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South Lakes Wild Animal Park - Amazing Day Out - Must Visit
South Lakes Wild Animal Park (Cumbria)
Member Name: hotrock4
South Lakes Wild Animal Park (Cumbria)
Date: 22/08/09, updated on 22/08/09 (181 review reads)
Advantages: Great day out
We recently visited the South Lakes Wild Animal Park on the way home from a holiday in the Lake District. We were blessed with an excellent days weather and had an excellent time there.
This park seems far more conservation minded than other places that we have been to. Being a registered charity you are also able to sign for GiftAid on entry.
The price for an adult is £11.50, with children and OAP's being £8. An annual pass is available at £21.50 which enables you to enter for £1.50 as many times in one year as you like. For the experiance available here these tickets are really good value for money.
On entry you will be offered a Park Guide which is also great value for money at only £2.50. This contains information on the animals in the park, a map of the park and also a schedule for animal feeding times and talks etc.
Upon entry to the park you will soon realise there is minimal fencing between you and the animals with many animals including limas, emus, pigs, donkeys and kangaroos pretty much roam free. This gives a great feel of being in the zoo rather than just wandering about it. Food is available from the gift shop to feed quite a few of these animals with.
At certain times you can feed the giraffes and penguins by hand, and watch the tigers being fed. The tigers are made to climb a 30ft pole for their food. For those of you that are interested the park itinerary when we visited was as follows:-
11.30 am Hand feed Giraffes
12.00 pm Meet a snake
12.30 pm Apes and Monkeys feeding
1.00 pm Rhino conservation talk
1.30 pm Spectacled Bears
2.00 pm Lemurs
2.30 pm Tiger feeding - unique
3.00 pm Hand feed Penguins
3.20 pm Vulture feeding
3.45 pm Giraffe conservation
4.00 pm Hand feed giraffes
4.25 pm Lions attack their food up 6m high trees
We didn't do all of these but the ones we attended were very informative and interesting. Feeding the giraffes was great as well as watching the tigers climbing for their dinner.
The restaurant here as you may expect was overpriced and didn't offer a great selection. However there are both indoor and covered picnic areas for everybody to use.
The gift shop was great with prices being slightly lower than expected. It sold all of the usual such as teddy bears and key-rings as well as more unusual items such as natural wood furniture.
The toilets here were very clean and despite being a fairly busy day there was never a queue.
Phone:- 01229 466086
Address:- South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Dalton in Furness
I would say that this is a brilliant venue to visit and great value for money. I would recommend this to any friend of mine and anybody else for that matter. A definate MUST for anybody interested in animals.
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