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Here’s everything to help you plan your visit to South Lakes Safari Zoo - get the most out of your wild day!

Get close and surround yourself in the planets rarest most endangered animals.  Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, emus. Be amazed as free flying macaws soar overhead, interact with free roaming lemurs, squirrel monkeys, cotton topped tamarins, and if you are brave venture in with condors and vultures in the walk through aviary.  Join the animal keepers  for the conservation and feeding talks including big cat feeding every day and help hand feed giraffes , lemurs,  penguins everyone gets a go!

 ts-awesome-clock-o FEEDING TIMES

11:15AM – Snake Encounter
To be held outside Savannahs.
11:30AM – Vulture Talk & Feeding
In the Illescas Vulture aviary located as you enter the zoo, near the lions in Carnivore Country.
11:50AM – Andean Bears & Howler Monkey
Talk & Feeding will start at the bear enclosure within the World Safari Area, followed by meet the animals of the Worldwide Safari.
12:10PM – Amazing Macaw Encounter
In the Tambopata Amazonas aviary located at the top right of the zoo.
12:30PM – Meet the Meerkats
Just outside the Tambopata Amazonas Aviary.
12:45PM – Lemur Talk & Feeding (W)
Hand feed our free roaming lemurs in the interactive animal area below the Tambopata aviary.
1:15PM – Maned Wolves & Giant Otters
At the Otter enclosure in the centre of the zoo.
1:30PM – Rhinos
On the field at the bottom left of the zoo, if no rhinos are on the field then head to the hardstand/rhino house.
1:45PM – Giraffes Talk & Feeding (W)
Join the keepers for a talk & hand feed the giraffes. On the field at the bottom right of the park, if  its wet in the giraffe house.
2:15PM – Primates & Red Panda Talk
Meet at the primate house, beyond the vulture aviary.
2:30PM – Tiger Feeding
Watch our big cats hunt for the their lunch at the Way Kambas Tiger Reserve along the Safari Zoo railway line.
2:50PM – Penguins Feeding & Flamingo Talk £1 Per Person
A keeper will meet you at the Penguin enclosure.
3:15PM – Giraffe Feeding (W)
Join the keepers to hand feed the giraffes. On the field at the bottom right of the park, if its wet in the giraffe house.
3:45PM – Big Cat Feeding & Talk
Carnivore County area
Monday – Snow Leopards
Tuesday – Jaguars
Wednesday – Sri Lankan Leopards
Thursday – Jaguars
Friday – Snow Leopards
Sataurday – Jaguars / Lions
Sunday – Sri Lanken Leopards
4:15PM – Giraffe Feeding (W)
Join the keepers to hand feed the giraffes. On the field at the bottom right of the park, if its wet in the giraffe house.
All Day – Hand feed animals in the World Wide Safari!
Bags of food can be purchased from the Maki Restaurant & Gift Shop.
*All inclusive wristbands can be purchased on arrival or from the gift shop entitle you to join in the lemur and one giraffe feeding. A bag of animal food is avaliable on arrival for purchase to feed the animals of the Worldwide Safari.

Feeding Wristband Prices

£4 Wristband Includes Per Person
• Participation in one of our daily Giraffe Feedings
• Lemur Feeding

£6 Wristband Includes Per Person
• Participation in one of our daily Giraffe Feedings
• Lemur Feeding
• One Way Ticket on the Land Train
• One Way Ticket on the Steam Train on the Safari Zoo Narrow Gauge Railway
• Skating Session
• Children’s Bouncy Castle Session (15 & Under Only)

(All activities subject to availability & are only valid for the wearer of the wristband)

Extra Feeding Prices

£1 Penguin Feeding Per Person

£1.50 Animal Feed Bag Per Bag

The bag mix can feed all the following animals.

• Kangaroos
• Wallabies
• Emus
• Peacocks
• Ducks
• Geese
• Swans

ONLY to be fed to the above animals in the Interactive Worldwide Safari zone.

Feeding our animals is entirely at your own risk, Safari Zoo accepts no responsibility for any injury or damage to any personal effect inccurred whilst doing so. Caution this product may contain nuts.

Opening Times

TodayEaster – July August
10AM – 5PM10AM – 5PM10AM – 6PM
Open Every Day except Christmas Day Last admission is 45mins before closing

Park Rules
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2016 Admission Rates

AdultChild (3-15yrs) Under 3's FreeSenior
Day Ticket£16.50Free
*See Terms & Conditions
365 Ticket£33£18£22
Single Hand Feeding Pass: This pass allows you to take part in a hand feeding opportunity within the park on your day of visit these include a Giraffe or Lemur feeding £3£3£3
All Inclusive Pass: This pass allows you to take part in One of our daily Giraffe Feedings, Lemur Feeding, One Way Ticket on the Land Train, One Way Ticket on the Steam Train on the Safari Zoo Narrow Gauge Railway, Skating Session and Children’s Bouncy Castle Session (11 & Under Only) (All activities subject to availability & are only valid for the wearer of the wristband)£6£6£6

365 tickets are valid for 365 days from date of purchase and allow unlimited entry during the valid period.



