About this attraction

Get closer to nature with South Lakes Zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo is the perfect day out for the whole family, with over 1000 incredible animals to discover, including red pandas, Sumatran tigers, African lions, giraffes and lemurs. There are also various animal encounters you can book in advance with exclusive Kids Pass for South Lakes Safari Zoo discounts. Whether you want to feed the big cats, become a zookeeper for the day, or encounter an incredible Southern White Rhino up close, our South Lakes Zoo discount codes have you covered.

Top things to do at South Lakes Safari Zoo

Feed your favourite animals

For an animal encounter, you'll never forget, book an incredible animal feeding experience with our South Lakes Zoo vouchers. Whatever your favourite exhibit is, discover a new appreciation for nature with an animal encounter. Feed the giraffes, lemurs, penguins, kangaroos, birds, red pandas and more.

Keeper for the day

Animal fans can become a zookeeper for the day and learn all about their favourite animals, helping with feeding and looking after a range of incredible creatures. The keeper experience can be enjoyed by individuals, groups and families.

Adopt an animal

Show your support of the zoo by adopting an animal at South Lakes Safari Zoo. Whether you fall in love with the tigers or your child suddenly finds themselves mad about meerkats, adopting an animal is a great experience and will be a fun reminder of your day at the zoo.

What other facilities are there?

Food and drink options

South Lakes Safari Zoo also has a range of other facilities to ensure a great day out for everyone. From traditional fish and chips to hot dogs, BBQ food, ice creams and snacks, there is a range of food outlets for you to enjoy.

Learn more about the animals

There are also numerous learning opportunities for all ages and over 51 acres of stunning scenery and parkland to explore. The friendly, knowledgeable zookeepers will be more than happy to answer your questions and give you unique insights into the animals.

What age group is South Lakes Safari Zoo suitable for?

South Lakes Safari Zoo is suitable for all ages, with a wide variety of animals and plenty of opportunities to get close to nature and learn something new.

When is the best time to visit?

With a range of indoor and outdoor exhibits, it's worth getting there early to enjoy all the fun. It's a stunning location to explore during summer, with countless paths, trails and gardens, and it is open throughout most of the year.

What should you take with you?

Make sure you wear sensible shoes as there are lots of areas to walk around and explore. Take waterproofs just in case it rains too as you'll still be able to see the animals.

What else can you do in the area?

If you're booking a holiday in the Lake District and you're using your Kid's Pass South Lakes Safari Zoo discount code, there are many other fascinating things to do in the local area for the whole family.

Explore the Lake District

Check out the stunning local scenery of the Lake District and enjoy an adventure on the water with a boat trip or kayaking experience. Hike the stunning Helvellyn trail or visit the beautiful Lake Windemere.

Adventures with Peter Rabbit

The area is also home to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction for fans of Peter Rabbit and his friends. It's also one of the most beautiful places in the UK, with numerous castles, lakes, gardens and natural wonders.