The park is open every day from 10am until 5pm. Last admission is 4.15pm
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Any one who has adopted an animal keep an eye out, dropping through your letterbox any day now will be an invitation and ticket to our first annual adopter’s event.
To be held on World Giraffe Day: Saturday 21st June 2014 10am to 5pm.
This is your chance to come and meet the animal carer who looks after the animal you have adopted to find out more about their day, who eats what, and anything you may want to know as well as getting involved in some animal activities – hand feeding lemurs, penguins, giraffes….
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY : please check back nearer the day for final times
Big Cats-Group 1 (Tigers & Tayra) – 11am meet at the tiger house
Big Cats group 2 (Wolves, Jaguars, Lions & Snow Leopards) 11:45am meet at the new Jaguar house
Birds (spoonbills, Emus, Flamingos, peacocks & Penguins) 11.30am meet in the aviary
Kangaroos- (Kangaroos, Babirusa, Snakes, Bats) 1.30pm meet in tropical house by the bats
Lemurs (Lemurs, Squirrell Monkeys) 1:45pm meet in Madagascar area after Lemur feeding
Bears ( Bears, Capuchins, Tapirs, Giant Otters & Capybara) 1:45pm meet on Bear walkway
Primates Group1 (Fennec Fox, Hippos, Tortoise, Spider Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Tamarins, Gibbons) 2pm at the Hippo House
Primates Group 2 (Two toed sloth) 2.30pm meet in Primate house
Giraffes (Giraffes, Rhino’s, Baboons) 11: 45am meet at Giraffe Walkway for Rhinos and Baboons, Giraffes in house all day for 1 on 1 feeding and talk.
If you struggle to find where you are due to meet your keeper please do not hesitate to ask any member of staff.
These sessions are by invitation only, available to those who have adopted an animal here at the park.
June 21st is also World Giraffe Day there will be a host of giraffe related activities come and join us, we look forward to meeting you all.
2014 is all about rainforests
- 18th August Day 1— Animal Bodies & Adaptations for life in a rainforest
- 19th August Day 2— Fur, feathers, scales or skin.. classifying rainforest animals
- 20th August Day 3— Evolution & The Tree of Life
- 21st August Day 4— Rainforests and other habitats
- 22nd August Day 5— How we can save Rainforests
What will I do?
These days are Hands-on, join-in, be-part-of-it fun day zoo keeper camps for children aged 7-13. You will join our keepers on a different animal adventure and get hands on to learn about the creatures you share the earth with. Every day there will be * Cleaning to do , * Animals to feed * Tours behind the scenes * Up close animal encounters * Hands on activities * Art and crafts.
Keeper for a day
Be a keeper for the day at South Lakes Safari Zoo, work with big cats, giraffes, penguins.. whichever’s your favourite. Junior and adult places available.
The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Christmas takes place every Saturday and Sunday in December then every day until 24th during December school holidays.
“Get your scare on” this October Half Term at South Lakes, as the park goes pumpkin and Halloween mad.
Children in fancy dress or accompanied by a pumpkin get into the park FREE as there’s a celebration theme at South Lakes as we join some of our spooky friends to celebrate the up and coming wedding of Dracula and his bride – check out the restaurant for a glimpse of just some of the midnight guests.
Activities in 2014 – Lots of not too scary fun!
Fancy Dress Parade 3pm: (time to be confirmed) Every day join the fancy dress parade where you can trick and treat the keepers.
The Great Pumpkin Hunt: Find pumpkins hidden around the park, pop your completed trail into the cafe to claim your prize (50p charge in aid of our conservation charity)
New enjoy a Spooky Skate as the park’s ice rink is open every day.
Pumpkin Carving: horrible… terrifying… carve your own scary face.
Best Pumpkin Competition – judged on the picnic area at the end of the parade.
Fancy Dress Competition – judged on the picnic area at the end of the parade.
Plus all the favourites throughout the day It’s not just children but the animals turn to have fun and get in on the Halloween action with some treats of their own – pumpkins! Various animals throughout the park will take part in the pumpkin enrichment including:
Join our not so creepy truly amazing critters October half term – come along watch our keepers shower the Giant land snails, give the Tarantula their lunch, clean out the hissing cockroaches and meet up close the Emperor Scorpions, African Millipedes & Cane Toads.I am text block. Click edit button to change this text.
From chicken curry cooked in a banana leaf to a chunk of chocolate cake where else can you enjoy a meal whilst watching giraffes and rhinos wander.
Wild Things Gift Shop
Pocket money toys, to gifts made in our conservation projects supporting animals in the wild.
Adopt an animal, book a keeper for a day, book an animal experience….