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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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All the animals are cared for by the staff who are there (thou this seems very minimal) who seem to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Suzanne R
via mobile

Heard a lot of negative press about south lakes but have to say we went and it was great. Animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tracy H
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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%
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“picnic area” (90 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 via mobile

All the animals are cared for by the staff who are there (thou this seems very minimal) who seem to have a good knowledge off the animals. Only the one cafe open which seemed to sell basic food. (Packed lunch style). Could do with some...More

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Heard a lot of negative press about south lakes but have to say we went and it was great. Animals looked well kept and lots of hands on stuff for kids of any age. Price is great. Only negative was in the cafe nowhere to...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed yesterday

We've just got back from visiting here & I had to write a review straight away!!!! We were told admission was £5 per adult but when we got here it was FREE but they were asking for a donation so I did put the £10...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed yesterday

Paid a visit to South Lakes Safari Zoo on a short break to Morecombe the zoo is on the road to Barrow in Furnace. Children are always admitted for free, during school holidays adults pay £5 but during school time adults also get in for...More

Thank Bloodaxe01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting this zoo genuinely made me depressed, I did not want to be there. The animals have a sad life. An extremely small enclosure, giraffes feet are over grown, not just that they must of had about 1 acre of room, and it was full...More

Thank ellieslattie
Reviewed 2 days ago

This animal park is excellent. We went after seeing a friends pictures of their visit. We got in with free admission and found it much bigger than we thought with a large variety of animals including some unusual ones. Felt up close and personal with...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The zoo advertised free entry for adults throughout September and so because it has been a few years since we took our son, we decided to check it out. Well it certainly seemed a lot bigger, at least we noticed a some new large animal...More

Thank Englishlakedistrict
Reviewed 4 days ago

Okay so I've rated an overall 4 out of 5 however, that is massively based on value for money. My partner and I took our 4 year old son on the 15th September and we got in totally free, paid £2 for some food for...More

Thank kerry w
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Exceptional value for money for a family ticket. You walk through the animal enclosures with small monkeys above you in the trees and large kangaroos jumping past you the children loved it. The only thing to note is they have no picnic area so you...More

Thank TrilogyOne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our 1st visit to this zoo with our 14yr old son who is at the age where he doesnt want to leave his xbox for long.. so we kind of forced him to go with us...very pleasantly surprised, he absolutely loved it we bought the...More

Thank Joanne S
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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
16 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