Zoo Admission Prices
4th November to 31st January 2020
On the Door: Adults £16.50, children £12.25
Save 50% Online: ENTRY ONLY Adults £8.25, children £6.13
ALL INCLUSIVE*: Adults £13.20 Children £11.08
*includes hand feed giraffes, hand feed lemurs and a bag of animal food
Eat, Drink & Play
Take a break from exploring and drop into our Tibors plaice for a delicious bite to eat, or grab a snack from Savanna’s Take Away while your children enjoy the huge adventure playground.
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.
Picnics and other food and drink cannot be brought into the zoo but visitors can exit to the car park at any time to have picnics.
Feeding and talk times
10.30am: Meet the Africa Keepers, White Rhinos & Giraffes – Meet the Keeper at our African Savannah (or in the Africa House Weather depending) to become acquainted with the residents of our Africa section: Zebra Ladies Banzai & Pippie and baby Dooma, Wildebeest Harry, William and George & White Rhino Muzungu, Huubke, Ntombi, Spud, Zuki and Zahra and last but by no means least our Giraffe gals Eloise, Gaya, Eller, Bonamanzi & Katoumi.
11:00am: A tour of the world wide safari – Starting with the “Paddingtons” of the zoo its breakfast time for Andean Bears Mona and Zippy before heading off to find and feed kangaroos, wallabies, marmots, birds, deer and whatever shows up! A different tour everytime and the best days are the wet days !! NOT TO BE MISSED
11.45am: Lunch with Lemurs – Found usually only on the island of Madagascar, 4 species of lemur call Safari Zoo home! Who will join Max, Tyrion, April and friends for lunch today? Join in for just £5 per person and feel free to bring a friend.
12-1pm : Mini Big Cat feed See the schedule or ask a member of staff which cat features during your visit. £15 per person to hand feed
Throughout the day Vulture aviary – join our keepers the vultures and condors in the illescas aviary for a right carrion!
1.30 pm: lunch with the Giraffe Gals – Our Giraffe gals love a tasty carrot or 2, and you won’t be able to resist a flutter from those amazing eyelashes! Join in for just £5 per person and feel free to bring a friend.
2.00pm: Big Cat Feeding – 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.
2.30pm: Feed up tour.. start at tamarins and join the keepers on the afternoon feed up tour…Primates, Maned wolf, Tapirs & Giant Otters – NOT TO BE MISSED
3.15pm: There’s a Penguin Party at Humbolt 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!
3.30pm: Supper with the Giraffe Gals – Our Giraffe gals love a tasty carrot or 2, and you won’t be able to resist a flutter from those amazing eyelashes! Join in for just £5 per person and feel free to bring a friend.
Driving to the Zoo & Parking
For Sat Nav directions please ONLY use Postcode LA12 0LU
Searching for South Lakes Safari Zoo / South Lakes Wild Animal Park in mapping apps may take you to our staff only entrance.
Coming from the M6, Follow the brown zoo signs (look out for the elephant) along the A590 & turn at the sign for Marton.
Do not continue into Dalton-in-Furness.
Parking is FREE for all visitors. Coach parking available for group bookings.
Bus travel in Cumbria
Bus – Stagecoach – X6 / 6
Public transport from Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Dalton-in-Furness Train Station or Kendal.
The X6 & 6 both stop at our new entrance bus stop Melton Top – Lindal-in-Furness. You will see a pedestrian path from the bus stop which takes you right to our park entrance.
There are usually 4 buses each hour. A full timetable is available HERE
Train travel in Cumbria
The nearest railway stations are Dalton-in-Furness (DLT) and Barrow-in-Furness (BIF).
Barrow-in-Furness is a short taxi ride from the Zoo.
Dalton-in-Furness is the nearest station and also a short taxi ride away.
A bus service can be taken from Dalton station to the zoo.
Useful information for your zoo visit
As an animal attraction for the family & kids, the safari zoo is wheelchair accessible. Some newly added additional pathways to features are currently gravel based but there are alternative tarmac routes to their destinations. Please ask a member of staff for route advice if you have any concerns.
- Unfortunately we do not have facilities available for wheelchair or mobility scooter hire.
We ask that guests refrain from smoking (including E-Cigarettes) in the zoo.
- No Dogs allowed in the park. A 4 minute drive from Safari Zoo is Crossgates Kennel – contact them on 01229 463435
No unattended children in the park. (Proof of age may be asked for younger visitors)
Please use the recycling points around the park for the safety of the parks animals and interest of the Lake District’s environment.
- Visitors must follow the interactive feeding safety advice signage. Full Health & Safety Rules.
Safari Zoo reserve the right to make changes to programmes, events and schedules without prior notice.
Pre-book hand feeding experiences and animal encounters before your visit.
Read more here about wristbands for Lemur, Giraffe and Penguin animal feeding experiences and how to book VIP family animal encounters and big cat hand feeding experiences