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Lakes Aquarium

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Address: Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
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+44 15395 30153
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Situated on the Southern tip of Lake Windermere. Lakes Aquarium has a wide...

Situated on the Southern tip of Lake Windermere. Lakes Aquarium has a wide range of native marine and freshwater fish including Pike, Arctic Char, Seahorses and more. It is also home to Asian shortclawed otters, pygmy marmoset monkeys, Clown fish and amazing leaf cutter ants. Cafes and giftshops are available onsite and we can be reached by Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway or Windermere Lake Cruise as well as by car. Please note the car park is not owned by the aquarium and is pay and display. We are sorry but we cannot allow dogs inside the aquarium building.

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Nice place for kids

Its a nice place to visit in lakes especially for small kids. My twin daughters really enjoyed the visit and otters and the underwater tunnel is the highlight. Its not big but is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hrushikesh D
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fun family visit with 11 members aged 4- 86 years old. We had a great time, the children enjoyed the treasure trail and were so proud of their little prize at the end. The talks were informative and the staff patient. We had a fantastic morning and it offers real value for money.

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Thank 77Cat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a nice place to visit in lakes especially for small kids. My twin daughters really enjoyed the visit and otters and the underwater tunnel is the highlight. Its not big but is reasonably priced and has other attractions like cruises or steam train to spend time. The ticket is valid for whole day so you can visit multiple times... More 

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Thank Hrushikesh D
Warrington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely time in the aquarium. Plenty to see and activities for younger children. Enjoyed the fish tunnel and the otters.

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Thank Jonathan B
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

South Pole
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall about an hours worth of visit with the last section quite good for you kids. You are able to look over the fish tanks and the fish pop out to greet you. They don't say much but do a nice little scary dance. Overall the place is clean and everything works. 2 tanks were being cleaned, but there was... More 

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Thank Mataheko
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty ace place considering it's size ... wasn't busy when we went so were able to look at each display closely.

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Thank Melissa H
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed meeting Lucy and Ollie our resident otters. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked it. Nice fish and other animals including turtles. Very nice shop as well. Took a while to find the snake though.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, yes unfortunately our snake likes to hide at the back of its tank, however we are pleased you managed to spot him. If you really like snakes then our 12.45 meet the creatures sessions often involve holding one of our snakes. we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a lovely little aquarium and a great way to spend an hour. It's good value for money for the size and especially if paired with the steam train ticket. There is a great variety of fish and other animals. We were lucky enough to arrive at snack time for the otters which was great to see! It's only a... More 

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Thank Rachael C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of a package boat trip and it was very pleasant. It's not a huge place but the kids enjoyed it (age 12, 9 and 5) and although it was busy (easter holidays) we still could see everything. Our children enjoyed doing the little quiz for which they received a medal at the end and also... More 

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Thank Saffron288
Chennai (Madras), India
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the likes of La Rochelle this one looked relatively small but the collection was well maintained and also had an otter show which was unique. Had a good time answering some questions asked by my daughter. On the whole a nice experience. If you have some time to fill in between the picturesque Lake District tours steam trains... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were some interesting things to see. I didnt have very high expectations for an aquarium way out there. The kids were happy and we got some cool photos. It was a good stop and glad we added it to our trip.

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