WWS discovery tour and 2.30pm feed up tour is included in your ticket.  Lemur feeding (£5pp) Giraffe feeding (£5pp), takes place every day.

  • Round up the pack for hands-on fun and learning at Safari Zoo this springtime.

  • Hand feed Big Cats, Giraffes & more (Charges apply)

  • Find out about vital conservation efforts taking place at the zoo.

Offers this March

Buy Online for Half Price Admission

March Madness 2020 Half Price Admission - expires 30th June 2020

Mothers Day at Safari Zoo

Looking for a Mothers Day gift with a difference?

Treat her to an Afternoon Tea at Safari Zoo, or a unique Mothers day Experience Day, entitling 2 people to visit and hand feed a Big Cat, Giraffes, Lemurs and Penguins on your preferred weekend day.

Admissions Terms & Conditions

Half price admission can only be bought online. Tickets expire 30th June 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.

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  • 10:30: Africa building open

  • 11:00 – Discovery Tour

  • 11:45 – Hand feed Lemurs



  • 1:30 Hand feed giraffes

  • 2:00 Big Cat feeding

  • 2:30 – Feed up tour

  • 3:15 Penguin feeding

  • 3:30 Hand feed giraffes



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 £35, 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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Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit