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Safari Zoo

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Address: South Lodge Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
Phone Number:
+44 1229 466086
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Explore, Discover, Adventure, South Lakes Safari Zoo.

From the Swahili word...

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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What a fabulously run place. It was so lovely to see rhino's; giraffe and all manner of other wonderful creatures. We walked alongside rhea; went into the cages with parrots and... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

great park , lots to do and excellent value for money with unique feeding and animal meeting experiences that are just not available elsewhere. However lots of work being carried out and building paraphenalia everywhere and in the way. I f you are planning a visit - leave it till the summer , if you are thinking of going now... More 

Thank j2tatum
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

What a fabulously run place. It was so lovely to see rhino's; giraffe and all manner of other wonderful creatures. We walked alongside rhea; went into the cages with parrots and saw some animals never seen before - maned wolves, Arctic wolves & tayra. Lovely picnic area

Thank Wenz61
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Got there a bit later on this visit but this didn't ruin the experience any. Seemed asthough a few of the animal enclosures were getting a bit of maintenance done to them So a few of the animals didn't seem To be out. Still enjoyed the visit though and will return again soon.

Thank Nm-xo
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely safari zoo with plenty of animals to see. There are options to get involved with the feeding of the animals although this is a more expensive entrance ticket. You can get up close and personal with some of the animals including lemurs and penguins. A lovely day out.

Thank Alicehelena1208
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here from Gateshead as heard great things and we weren't left disappointed. We arrived about 10:30 and the queues were steady away considering it was the half term as well. We paid £15.50 per adult and the child went free which was great. I have heard certain voucher sites often have family tickets on for cheap... More 

Thank Toonarmy83
Colne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016

my family and i had a great day out at the zoo. to say it was threatened with closure the changes they had made are amazing.the new look entrance into the zoo and the swap round of areas has improved the zoo imensly.the staff were very helpful, friendly and obviously interested in the animals conservation. my children enjoyed the giraffe... More 

1 Thank charlenemiddleton252
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

After dropping my daughter and granddaughter off at the Swan hotel in Newby Bridge for a wedding I decided to surprise my wife and drove on to the lakes safari park. It's six years since we last visited and found lots of changings some not for the better. The place in our opinion could do with some T L C... More 

Thank Spoony2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This zoo, now called safari park, was once a jewel in the Crown. It can now be honestly described as a dump in need of urgent management change. The animals seem scarce, depressed and some obviously suffering from stress related conditions with feathers completely missing and little movement. Visitors are told not to touch, as animals are to be kept... More 

5 Thank fedup48
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

we live close to the zoo and have visited many times in the past but when we visited a few weeks ago with my dad (who was visiting from scotland) we were very disappointed. we arrive and the prices had gone up a lot (£15.50 per adult) but we didnt mind this as it was obvious a lot of money... More 

3 Thank Leesa1981
Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

What a wonderful DAY out ....dont think you can do this in an hour or two. Realy good VALUE as grandparents kids went free. Get organised.....with feeding times .talks,and train.I only realised what a wealth of experiences the children had had listening to the report on the phone to their parents/ well done we will return

Thank lynne g

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