Open every day except Christmas day.
1st November - Easter 2014 10am - 4.30pm
Last admission is 45 minutes before closing.
FREE ENTRY FOR EVRYONE UNTIL FEBRUARY 14TH 2014.
CHILDREN FREE UNTIL APRIL 9TH
Normal admission rates:
Under 3's FREE
Tesco vouchers can only be used towards admission costs. Tesco vouchers cannot be used during Bank Holidays or in conjunction with any other offer.
Bring your herd to see ours, brownies, schools, mothers and toddlers, South Lakes is an ideal day out. Fantastic discounts are in place for groups. For further information click HERE
Situated in Dalton in Furness just 20 minutes from Lake Windermere, you'll find here all the information you will need to find us. Whether you are driving or using public transport these details should help you get to us. MORE
Address South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Broughton Rd, Dalton In Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8JR
This is your chance to get hands on.
Don't miss your chance to hand Feed Giraffes, Penguins, Kangaroos and more every day.
Click HERE for the full daily programme.
A WILD day out you’ll never forget at South Lakes Safari Zoo. Get close and surround yourself in the planets rarest most endangered animals. Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, emus. Be amazed as free flying macaws soar overhead, interact with free roaming lemurs, squirrel monkeys, cotton topped tamarins, and if you are brave venture in with condors and vultures in the walk through aviary. Join the animal keepers for the conservation and feeding talks including big cat feeding every day and help hand feed giraffes , lemurs, penguins everyone gets a go!
||Hand Feed Giraffes Every day |
Join the keepers to hand feed the giraffes every day. Our specially designed walkways put you eye to eye to the worlds tallest mammal - an experience you'll never forget.
||Hang out with Free Roaming Monkeys |
Get close and interact with free roaming animals in our walk through natural areas. Come face to face with Squirrel monkeys, over 100 lemurs - including Ring tailed Lemurs, Red Ruffed Lemurs, Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Black Lemurs, White Fronted Brown Lemurs; Cotton topped tamarins all living wild in the trees.
||Big Cat feeding and come nose to nose with tigers! |
Not to be missed is big cat feeding where our Lions, Sumatran Tigers, Amur Tigers, Jaguars, Snow Leopard hunt for their dinner. Come nose to nose with these amazing big cats - don't worry specially toughened glass seperates you but gives you that awesome experience.
||Go walkabouts with the wallaby's.. |
Wander through the natural areas of the park and discover what's lurking around the corner as you come face to face with free roaming kangaroos, wallabies, deer, prarie marmots, storks, ibis and not forgetting emus... Don't forget your bag of kangaroo food purchased from the cafe or gift shop for a g'day.
||Walk through where Vultures & Condors fly free|
Venture into the winged world of the aviary where King Vultures, Turkey Vultures, Black Vultures, Andean Condors fly free. Find yourself up close to a variety of colorful feathered friends as Roseate Spoonbills, Macaws, Scarlet Ibis...fly around you free..
||African Safari |
Safari on the trail of hippos, colourful mandrils, journey to the African plains home to our herds of rhinos, giraffes and troop of baboons. Stop off at the watering hole - Maki Restaurant, and don't forget our pride of lions.
||Free Flying Macaws |
Keep your eyes peeled as free flying macaws soar overhead.
||South American journey |
Our South American mixed exhibit gets you up close to some of the worlds spectacular species..Andean Bears, Lowland Tapir, living alongside Capybara, Capuchin's, keep an eye overhead for a passing Spider Monkey.
A visit to South Lakes Wild Animal Park is great fun and educational. Your safety is very important to us and we need to make sure you are aware of all the risks and rules. Please find out how you can stay safe here.
Download the latest Map HERE
Our brilliant forest themed gift shop is a one stop shop for all your souvenir needs. With gifts from £1 to £100 including a fantastic selection of gifts from our conservation projects around the world. MORE
Maki -meaning Ring tailed lemur in Malagasy
Take a break from exploring and drop into our Maki Restaurant for a delicious bite to eat. Feed a family of 4 for £15 then enjoy your meal on the "treetops" style decking where you can watch Rhinos, Giraffes, baboons at leisure. MORE
We have a fantastic range of facilities available for your convenience including:
Our brilliant forest themed gift shop is a one stop shop for all your souvenir needs. With gifts from £1 to £100 including a fantastic selection of gifts from our conservation projects around the world:
||Restaurant & refreshments |
Maki -meaning Ring tailed lemur in Malagasy
Take a break from exploring and drop into our Maki Restaurant for a delicious bite to eat. Feed a family of 4 for £15 then enjoy your meal on the "treetops" style decking where you can watch Rhinos, Giraffes, baboons.
||Mini Train |
Ride the miniature steam train, every penny goes to help saving Sumatran Tigers in the wild.
||Picnic areas |
Bring a picnic we have lots of tables situated throughout the park, including Indoor and covered areas.
||Free Car parking |
Please book coaches, minibuses or motor homes in advance.
||Extensive baby changing facilities are available |
Join us for fabulous events throughout the year - In February come vote at the Park Mascot Elections, join in the trick or treat parade at Halloween, or meet Rudolf and Santa during the Magic of Christmas all special times here at the park with lots of fun family activities...
For more information of what's up and coming or to see photos from last years events. HERE
The park is fully accessible and includes ramps, viewing platforms and windows for all enclosures. There are steps at the exit of the Rhino house however alternative routes are available. Being situated in Cumbria we are blessed with naturally undulating surfaces, there is a steepish hill at the exit to the park. We get many hundreds of disabled visitors every year who find the park fully accessible if you do struggle however any member of staff will be happy to help - just ask!
There is an area of the park where we do not allow pushchairs if you do have a carrying pouch for your baby we advise you to bring it with you. Should you experience problems however our keepers on duty will be able to assist.
Become a Friend of the Park, for as little as £17.50 (if purchased within the park and after full price admission has been paid) then come as many times as you like for a year for just £1.50 per visit plus get 10% off food and drinks in the cafe and 10% off gifts in the shop. Annual passes cost £30.00 if purchased online.. MORE
Ever dreamed of the chance to work with some of the rarest wildest animals in the world? Become a keeper for the day at the UK’s top conservation Park. Adult and junior (7-13 years) experiences available MORE
We obviously think we are great - read here what others have said about their visit. MORE
The park was created and developed solely by David Gill. At the time of construction back in 1993/4 he was an animal nutritionist with no connection to zoo's, but a desire to see education and conservation brought into the public awareness by the reality of a close wild experience, an experience for all to react to assist worldwide conservation issues. David built the Park with his own hands and to this day, still designs and builds all the facilities around the park - now with the help and assistance of the large staff. MORE
We hope the contents of these pages help you in planning a trip to South Lakes Wild Animal Park we cannot however vouch for the experience you will have except for your time in the park - which will be truly amazing! The nearest travelodge is found in Barrow in Furness just 4 miles away there are also a selection of hotels in Dalton itself. Just 20 minutes from Lake Windermere there is also plenty to keep you busy MORE
Please note that we DO NOT allow dogs or any other pets on the zoo site. Unfortunately due to strict regulations this must include guide dogs.
Park Road Kennels & Cattery is a short car journey and they accept day boarders. www.parkrdkennelsandcattery.co.uk 01229 465538 or 07740799529
All under 16's visiting the park must be accompanied by an adult.
The park has a No Smoking Policy and has been smoke free for 3 years. SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE PARK. A passout system is in operation. CCTV is in operation throughout the park and our policy is to ask offenders to leave the park without re entry.