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.

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Safari Zoo on Day Out With The Kids

All inclusive tickets include

  • Entry to the zoo

  • Discovery tour 11am daily – including food for the kanagroos etc

  • Hand feed lemurs experience

  • Feed up tour 2.30pm daily

  • Hand feed giraffe experience

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.

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Daily Talk & Feeding Schedule

February Fun for your Flock

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…

February Fun for your Flock 1

Morning

  • 10:30: Africa building open

  • 11:00 – Discovery Tour

  • 11:45 – Hand feed Lemurs

Afternoon

WHEN WINTER KICKS IN....... THE EXPLORING BEGINS
  • 1:30 Hand feed giraffes

  • 2:00 Big Cat feeding

  • 2:30 – Feed up tour

  • 3:15 Penguin feeding

  • 3:30 Hand feed giraffes

WHEN WINTER KICKS IN....... THE EXPLORING BEGINS 2

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.

Our premium offers allow you to participate in animal feeding experiences or be a zookeeper for a day.

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Carnivores

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Omnivores & Herbivores

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Hand-feed big cats

Join one of our passionate big cat keepers for an unrivalled tour of South Lakes Safari Zoo’s big cat species. Learn from the expert about our big cat species and how we are working to protect big cats in the wild. For this one hour experience, after a visit to the kitchen to chop some nibbles get a truly memorable opportunity as you go behind the scenes in the big cat houses and hand feed at least two of our big cat species. Then spend the rest of your day exploring the Safari Zoo.

For a shorter visit you may wish to book a Mini Big Cat hand feed for £35, which lasts around 15 minutes.

Participants must be aged 7 years and over.  Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.


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Red Panda Meet and Greet - Red Panda Experience

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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.


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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.

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