When winter kicks in the exploration begins... at Safari Zoo!
Rain or shine .. wrap up and join the animal keepers to see the zoo the way the keepers do
open 10.30-4 and home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals join the morning DISCOVERY TOUR and or afternoon FEED UP TOUR for an unique action packed glimpse of 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.
Round up the family for the Discovery tour 11am daily — keepers will lead you to find animals of the world wide safari including kangaroos, bears, lemurs, emus, wallabies, capybara, deer and more.
Educational and fun Feed up tour 2.30pm daily – start at the tamarin house and follow our animal experts as they go about their daily “feed up” and get an insight into the animals in their care – tamarins, giant otters, primates, flamingos and ending with penguins You may get to help!
Hand feed Giraffes & hand feed lemurs every day (£5pp per activity)
Find out about vital conservation efforts taking place at the zoo.
Admissions Terms & Conditions
All advance ticket sales are final and non-refundable. 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.
Daily Talk & Feeding Schedule
HOLD OFF HIBERNATING …
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.
WALK WITH THE ANIMALS…
TALK WITH THE ANIMALS…
10:30: Africa building open
11:00 – Discovery Tour
11:45 – Hand feed Lemurs
1:30 Hand feed giraffes
2:00 Big Cat feeding
2:30 – Feed up tour
3:15 Penguin feeding
3:30 Hand feed giraffes
ANIMAL EXPERIENCES, IDEAL FOR GIFTS AND DAYS OUT
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.
Omnivores & Herbivores
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.
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.
Plan your visit to the zoo
Opening times, prices, travel guides and other useful info to help you plan your visit