South Lakes Wild Animal Park

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

If you are in the Lake District then a visit to the South Lakes Animal Wildlife Park in Dalton-in-Furness.

The picture above says it all.  Here you can hand feed giraffes (twice a day), you can hand feed penguins, and you can see the big cats being fed (no hand feeding there for obvious reasons!).

The Animals

There’s a wide selection of animals from different parts of the world.

  • Africa – African lion, giraffe, baboons, mandrills, pygmy hippos, white rhino, and fennec fox.
  • Asia – amur tiger and fruit bats.
  • Australia – ibis, black swans, emus, kangaroos, and wallabies.
  • Indonesia – babirusa, indonesian otters, siamang, sumatran tiger, and gibbons.
  • Madagascar – lemurs, lots of species of lemurs.
  • South America – condors, vultures, spectacled bear, spider monkeys, giant otters, howler monkeys, macaws, and many more.

Other Attractions

As well as the animals there’s a mini train ride, children’s play area, and both indoor and outdoor picnic areas.

You can download a map of the park here.

Opening Times and Prices

Open every day between 10am and 5pm (4.30pm Nov-Feb).

Here are the prices when we last checked.  Please view their web site for the latest prices and opening times.

  • Adults – £13.50
  • Children (3-15 years, under 3’s are free) – £8.00
  • Senior Citizens – £9.00

Getting in Touch with South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Here's how you can get in contact with South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park Website

[email protected]

South Lakes Wild Animal Park Facebook Page

01229 466 086

Where to find South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Sat Nav Postcode: LA15 8JR

Latitude: 54.1683388, Longitude: -3.1731541

Click here for directions

Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria.

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