Zoo Admission Prices
Admission February 2020 onwards
Children 3-15 years £13.99
Under 3’s free of charge
Get 20% off online admission by purchasing tickets in advance below;
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
11am: Discovery Tour
11:00am: Lunch with Lemurs
14:00 Big Cat Talk and Dinner Time!
12:45 – 13.45am: Hand Feed a Big Cat
14:30 Feed Up Tour
15:00 Penguin Feeding
15:45 Giraffe Feeding
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