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South Lakes Safari Zoo

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Broughton Road | Melton Terrace, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
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Rainy day visit

Lovely visit. Plenty to see but unfortunately it was raining heavily when we arrived late... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely day out

Me and my children all had a lovely time, was nice to see the animals out and about, food from... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“big cats” (151 reviews)
“picnic area” (90 reviews)
“gift shop” (162 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 11 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely visit. Plenty to see but unfortunately it was raining heavily when we arrived late afternoon. Indoor Picnic area inside grounds but no food allowed in park because of the animals ranging free! So may mean a trip back to the car with any leftovers...More

Thank allthenamesused
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my children all had a lovely time, was nice to see the animals out and about, food from restaurant was lovely, only shame is they have taken walk ways down, the park for the children is OK only they don't have stuff for...More

Thank twinkel82
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Just back from South Lakes and we had a lovely time myself, my husband and 2 boys age 4&5. We have been before prior to the refurb and all the new parts are great walking through the vulture enclosure and among the kangaroos, emus, birds...More

2  Thank lucytempest
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for the 1st with hubby and my two girls aged 11 & 16, we all had a fantastic day. Loved all the different animals and how close you could get to them. Loved feeding the lemurs and giraffes.

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to South Lakes was almost as good as our first - sadly the Sloth didn't make an appearance this time, but otherwise an excellent visit! Something for everyone - my personal favourite is the aviary - I could spend all day in...More

Thank lesley w
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

One arrival were staff friendly and cheery in admission area. We took the extra £6 deal to feed the lemurs and giraffes. I havent visited this zoo for about a good number of years and it was so good to be back. The developments are...More

Thank haggisland
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My Ann and I went to the zoo today to see if it was worth bringing the grand kids,we had a great day out,windy and a bit of rain but we enjoyed it a lot. Being a Thursday and first week back to school the...More

Thank showann
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit the park for the children was good plenty of benches for you to have a picnic lots of animals to see our favourites the lemurs so cute x

Thank carolesmith77
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good to spend a family day out here plenty of animals to see, but poorly organised given a timetable of animal feedings but no map to find anything poorly sign posted inside no fixed maps inside directing you. Seen a sign advertising map and guide...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Safari Zoo provides enjoyable and education experiences for all ages. Regular 'keeper talks' give more information on specific species often at feeding time. This includes big cats, penguins, lemurs and others. It is nice to see work done here assist conservation in the wild.

Thank Andy P
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30 August 2017|
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Response from petervnichol | Reviewed this property |
There is another smaller zoo called south lakes safari park on the A between cockermouth and keswick if you have sat navigation you will find it easily it's smaller and can be done in a few hours and is well worth a visit on... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from Afshan N | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen any kennels there
Joanne W
14 August 2017|
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Response from thomas b | Reviewed this property |
Loads of good places for camping in lakes plenty for all ages easy to get around and not far from the safari zoo