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South Lakes Safari Zoo

#1 of 6 things to do in Dalton-in-Furness Features Animals
Broughton Road | Melton Terrace, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
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Worth Every Penny!!

What a fantastic afternoon my friend and I had at South Lakes Safari Zoo today! The admission... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great family day.

Had a great family day out. Lots of car parking. Only £5 for adults, and free for children... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lake District, United Kingdom
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Explore, Discover, Adventure, South Lakes Safari Zoo. From the Swahili word meaning journey or expedition SAFARI ZOO is a unique journey into the animal kingdom. Come face to face with and discover Rhinos, Lions, Tigers, Bears, Hippos, Wolves, Snow leopards, Jaguar, Giant otters, Primates, Vultures, Penguins and much, much more at the UK's most interactive animal park and Europe’s only Safari Zoo.. You’ll have a fantastic adventure immersed with some of the rarest wildest animals on the planet. HEAR. TOUCH. SMELL. SEE feed your senses and the animals too - Hand feed giraffes every day, walk in amongst and hand feed penguins; wander amongst and discover kangaroo, lemurs, monkeys, free flying birds – including (for the brave) vultures and condors all living wild in the park. Daily interactive animal keeper led talks and animal feedings.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“safari zoo” (103 reviews)
“picnic area” (85 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Broughton Road | Melton Terrace, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a fantastic afternoon my friend and I had at South Lakes Safari Zoo today! The admission price of just £5 for each of us was incredible, I would happily pay up to £15 to enter this place. Being so up close and personal with...More

Thank GabbyOnTour
Reviewed yesterday

Had a great family day out. Lots of car parking. Only £5 for adults, and free for children. However, we were greeted by the sign for no picnics allowed in the zoo. This can make for an expensive day when there are a few of...More

Thank jillmccarthy2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Second visit for me. First with a child in tow. Firstly an animal park for £5 is unbelievable. Can't remember it being as cheap as this first time round. Rhino's, lions, tigers, birds of prey, giraffes..... Etc etc. Loads of animals to see. Knocked it...More

Thank Lee E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The actual park is excellent value at £5 per adult. There is a wide range of animals to see and you can get nice and close to them all. What let's them down is the lack of attention to detail. At Savannahs food bar we...More

Thank holidayer186338
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited and found the park to be disorganised with deadends on main walkways so people were aqrdined down tiny track paths to turn around. Limited animals and a fair few under vet observations. Found it to be a waste of a visit unfortunately and...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed yesterday

Vistied Saturday 12th August 2017, adults are only £5 and kids are free which is great for a family day out. They do charge extra to feed the penguins, giraffes, kanagroos and birds but the most is £5 and do offer deals with this. The...More

Thank catwar2011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and really didn't know what to expect. Parking was free and then only £5 to get in! Was a total deal and then you have options to feed some of the animals. We really enjoyed walking through the enclosures and getting...More

Thank kdpatto
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this zoo so many times and the last 2 visits have been poor. Today was so much better. It was clear that changes have been made and all animals are much better looked after. We stayed about 4 hours and came away feeling much...More

1  Thank lowen79
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited this zoo many times over the years. I left a review previous to this praising this zoo. It WAS my favorite zoo. However, we were very disappointed with our most recent visit. The last time we visited there were picnics allowed in...More

Thank leigh c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited over the weekend. Excellent.. don't let the past put you off. The animals were all lively, entertaining, looked happy and many free to roam the park. The owners are doing a super job of improving the appearance of the Zoo and animal enclosures. Overall...More

Thank Mottys1234
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15 August 2017|
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Response from NandC94 | Reviewed this property |
This zoo is under new management and facilities are limited. I don't recall day kennels but but is definitely worth a visit if you can work something out locally.
Joanne W
14 August 2017|
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Response from DawnLouB | Reviewed this property |
Bardsea leisure park. 01229 584712 There are others around Black Beck at Bouth that is a few miles out but on your way, if no joy ask them to recommend someone
5 June 2017|
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Response from Rich4rd11 | Reviewed this property |
You can't drive around, but you are very close to the animals. I have been to a few zoos and Knowsley safari park and I think south lakes has a nicer and happier atmosphere, the animals looked well looked after all in all... More