Local Residents Admission Offer!

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

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

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

Residents of Barrow Borough Council can save 50% on Standard Admission

Local Admission 2019

A Barrow Borough Council Council Tax Bill must be provided at the point of admission if using local resident discount tickets.

Admissions Terms & Conditions

All advance ticket sales are final and non-refundable.  Proof of eligibility must be provided at the admission point for all local resident advance ticket sales. 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.  Admission purchased under the 50% off local residents deal is for admission only and excludes any special offers and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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


  • 10:30 – Meet the Africa Keepers & Giraffe Brunch: £5 Per Person

  • 11:00 – Back for half term ! A tour of the World Wide Safari

  • 11:30 – Penguin party at Humboldt Haven:£5 Per Person

  • 12:00 – Arctic Wolf Talk & Big Cat Feed



  • 12:30 New for half term! join our keepers with the vultures for a right carrion!

  • 12:45 New Primate talk plus meet the Otters, Tapirs and Maned Wolves;

  • 13:00 Onwards – Hand feed one of the resident big cats!

  • 13.30 – Lunch with Lemurs: £5 per person

  • 14:30 New for half term! Meet the snakes and bugs

  • 15:00 – The Penguin party £5 pp

  • 15:30 – Big Cat feeding

  • 16:00 Red Panda High Tea

  • 16:15 – Supper with the Giraffe Gals: £5 per person


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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