TWO Dalton businesses have teamed up to offer an unforgettable stay in the Furness peninsula.

South Lakes Safari Zoo are offering a 'Wild Glamping' experience, where you can experience animal encounters in the day and sleep in luxury by night.

A spokesman for the zoo said: "What we hope to be able to give the visitors who book onto our wild glamping package is a pawesome trip to the zoo, meeting our amazing residents and an understanding of the role us humans can play in securing a long term future for them in the wild.

"We work with High Haulme already for our Roar and Snore events, the site is amazing and visitors cannot speak highly enough of the team and facilities there - the added bonus of the glamping stay as part of the package means they also have time to appreciate what this area has to offer during their stay."

They have teamed up with High Haume Glamping to turn a day out into a weekend out.

It includes a night's stay at the popular pods and a host of animal encounters to choose from.

The pods sleep between two and four people - although it should be noted that the beds are in the same space.

After checking in and spending a night at High Haume, customers will head to the zoo.

After a good night's sleep surrounded by nature, travellers will be Safari-Zoo-bound for two animal encounters.

Additionally, tickets are included to hand feed with the resident big cats, giant otters, arctic wolves, giraffes, lemurs and penguins.

Six hand-feeds per person are included in the price of the ticket.

The booking is open beginning in February 2022 and for select dates throughout the year.

For the encounters, you can choose from: andean bear; racoon; african animal; birds; capybara; giant anteater; lemur, meerkat; red panda; rhino; sloth; tapir; and zebra.

The cost of the adventure is £275 for two people and £375 for four.

High Haume Glamping opened in 2018, when farmer Phil Slater decided he had to modernise to survive as a farm.

Mr Slater said: "People come from all over to visit the zoo, and it's really close to us, so we can offer people the chance to stay, at a really reasonable price, near to the zoo and in a more 'close to nature' environment."

The land on which the pods are based offers stunning views over the Duddon Estuary, so they made an easy decision to try and use the land for something other than farming - which can be a challenging industry to make a profit in the 21st century.