Go Wild At Safari Zoo!
When Winter arrives at South Lakes Safari Zoo the exploring begins.
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.
All inclusive tickets include lemur feeding, giraffe feeding and a bag of food for the kangaroos, marmots, deer of the WWS .
Round up the pack for hands-on fun and learning at Safari Zoo this summer.
Hand feed Big Cats, Giraffes & more (Charges apply)
Find out about vital conservation efforts taking place at the zoo.
Admissions Terms & Conditions
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.
Daily Talk & Feeding Schedule
SEE THE ZOO…
THE WAY THE KEEPERS DO…
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.
WALK WITH THE ANIMALS…
TALK WITH THE ANIMALS…
11:00 – Meet the Africa Keepers & Giraffe Brunch: £5 Per Person
11:20 – Breakfast with Bears
11:45 – Arctic Wolf Talk & Big Cat Feed
12:00 – Macaw Feed
12:30 Saving the Rhinos
12:45 Otters, Tapirs and Maned Wolves; A South American Tale
13:00 Onwards – Hand feed one of the resident big cats!
14:00 – Giraffe talk and hand feed: £5 per person
14:00 – Lunch with Lemurs: £5 per person
15:00 – There’s a Penguin Party – At Humboldt Haven and you’re all invited, but show some etiquette and don’t come empty handed! Join in with the feeding for just £5 today!
15:30- Watch them climb the 20ft poles, whilst amazing, it is not done for our entertainment. Also learn how some of your treats are threatening the survival of big cats and their fellow forest dwellers. (Check on arrival which Big Cat we will be feeding on the day of your visit).
16:00- Red Panda High Tea – Safari Zoo Sweethearts Tink and Pan cordially invite you to join them for their high tea at the Red Panda Residence.
16:15 – Supper with the Giraffe Gals: £5 per person
ANIMAL EXPERIENCES, IDEAL FOR GIFTS AND DAYS OUT
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.
Omnivores & Herbivores
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.
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.
Plan your visit to the zoo
Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit