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Humboldt Penguin Experience

Humboldt Penguin Experience


Calling all penguin lovers! Do you want to learn more about your favourite flappy friends? Who best to learn from than their carers themselves?

Join our friendly, knowledgeable penguin keepers for this hands-on experience: Gain an insight into care and meet our resident webbed guys and gals up close and personal as you learn how we maintain the best standards of health and welfare. Learn about the diets helping keep them in tip-top condition as you help the keeper with the feeding regime and understand the varying personalities of the members of our resident “waddle”. Find out how we keep them entertained, interested and alert with enrichment programs that mimic their natural habitats (you may even get to help us create enrichment goodies!)

Entry to the park is included in the price so you are able to enjoy the full day with us.

Opening details

Children under 14 need to be accompanied by a paying adult for this experience. Maximum group size for this experience is 6, please contact us on 01229 466086 if you wish to book for a larger group.


For pricing, please see the website/


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Disabled access, help available upon request.


Melton Terrace,
LA12 0LU


Plan route to Safari Zoo using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 235753  Lat: 54.16778 Long: -3.17325

Please note – Our entrance has moved as of 7.7.15 please follow the signs for Safari Zoo. You will no longer enter the village of Dalton but turn off prior.

Take Junction 36 from the M6 and follow the elephant signs or the signs towards Barrow in Furness. After Ulverston the brown “SAFARI ZOO ” Elephant Tourist Signs take over.

Please note our entrance has moved. The new entrance is located at the end of a bus route. If you are arriving by train from Dalton in Furness Station or wanting to use public transport from Barrow in Furness, Ulverston or even Kendal both the X6 and 6 stop at our new entrance.

From Barrow, Dalton in Furness, or Dalton Station – Lindal in Furness – “Melton Top” is the stop to ask for. You’ll see a pedestrian path from the bus stop which takes you right up to our zoo boundary.

There are roughly 4 buses an hour. Stagecoach timetables for the 6 and X6 are available.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Dalton station

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