Free entry to Safari Zoo (Furness, Cumbria) throughout January. Usually £15.50 per adult
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Free entry to Safari Zoo (Furness, Cumbria) throughout January. Usually £15.50 per adult

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LocalFound 11th Jan 2016
Safari Zoo have free entry to their park throughout January. Usual admission prices are
Adults - £15.50
Children(15years and under)- 4 free for every full paying adult
Seniors - £11.00

I noticed it on their Facebook page. It says:

FREE entry in January 2016. Yes EVERYONE comes in free.

Lots of fun this weekend animal feedings, train rides, bouncy castle, or wander around over 1000 animals. Come have lunch or a coffee and cake, we're open 10am to 4.30pm EVERYDAY.

Address: Melton Terrace, Lindal in Furness, Cumbria LA12 0LU,
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I thought this place was closing down?
thanks op
heated
To keep prices down on feeding the lions each 3rd visitor gets to ride a bike through the enclosure
How nice
Purchase still required though? .. according to their Website at least anyway .....
It is closing down due to the council keeping moving the goal posts on safety.
Its free every January and February - has been for last 3 or 4 years
If they cant even keep the website updated (still has Christmas adverts), I'm not surprised at the overall outcome of this place...
We went last year when it was free. Great day out.

Full information from their Facebook page

We have been overwhelmed by the love and support that is out there for … We have been overwhelmed by the love and support that is out there for the zoo and what we bring to individuals and the community as a whole. The result of the 20+ thousand signatures on private petitions has led to a round table meeting between the Management of the Zoo and the Chief Executive of Barrow Borough Council.In response to this very positive and constructive move and as a show of good faith the Zoo management has agreed to open throughout the negotiations.Our major winter construction and maintenance programme is now underway and a number of areas of the zoo will be not available and disabled access will be restricted until the works are completed and because of this we have decided to open our gates for FREE in January 2016. Yes EVERYONE enters for FREE.Very soon the zoo itself shall become a Charity and we need your support in every way possible to promote and expand our conservation breeding programmes in the Zoo and with our top class partners within EAZA and more importantly to expand our direct action projects all over the globe with critically endangered wildlife and habitats.So please show your support in the best way you always do, come visit and drop some money in the buckets; have lunch; a coffee; feed the animals... take a ride on the trains or just wander around over 1000 animals! 10am to 4.30pm EVERYDAY.



Edited by: "wiggywig" 12th Jan 2016
so still set to close but free entry in January is still genuine? just wanted to make sure before I ventured there.
It's not free you have to pay £6 I think it is which gets you a train ride an some other stuff.
whitey6272

It's not free you have to pay £6 I think it is which gets you a train … It's not free you have to pay £6 I think it is which gets you a train ride an some other stuff.



Thats what I noticed too? .. I thought that was just me that saw that too?, when I checked their Site last night ..... lol.

Hopefully we're both 100% wrong?, lol. :-)
It won't be free, I recall one year he had a massive rant on facebook because people thought free meant free. They will ask for a donation at the gate.

Definitely worth going, it is a nice zoo to have a walk round. The tiger talk is well worth seeing, they put the meat on top of telegraph poles and they climb them to get it.
They posted this 4 hours ago -

Don't forget throughout January we are FREE!! (donations accepted)

Why not come and visit us throughout January, entrance is free but please consider a donation to help us with our day to day upkeep of the park. Whilst your here why not enjoy a hot meal or snack in our Maki Restaurant, cakes and hot/cold drinks also available.
We also have our hand feeding/talks available throughout the day with a chance to hand feed our Giraffes for a small fee of £2 per person.
Please note we are completing our annual maintenance work so there may be small areas which are closed off. Wheelchair access may be limited in small areas of the park.
gusco

It is closing down due to the council keeping moving the goal posts on … It is closing down due to the council keeping moving the goal posts on safety. Its free every January and February - has been for last 3 or 4 years


its not now as it had over 20k signatures on a petition,
Also its never been completely free its £15.50 per adult with up to 4 children free
This is a special deal due to it being saved from closure.
It is free every winter - here's a link to an early hot deals UK post - HERE

Its the same each winter
Edited by: "gusco" 12th Jan 2016
when I go to the website I didnt see anything free .how can I get in there for free?can I feed the animal with my own food??thanks
We went there just after Christmas and the place is like a building site. It's a real mess and needs a lot of work. Signs were non-existent, some of the enclosures smelt so bad I felt sorry for the animals, the paths are lethal in places and the hand rails are rotting etc. The latter is one of the things the council has been on at them about.

We had to pay £6 to get in when we went which wasn't too bad but the place needs a lot of work to get it as good as it was 4 years ago.
I don't understand why one of you don't just pick up the phone and call them? Surely that would answer all the questions and queries you have?!
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