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Safari Zoo

#1 of 6 things to do in Dalton-in-Furness Features Animals
South Lodge Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
+44 1229 466086
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Best zoo around

This is a place you must visit if your in the area we have season passes so we make the most of it... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
bfall1979
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Clapham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Bad Review's??? Your Joking, It's Great!

Visited the safari Zoo with my wife and 6 year old daughter. It's a great day out. Interaction with... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
M H
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Blackburn, 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“big cats” (147 reviews)
“picnic area” (83 reviews)
“gift shop” (152 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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South Lodge Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8JR, England
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is a place you must visit if your in the area we have season passes so we make the most of it although it's over an hours drive away. we have been 5 times so far this year and every time we go there's...More

Thank bfall1979
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Visited the safari Zoo with my wife and 6 year old daughter. It's a great day out. Interaction with the animals is good as most of them are freely walking around. The Vulture and parrot flights where excellent. They have so much space and are...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great attraction for all the family, kids loved being able to hand feed the giraffes and lemurs. Animal talks were very informative and kids friendly. Watching the big cats getting fed was amazing!

Thank Nicola Y
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Took 2 small children 3 adults. Nice sunny day . Tip don't use a sat navigation. We found it without it in the end. Price of entry nice surprise they don't charge for kids. We walked round and round checking out the animals . It's...More

1  Thank nyree200164
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Been twice with familay and as a couple. Enjoyed both visits and much prefer this type of park to the bigger ones such as Chester Zoo. You can do the park in a few hours but could happily spend the full day here. Lots of...More

Thank Jacqui K
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

.Wide variety of animals . Can get very close to animals . However some animals claimed to be there simply were not . Food is pricey, as is the shop but they always are at Zoo's . Check the weather before going, we got it...More

Thank Fergus T
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Brilliant day had a great time. Well worth a visit. Got to visit this when you visit the lakes. Animals get real close to you

1  Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I visited the safari zoo on 8th July 2016 with my partner and his sister with her partner too. The day started off raining so the car park was empty, however it became busier as the sun came out. The animals were amazing, the zoo...More

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 12 July 2016

When with the grandchildren and had a really enjoyable day. In factor we all thought it better than Edinburgh zoo that we had visited earlier in the year. The animals all had plenty of space thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes some areas looked as if they...More

Thank siamese2009
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely way of spending the day. Really nice food at the cafe. Lots of trails to follow (and get lost).

1  Thank E-Veronica-R
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Mercedez-Jane
5 June 2017|
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Response from Rich4rd11 | Reviewed this property |
You can't drive around, but you are very close to the animals. I have been to a few zoos and Knowsley safari park and I think south lakes has a nicer and happier atmosphere, the animals looked well looked after all in all... More
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bussjoh1
9 May 2017|
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Response from dinkydodger | Reviewed this property |
Deaths happen in every zoo, and indeed in nature. While I'm not saying none of these could have been prevented, due to bad management by DG, Some of them were undoubtedly unavoidable. Why not have a look at the figures from... More
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