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“This attraction is in need of a facelift ,needs to address wasp infestations in the cafe area.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lake District Wildlife Park

The Lake District Wildlife Park
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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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“This attraction is in need of a facelift ,needs to address wasp infestations in the cafe area.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2010

We visited the atrraction with toddlers in early August for the third time in as many years and its losing its appeal looking grubby and in need of a makeover. With the exception of the Birds of prey display which is ok it is not very interactive for children. The biggest problem was an infestation of wasps pretty well everywhere. We retired to the cafe after two of our party were stung but despite requests to the staff the wasps went unchecked everywhere even the waitresses complained. After asking again for some help from the staff without any response we were forced to leave our meal halfway through as the wasps were increasingly agressive. Would not return at this time of year - if at all.

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Broughty Ferry
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Loads To See On A Dry Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

Visited the park in July with my family with the leemurs and baby meeerkats being a highlight for us.
We spent about four hours there and it could have been longer. The park isn't huge but there is a decent area to get round with not just the animals in their pens / fields to see but a woodland and river walk.
There are half hourly demonstrations by the keepers, with the flying of the birds of prey (including a bald eagle) a highlight. If you didn't attend these demonstrations you would likely get round the park pretty quickly but doing this provides a regular diversion and there is a decent sized picnic area to use.
We were lucky and the weather was fantastic the day we visited. The vast bulk of the park is outside so I wouldn't advise visiting in poor weather.

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3 Thank FerryFamily
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middlesbrough (Redcar)
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“it's fab!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Bristol
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Great mixture of fun and education”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank returnmigrant
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Liverpool
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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