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The Lake District Wildlife Park

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Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RD, England
+44 17687 76239
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Excellent

We spent a nice few hours here. Lots to see and the animal shows were great. Food in cafe was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Private6270
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The best wildlife park I have been to - so friendly, so cared for, so educational.

You would expect a small zoopark to be a bit dull and perhaps a bit sad. Expect the opposite here... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
martinwjordan
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glasgow
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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%
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“red panda” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RD, England
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+44 17687 76239

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a nice few hours here. Lots to see and the animal shows were great. Food in cafe was excellent.

Thank Private6270
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Morning - thank you for coming South and visiting us :) Glad you enjoyed your day and the food in our cosy cafe. Do come again!

Reviewed 5 days ago

You would expect a small zoopark to be a bit dull and perhaps a bit sad. Expect the opposite here. This is genuinely one of the best zoological experiences I and my family have ever had. With a great selection of well cared animals with...More

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

Wow thanks for the 5 star review. It's really great to hear the whole team praised - thank you so much. I'm delighted you had a lovely day and we will look forward to hosting an animal experience for you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic park. Small enough to do everything in one go but lots of animals to see and learn about. Son (9) loves red pandas so was ecstatic when he saw there were two. He paid for adoption and we will be visiting again this month....More

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

Hi Rebecca So glad your son managed to see both our panda! We look forward to seeing you again soon. I love your pictures, especially the panda on the safari jeep :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having passed signs for the park for many years, myself and my wife visited for the first time earlier this year and absolutely love the place. Having bought season passes shortly after our first visit, this is a truly relaxing and enjoyable location to spend...More

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

Hi Nick Thank you so much for this lovely and very detailed 5 star review. Its great to hear that you are enjoying your membership, do keep an eye out for special events too; you may enjoy the carol service or chance to enjoy a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Wildlife Park I have ever been to the kids loved it animals well looked after nice little soft play area for the kids

1  Thank carolineq80
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Caroline - how lovely!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times and it has never failed to delight me. All the animals have plenty of room with clean fields/cages. The staff are very helpful and knowleagable. There is a lovely little cafe and shop and there are events going on...More

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

Hi thanks for the kind review and 5 star rating. It's great to hear we 'never fail to delight' you and that you are aware of the space and freedom our animals enjoy. Thanks again, look forward to your next visit :) Don't forget our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both of us are pensioners an have been visiting this park for a good few years, used to be called "Trotters world", in fact a children's tractor in the main "show" barn still has this written on the side. Animals appear well cared for, keepers...More

1  Thank bryanjustin
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bryan Thanks for the 5 star review! Nice to hear you've been visiting us for a good few years now. The falconer's name is John, it's great to hear he recognised you and had a few words. I do hope you make it to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see and do, while not overly commercial. Friendly helpful and well informed staff. Would visit again on next holiday.

1  Thank Gillgib
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gill Thanks for the 5 star review! It's particularly nice to hear that you appreciate our enthusiastic and helpful team. Look forward to seeing you agian on your next holiday.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband visited here whilst staying in Bowness, it took us about 40 minutes or so to get there. It's a really nice little zoo, it's not the biggest (we got round it in a couple of hours) but it is well looked...More

1  Thank Sarah B
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sarah Thanks for the lovely comments; so glad you enjoyed your visit and the free flying birds of prey demonstration. Do come back if you're in the area again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to the Park, and it was wonderful. The animals all look very content (which is very important in my book), staff polite and smiley with is also lovely to see. Can't recommend this Park enough, it's not just for families, anyone will...More

Thank HippyTabby
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your positive review! We have lots of return visitors so its particularly nice to hear you've enjoyed your first visit to us - I hope there will be many more! Do keep an eye on facebook events, particulary Christmas if...More

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julia b
3 September 2017|
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I'm sorry Julia, no we don't allow dogs.
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chrysalis112017
22 June 2017|
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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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