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South Lakes Safari Zoo

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Broughton Road | Melton Terrace, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
+44 1229 466086
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Absolutely brilliant!!

This is my favorite zoo in the north of England. Feels like you are in the wild. We loved the... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Deborah H
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Best zoo we've ever been to

Best zoo we've seen! Loads of different animals who are well looked after, impressive cages with... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Diego M
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Newcastle upon Tyne, 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“big cats” (163 reviews)
“picnic area” (94 reviews)
“gift shop” (175 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Broughton Road | Melton Terrace, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
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+44 1229 466086
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite zoo in the north of England. Feels like you are in the wild. We loved the monkeys, running and jumping around us was an amazing experience. The kids were thrilled. Can't wait to return!!!

Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Best zoo we've seen! Loads of different animals who are well looked after, impressive cages with birds. The price in winter is £5 what is very surprising. Unforgettable experience of feeding lemurs, giraffes and deers. We'll definitely go back!

Thank Diego M
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Visited as two adults and an eight year old. As we approached the ticket office I was a little puzzled to see animals carved from tropical hardwoods. We enjoyed touring around and seeing the various animals and birds, especially the Tigers and Jaguars at their...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day. Have been before and thoroughly enjoyed it then and didn't think could be improved but it has. So hands on and up close. Staff very friendly,knowledgeable and friendly(especially Leah???). Food very nice and reasonably priced. Well done

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Visited during a weekend away and spent most of the day here wandering around. It did get very busy and some attractions were impossible to see due to the sheer number of people cramming in trying to see them! (sumatran tiger feed very popular -arrive...More

Thank CityStopOut
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this zoo. The area where you can walk amongst the animals is absolutely fantastic. You can stand right next to kangaroos, peacocks, lemurs, etc and spider monkeys are in the trees above you. It looks at like a fair amount of work is...More

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Got to say iv visited most zoos (Chester/Edinburgh etc ) and this is far better in my option . Animals look more relaxed and happier and it's great to walk around with the animals,, lots of hand cleaning facilities dotted around the park ,, well...More

Thank ape254
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We have been to this Zoo in previous years but not since the new entrance had been opened. We have also followed in the local press various sabre rattling incidences. The car park is very close to the visitors centre, the approaches are adorned with...More

Thank jasonhK6668OA
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit here after friends at work had said how good it was and we weren't disappointed. We found an offer online so it cost us £15 for a family, but I would have happily paid the £31. It's compact but this is...More

Thank AliSgary
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were staying at Lake Windermere and decided to have a day here having heard so much about it. Not disappointed at all. A wonderful open zoo, where you can "walk with the animals", obviously not the man eating variety. Kangaroos, Wallaby, Peacock, Vultures, small...More

1  Thank chrissiekite33
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Natalie C
6 April 2018|
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Response from Mat C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can spend all day there. Me and my family got there at 10.15am and we left at 4.30pm.
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simplyHev_
11 March 2018|
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Response from Baz130 | Reviewed this property |
Yeh there is you can feed them for a couple quid but there enclosure is not very nice waters very dirty
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LucyJay_92
29 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
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