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The Lake District Wildlife Park

#2 of 4 things to do in Bassenthwaite Features Animals
Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RD, England
+44 17687 76239
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more than what you expect!!!!

Staying near Keswick with a 2 year old finding things to keep him occupied for a week is hard - we... read more

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Emmseychic
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good to be seen

The area is very well protected and arranged. Fantastic place for the kids to enjoy the wildlife... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PatriciaNare
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Trotters World of Animals has rebranded to become the Lake District Wildlife Park, representing the transition from its early days as a farm park. Today, emphasis is very much on conservation, education and engaging with visitors - our Keepers are keen to talk and enjoy passing on their knowledge and enthusiasm. Wander around our beautiful 24 acre parkland and see over 100 species. The magical Bird of Prey flying displays have been a regular feature since the park opened and we have gathered an eclectic mix of over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. The Granddad of the park is Brian the Lar Gibbon - he is the oldest in Europe and has pride of place in the centre of the park where he and his family can be seen swinging from the massive Oak tree. We joined the Zoo Federation (now BIAZA) in 2002 and over the years we have successfully worked with Zoo stud books to breed rarer species like Canadian Lynx, Asian Fishing Cats and Ring Tailed Lemurs to name just three.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RD, England
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+44 17687 76239

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Reviewed yesterday

Staying near Keswick with a 2 year old finding things to keep him occupied for a week is hard - we did look at the website things to do with kids and it lists the wildlife park... it had a link to their website which...More

Thank Emmseychic
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The area is very well protected and arranged. Fantastic place for the kids to enjoy the wildlife and to learn a little.

Thank PatriciaNare
Reviewed 3 days ago

A Wildlife Park in The Lake District has always felt a little incongruous to me, but it is not out of place. Indeed the way in which the whole site fits into the scenic splendour which is The Lake District feels just right. Its commercialisation...More

Thank Toby2006
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've visited twice in the last three years and each time we have loved it. The meerkats were our favourite with the gibbons a close second. Lovely for young children with good picnic areas, although the restaurant is also good value. Well worth a visit.

Thank linda_callow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Wildlife Park. Bigger than what it seemed, full of things to do and kept us busy for a good 4-5 hours. The highlights have to be the birds of Prey talk, guide was quite entertaining. We took a...More

Thank Joanne G
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Joanne, So glad you enjoyed your day, especially the animals encounters; I shall pass on your comments to the keepers, it great when guests appreciate how patient and informative they are.

Reviewed 5 days ago

So if you want big ticket animals this will be a disappointment. For everyone else its really a lovely place to spend half a day meandering round the creatures which are remarkably close to you in the main. There are quite a few animals we've...More

Thank Simon B
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the 5 star rating Simon Glad your kids had a good time, shame you missed the half hourky talks and displays, most kids enjoy the combination of fun and close encounters with the animals. do come and see us again if you are...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second visit to the park. We had such a good time the first time round we couldn't wait to share it with our family so a holiday to celebrate my dads 70th was the perfect opportunity. We were joined by our animal...More

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LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You are very welcome Willowcat - so glad that the surprise worked out so well for your niece :) Do share some of the photos either email info@lakedistrictwildlifepark.co.uk or send them via our facebook page. thanks for taking the time to send tis lovely review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are animal lovers so we're always keen to visit places like this. The park is compact but has a lot to offer. We stayed all day for nearly all of the talks and at under £10 each this turned out to be excellent value....More

Thank Tim_in_Norton
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your rav review and lovely comments Tim, so glad you enjoyed a full day with us and went to most of the 1/2 ourly talks and feeding times. I will pass on to the relevant keepers that you held the falconry display...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not the largest of zoos there are wide spaces for animals to roam who appear to be well looked after with only the lack of funds stopping it from getting better. With the merkats to entertain you with their antics and a peek at...More

Thank lowenva
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments Iowenva

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy every Lake. Wonderful. Take your time because you do not want to be hurry in this place ! Drive slowly avoiding Lambs while looking the landscapes.

Thank Love2travelaroundW
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you are enjoying a holiday in the lake district.

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chrysalis112017
22 June 2017|
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Response from LakesWildlife | Property representative |
Hi We try to be as accessible as possible, however some people do find the gravel on certain parths a little challenging, but are team are more than happy to help :)
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Crockie1980
21 June 2017|
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Certainly! It's a little quieter and I've noticed that some of our regular wildlife photographer are in today. The animals seem to be enjoying the fresher weather, between showers and are very active today. If you have... More
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Michaela1502
21 April 2017|
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Response from wintryguy | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, why don't you contact them direct and enquire. It does sound the sort of thing, they would do.
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