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The Lake District Wildlife Park

#2 of 4 things to do in Bassenthwaite Features Animals
Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RD, England
+44 17687 76239
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Really Good Day.

We were there for it opening today. This is a great place for a short day out. The animals all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
achloist
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Central scotland
Fun day out

We had a great day out here today. Lots of different animals to see and plenty of animal... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katie H
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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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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“small zoo” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
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 2 days ago

We were there for it opening today. This is a great place for a short day out. The animals all looked well kept and the staff were cheery and willing to answer any questions. It was the perfect length to walk round, and you could...More

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

Hi there Haha! Sounds like you had a faboulous time, so glad you enjoyed the talks and displays. Gonzo the vulture is always popular and often provides families with great amusement with his 'close shaves' and hair remodeling ... Do come back and see us...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great day out here today. Lots of different animals to see and plenty of animal handling/demonstrations/talks to keep us busy! My 10 month old enjoyed seeing the animals and touching a few as well as playing in the soft play area. Cafe...More

Thank Katie H
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Katie. Thanks for the great review! Good to hear you and the little one had a lovely day with us. I'll pass your comments on to the cafe team too. Do come again :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read a lot of bad reviews, but thought we would give it a go after finding a very good discount voucher. Went as a family of 4. Two adults and 2 teenage boys.( very hard to please) We had a fantastic day. Animals all seemed...More

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

Hi Stefan I'm glad you had such a lovely day, but I think you've posted to the wrong zoo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day at the Park doing a Meerkat experience, it was brilliant and Laura was very friendly and informative making the experience really enjoyable. We wondered around the park which was spacious and all the animals looked chilled and relaxed, happy well looked after....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to send a review during your honeymoon! So pleased you had a super day and I've passed your comments on to Lauren and Richard. If you're ever up from Bristol again do pop in and see us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This being our second visit and things have improved with more attractions and play area for the kids. The birds of prey flying display is fab and very informative, the enclosures are large and the animals have plenty of room to roam and play in....More

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

Thanks for the comments Martin. I'm so glad you returned to visit us and that you enjoyed the the birds of prey and the general improvements we've made. I'll pass your compliments on to the whole team - do come back and visit again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place to visit, set in a lovely spot. I am not a fan of animals in captavity, but this was such a joy to walk round. Needless to say the meerkats were near the entrance so you started off with a laugh, even...More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Linda, you've given the whole team a morale boost at a time when so many zoos are getting difficult media coverage. And I hope you can come back when the weather is more suitable and see the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here two years ago and after rave reviews from us as a 60th birthday 🎉 had a lovely gift voucher to return. What a beautiful day it was, and to see the park looking as lovely, friendly and more importantly seriously animal friendly was...More

Thank anitac153
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your 60th birthday, and thank you for your comments. Don't leave it so long until you return again :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed with the condition of the animals who all looked healthy and happy - as did the staff! Highlight for me were the birds of prey and the talks given by John.

Thank 15neil
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Really loved this place! Went with my 23 month old son and 11 month old niece. They both loved it! Took us about 3-4hrs to go round everything and have lunch in the cafe. Went on a showery day and ducked in and out of...More

Thank CookaDuck
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you CookaDuck What a nice write up, so gald you, your son and niece all had a fun time. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves despite the showers. I too love the big old oak trees in the gibbons/lemurs and the pandas love their...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I loved it here. It's quite small (we are members at Chester Zoo) but it is a great place to visit. My partner loved the meerkats which kept her entertained for a long time. The animals were clean and obviously well cared...More

Thank Sam R
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Sam Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed your visit, yes the meerkats are so cute and fun to watch because they work together in numbers. A few will usually serve as lookouts, watching the skies for birds of prey, such as wild...More

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chrysalis112017
How wheelchair accessible is it as there is nothing on your information regarding disabled access. Is it fairly level and no steps (even small ones can be an issue if more than about an inch high)
22 June 2017|
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Response from LakesWildlife | Property representative |
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
Is it still worth coming to the park on a day like today (rainy)?
21 June 2017|
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Response from LakesWildlife | Property representative |
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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Michaela1502
Do you do keeper experiences? Or any other? If so, how much?
21 April 2017|
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Response from wintryguy | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, why don't you contact them direct and enquire. It does sound the sort of thing, they would do.
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