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Lakes Aquarium

#2 of 2 things to do in Newby Bridge Features Animals
Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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Well worth the visit.

We thought it was a great little place, very unexpected and a lot to see. The staff were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen A
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Great for kids

There isn't tons to see here but if you have time between the railway and boat trips it's worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennie-Marie S
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
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+44 15395 30153

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We thought it was a great little place, very unexpected and a lot to see. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. It was great to see the otters being fed.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 3 days ago

There isn't tons to see here but if you have time between the railway and boat trips it's worth popping in. They have more than fish (terrapins, monkeys, ants, snails, snakes, geckos) and kids will love it. They offer a discount for carers/disabled which was...More

Thank Jennie-Marie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the aquarium with my partner and son, and really enjoyed it. It took us about an hour to walk around the aquarium, it's fairly short but we took our time. There's a lot to do with children such as trying costumes on, sand...More

Thank carrotcake84
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back. The aquarium is fully pushchair accessible and there is a lift between the two levels of the building. I believe you must have missed this, for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This aquarium caters for young children, there is an area specifically for them to draw and touching starfish. There is a huge number of different fish, reptiles, a few small monkeys , otters turtles tortoise, and an underground corridor where you can look up and...More

Thank Ralph P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was quite disappointed really. Found the whole place to be very small you could go around the whole place in 15 minutes. Probably better suited for children and families. There just wasn't a lot to see and what there was seemed a bit repeated. Only.the...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just my personal experience so please don't judge. I got to the conclusion that It is the first and last time that I am visiting something that keeps animals traped, I left that place feeling so so sad for them. I think that...More

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

Thank you for your review and I am sorry the the experience, left you feeling bad. I assume that you are referring to our otters, however they are one of the first exhibits on your aquarium tour. Our otters do have a close bond and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of the "Freedom of the Lake and Aquarium" ticket of Windermere Lake Cruises. I suspect those disappointed by their visit probably find difficulty using their minds in an enquiring fashion. The whole is incredibly clean and well managed and many of...More

1  Thank Richard F
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my husband and loved it I thought the entry price was reasonable. The animals were clean and had enrichment and I loved the otters. There was a lady showing people a bearded dragon and her love for him was obvious which was...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a combined ticket with the sailings and railway. Really nice place with a great range of things to look at and knowledgeable staff. Well placed near other attractionsMore

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

Thank you, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your day out at Lakeside. As you say from here it easy to experience everything that Lakeside has to offer including the aquarium, steam train and a cruise on Windermere. We hope you come back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite a small aquarium, you won't spend very long here, but enough here to keep our 1 year old interested for an hour. It does have the usual tanks of colourful fish, but there are three things that are definitely worth mentioning: Firstly,...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you were able to leave here with 3 favourite exhibits. Unfortunately we are unable to have toilet facilities in the aquarium building so the baby change is an added extra, however there are two further sets...More

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Ben G
Hi, was just wondering roughly how long it would take to get round, obviously having a proper look, not just rushing through :) Just planning a day out so want to know how long we'd have left after leaving :)
12 January 2016|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I apologise for the delay in answering, tickets are valid all day and you are free to come and go as you like throughout the day. Talks and feeds take place throughout the day. It is also possible to combine a visit... More
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Malmaz
Are dogs allowed
25 July 2015|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I am sorry but dogs are not allowed inside the aquarium building.
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