We have visited a few Zoos over the last few years, and although we enjoy seeing the animals, we always feel slightly uncomfortable about how confined some of the animals seem. South Lakes Wild Animal Park had a very different feel about it. There is a big emphasis on environmental issues, protection of endangered species, and the animals are all in spacious ‘natural feeling’ enclosures. Although the animals might be far away from viewing areas due to the large enclosures, there are long expanses of elevated walkways which mean you can get a great view wherever they may be hiding!
It was a bit of a long way for us to travel up to Dalton-in-Furness but the price made up for it – during the winter (usually November – April), entry is FREE! We visited on a pretty chilly day, but we still had a great time wrapped up warm!
We had a lovely day and were there right up until closing time! Annabelle got a great view of all the animals and loved the variety that we saw. From sun bathing, yoga-posing ring tailed Lemurs to tigers, lions, otters, and of course, lots of monkeys!
Now that the free season has just started again I have a feeling we might be heading up north again soon!