South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet. Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. Be amazed as free-flying macaws soar overhead. Participate in animal feeding experiences or be a zookeeper for a day. With so much to do and over 1,000 animals to meet, Cumbria’s South Lakes Safari Zoo is a BIG day out for all the family. Let’s start by introducing the BIG 5 animals. The five beautiful creatures that zoo visitors young and old always love to see. Meet your big cat ranger for a guided tour of our big cats, after a visit to the kitchen to chop some nibbles you’ll get to hand feed some of the most amazing big cats on the planet.
Britain has a vast amount of Zoos, Animal and Safari Parks and in all the years that I have been writing my range of Top 100 travel guides I've been fortunate to visit lots of them. Take Cumbrias Safari Zoo for instance, a lot of money has been spent recently to raise the visitor experience and since my last visit here, it's very easy to see where that money has been spent. New habitats, holding areas and even an amazing shop has been constructed and the place looks totally different. All the staff are smartly dressed and all go about there jobs in a professional, yet courteous way and the ones I spoke to all went out of their way to answer any questions I may of had. All in all, I found the Safari Zoo to offer excellent value for money over visitor experience and I am really looking forward to my next visit!