Plan Your Visit

Opening times, animal feeding times, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit.

Plan Your Visit 2017-07-21T14:51:15+00:00

Zoo Admission Prices

NO BOOKING REQUIRED, JUST HEAD TO OUR ADMISSIONS DESKS ON ARRIVAL

2017 admission prices:
Adults  £5
Children (under 16) FREE

Adult Annual Pass £30

PRE-PURCHASE ADULT TICKETS ONLINE

Food and drink

Take a break from exploring and drop into our Maki Café for a delicious bite to eat.

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 – Penguin Talk & Feeding
    A keeper will meet you at the Penguin enclosure.

  • 11.00AM Lemur Talk & Feeding (W)
    Help our keepers to hand feed our free roaming lemurs in the interactive animal area below the Tambopata aviary.

  • 11:00AM – Giraffe Talk & Feeding (W)
    Join our keepers to hand feed. On the field near the Snow Leopards, if wet in the Giraffe house—No giraffe feeding will take place on the Africa field.

  • 11.00AM Vulture Talk
    Join our keepers at the larger Illescas Aviary located near the entrance to the Zoo.

  • 11.30Am Amazing Macaw Encounter
    In the Tambopata Amazonas aviary located at the top  right of the Zoo

  • 11:45AM – Meet the Meerkats
    Just outside the  Tambopata Amazonas aviary.

  • 12:00PM – Andean Bear Talk
    Meet our Keepers at the Walkway next to the Bear House in the World Wide Safari area.

  • 1:00PM – Lemur Talk & Feeding (W)
    Hand feed our free roaming Lemurs in the interactive animal area below the Tambopata aviary.

  • 1.00PM Giraffe Talk & Feeding (W)
    Join our keepers to hand feed. On the field near the Snow Leopards, if wet in the Giraffe house — No giraffe feeding will take place on the Africa field.

  • 1.30PM Maned Wolves
    Join our keepers opposite the otter house.

  • 2.00PM Primate Talk & Feeding
    Join the keeper at the primate house situated by the penguin pool.

  • 2:30PM – Tiger Feeding
    Watch our big cats hunt for their lunch – Way Kambas Tiger Reserve along the railway line.

  • 3.00PM Lemur Talk & Feeding (W)
    Help our keepers to hand feed our free roaming lemurs in the interactive animal area below the Tambopata aviary.

  • 3:00PM – Giraffes Talk & Feeding (W)
    Join our keepers to hand feed. On the field near the Snow Leopards, if wet in the Giraffe house — No giraffe feeding will take place on the Africa field.

  • 3:30PM – Penguin Talk & Feeding
    A keeper will meet you at the Penguin enclosure.

  • 3.45PM Giraffe Talk & Feeding (W)
    Join our keepers to hand feed. On the field near the Snow Leopards, if wet in the Giraffe house — No giraffe feeding will take place on the Africa field.

  • 3.45PM Big Cat Feeding Carnivore Country Area
    Monday: Jaguars
    Tuesday: Snow Leopards
    Wednesday: Jaguars
    Thursday: Snow Leopards
    Friday: Jaguars
    Saturday: Snow Leopards
    Sunday: Jaguars

  • All Day – Hand feed Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus, Ducks, Swans & Geese.
    Bags of food can be purchased from the gift shop & Maki café.

Finding South Lakes Safari Zoo

Safari Zoo, Melton Terrace, Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0LU

For Sat Nav directions please ONLY use Postcode LA12 0LU

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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.

Zoo sign

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 no guests refrain from smoking (including E-Cigarettes) in the park, for the health safety of your family & children.

  • 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.
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Pre-book hand feeding experiences and animal encounters before your visit.

Read more here about wristbands for Lemur, Giraffe and Penguin and feeding and how to book VIP family animal encounters and big cat hand feeding experiences

Find out more about hand feeding animals