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“it's fab!”

The Lake District Wildlife Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
middlesbrough (Redcar)
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“it's fab!”
Reviewed 23 February 2010

we loved it! much bigger than we expected and very entertaining. the animals seem very well cared for and some were hilarious to watch. we had free entry as we were staying at Armathwaite Hall (Which is totally lush by the way) but would have happily paid the £7 something entry fee. All the staff were really friendly too and very chatty

3 Thank helenandandy
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English first
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great mixture of fun and education”
Reviewed 22 September 2009

A lovely place for a day trip. Well kept, with clean healthy looking animals. Staff are keen to educate as well as amuse so lots of demonstrations and 'keepers talks' etc. The Birds of Prey displays are wonderful fun. Good picnic area with adventure style playground. Excellent for families with different aged children - something to interest everyone. Site is fairly small so easy to do things without younger ones becoming exhausted too early. Safe feeling environment with lovely atmosphere.

1 Thank returnmigrant
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Day Out”
Reviewed 11 July 2009

It is only a small zoo, but we had a great day out. All the staff were excellent and very friendly and the talks they gave were interesting.
It has our families favourite animals - Red Pandas and Lemurs. We spent many happy hours and would definately visit again.
The only negative was the fact that they did not do a family ticket.

1 Thank mikepcon
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