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Opening Times

The park is open every day from 10am until 5pm.  Last admission is 4.15pm

Adopt an Animal.


Looking for a gift- birthdays, Christmas, Mothers Day, Fathers Day. Buy a gift and help save animals from extinction.

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365 Ticket


Visit South Lakes Safari Zoo all year with a 365 ticket from £18

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Join the team .

Join the team at South Lakes working to make a difference


What's on today

Join our expert animal keepers for daily talks & feedings around the zoo

Animal talks & feeding times
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Mothers Day weekend Mums go FREE

Bring your mum to see ours Mothers Day weekend. With giraffe, penguin and lemur feeding, talks throughout the day, a special Mothers Day menu, make it a special day out!

Does your Mum love the penguins? why not adopt her one… or book mum an extra special treat of a once-in-a-lifetime animal experience? Here at South Lakes Safari Zoo we have a fantastic range of experiences for any animal lover.


Lemur Encounters daily at 2pm

Join the keepers everyday and hand feed our lemurs. *small charge applies (currently £1)

Talks & Animal Feeding times

Family animal experience

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Love monkeys? Penguins? Giraffes or want to tickle a tapir…
Animal experience days make the perfect VIP day at South Lakes Safari Zoo


South Lakes Safari Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland as more than 80,000 fairy lights twinkle their welcome. Trees, lights, skating rink, donkeys, full size nativity join Santa, elves and of course Santa’s reindeer for a magical festive period. All seasonal activities are undercover.

Santa express

Santa Express: All aboard Santa’s Steam Express on a journey to the elves workshop in the North Pole for a magical personalised meeting with Santa.

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Visit Santa and the Nativity: A reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, take part in a traditional nativity story, then visit Santa in his enchanted home.

Breakfast with santa

Breakfast/ Dinner/ Christmas Party with Santa Santa:
Traditional fun and games with food and Santa in a wonderful Christmas setting.


Magic your way to Christmas … skating , Christmas Dinner & Hot drink, visit the nativity and Santa, Reindeer food, animal food for kangaroos, emus, wallabies.

More details and photos of The magic of Christmas

NEW! Hand feed big cats

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Big Cat Experience

Join one of our passionate expert keepers for a Big Cat Experience

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Keeper for a day

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.

Book online

Maki Restaurant

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.

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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….

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Toddle and raise money for Barnardos Thursday 5th June. Register your nursery, school, toddler group or family now on 01229 466086 x0

South Lakes Safari Zoo, Dalton In Furness, Cumbria LA15 8JR. 24hr info line: 01229 466086 email: office@wildanimalpark.co.uk
Registered in England no 3561692 South Lakes Wild Animal Park Limited

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