Please Note. Tesco Reward Vouchers can only be used against standard admission prices (Adult £15.50,Senior £11.00, Child 3-15 £9.00) they cannot be used to purchase 365 tickets and are NOT accepted over a bank holiday weekend. Please contact the park for clarification.

We have a fantastic range of facilities available for your convenience including:


1Gift shop

Our brilliant forest themed gift shop is a one stop shop for all your souvenir needs. With gifts from £1 to £100 including a fantastic selection of gifts from our conservation projects around the world: Whether it’s Adoptions, Books, Cameras, Dominoes, Erasers, Framed pictures; Glove puppets; Jewellery; Key rings; Mugs; Novelty slippers;  Ornaments; Postcards & Posters; Backpacks;  Stuffed animals — lions, rhinos, bears, lemurs, snakes enough to start your own zoo! ;  Toys; Umbrellas;  Various pens and pencils; Youth and children’s clothing;  we have them all. 

Visit our designated area with gifts and toys from all over the world – the proceeds from which support communities and help save habitats and species in the wild.    Help build a water well in Africa, rescue bears in Peru, rehabilitate monkeys and release them back to the wild in Colombia – by choosing a gift or souvenir from our projects and programmes all over the world you will joining the team that makes a difference!


2Restaurant & refreshments

ake a break from exploring and drop into our Maki Restaurant for a delicious bite to eat. Feed a family of 4 for £15 then enjoy your meal on the “treetops” style decking where you can watch Rhinos, Giraffes, baboons.

During peak months a refreshment kiosk serving ice creams, cold drinks, hot dogs and snacks is situated by the primate house and an Ice cream kiosk serving ice creams is situated on the outside of the restaurant.  MENU MENU MENU MENU



3Mini Train

Ride the miniature steam train, every penny goes to help saving Sumatran Tigers in the wild.




4Picnic areas  

You will find indoor and outdoor covered picnic areas throughout the park.  TIP: The picnic area by the lions is often quiet even at the busiest of times. Please note we ask you not to feed any of our animals any of your food, offenders will be asked to leave the park.  




4Free Car parking

During busy periods car parking staff will be on hand to guide you to a space. Come earlier during holidays to ensure a nearer space. Coaches, minibuses or motor homes are welcome however must be pre book.  Disabled parking bays are available near the entrance.


Extensive baby changing facilities are available

We hope the contents of these pages help you in planning a trip to South Lakes Safari Zoo we cannot however vouch for the experience you will have except for your time in the park – which will be truly amazing! The nearest travelodge is found in Barrow in Furness just 4 miles away there are also a selection of hotels in Dalton itself. Just 20 minutes from Lake Windermere there is also plenty to keep you busy if you are planning a longer stay in the area.

AccommodationDetailsContact Information
Travelodge Barrow in FurnessContact Number: 0871 984 6281 Address: Cocken Villa Walney Road Barrow in Furness LA14 5UG United Kingdom Website: www.travelodge.co.uk
Ashlack Cottages5 holiday cottages between Ulverston and Broughton-in-Furness.Contact Number: 01229 889108 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ashlack.co.uk
Barrie Guest HouseFamily Run Guest House with 11 rooms. Located in Barrow-in-Furness179 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria L14 5JP Contact Number: 01229 825507 Email: [email protected] Website: www.barriehouse.co.uk
Clarence HouseCountry Hotel and Restaurant Phone:01229 462508 Email:[email protected] Website:www.clarencehouse-hotel.co.uk
Chequers HotelRoom Rate - including Full English Breakfast Bridal Suite (includes complementary champagne) - £135 Family (based on 3 sharing) - £85 Additional person - £10 Double or twin - £75 Executive Single - £69 Single - £59 Economy Single - £35Address: 10 Abbey Road, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8LF Contact: 01229 462124 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.chequers-hotel.co.uk/
Red Lion InnRoom Rate Family (based on 3 sharing) - £40 Double or twin - £35 Single - £20 Breakfast - Full English £5, Continental £3.50Address: 5 Market Street, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AE Contact: 01229 467914
Flookburgh Lakeland Caravan Holiday ParkCamping and Caravan ParkPhone:0871 230 2760 Website:http://www.haven.com/parks/lake-district/lakeland/
Skelwith Fold Caravan ParkAddress:Skelwith Fold Caravan Park Ambleside, Cumbria. LA22 0HY Phone: 015394 32277 Email: [email protected] Website:www.skelwith.com

Number 19 Guesthouse

 Room Rates: Including a full English breakfast start from £45  Safari Zoo Volunteer Scheme Room Rates: £25 - £30 (Depending on season) per night. *Volunteer offer excludes breakfast. Address: Number 19 Guesthouse, 19 Crooklands Brow, Ulverston Road, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8HB

 Contact Numbers: Landline: 01229 231206 Mobile 1: 07746 319567 / Mobile 2: 07885 265237

 Website: www.number19guesthouse.com

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Doggy Day Care: Looking after your pet during your visit:
Crossgates Boarding Kennels takes day borders and is just next to the park
Local Taxi Information
A1 Taxis (Barrow in Furness): 01229 838383

Contact us on 01229 466086 or email:[email protected]