South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Address: Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8JR, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01229 466086

- Expensive


The place for a full, family day out in the South Lakes.

A huge area split geographically between different continents, the park boasts enough animal attractions to keep kids busy for at least half a day.

For smaller children, I recommend a ride on the little train, which trundles past the lemurs and tigers from a safe distance.

Value for money

Price advice

Standard admission is £12.50; children £8.00.

The park has recently been offering admission for all children until Good Friday.

Expert tips

The Maki Restaurant has a good view of the giraffes but the food is pretty average. Pack a picnic to save a few pounds.

Try to time a visit with some of the feeding or talk times, such as the penguin supper at 3pm.

The animals roam free around some sections, albeit under the supervision of staff. I think this can be scary for small children.

Recommended for

  • Families with younger children
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife