The "Free entry" with a donation promotion has now been changed to a minimum donation of £5 per person from today.. Due to the comments made in response to the previous post and to end the confusion we feel we have to apply a policy of a minimum donation to enable us to carry on offering a lower priced entry to the families that cannot afford to visit at full costs. This idea was devised to give opportunity to those in our communities that are less fortunate and to assist larger families . The other reason was to enable us to employ ALL our full time staff all year round instead of laying off over 20 people for 5 months. Sadly we got it wrong this year because the fact that so many people felt it "fair" to only give £1 or attempt to get in for free has left the Zoo not able to cover its costs and continue to employ all of its staff. It costs over £8,220 per DAY in overhead costs to run the Safari Zoo. From 10am today, Sat 10th January 2015 . There will now be a minimum donation of £5.00 per person until February 13th 2015.