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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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Nice half day

Couldn't spend a day here but a half day is fine. Plenty to see and do for the little ones. Reduced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca H
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Great for a few hours

Was not quite sure what to expect with such a small zoo. We loved it! Great selection of animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon D
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A walk on the wild side just a 10 minute drive from Keswick. With the backdrop of the Skiddaw massif the 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 are members of BIAZA and over the years we have successfully worked with Zoo stud books to breed species including Lynx, Asian Fishing Cats and Ring Tailed Lemurs to name just three.
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“red panda” (24 reviews)
“soft play area” (23 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 1 week ago

Couldn't spend a day here but a half day is fine. Plenty to see and do for the little ones. Reduced entry if you stay at the hotel adjoining the parkMore

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

Hi Rebecca, thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit, I hope you got to some of the half hourly talks and animal encounters and at least one of the birds of prey flying demonstrations. I'm sure your little girl enjoyed our heated soft...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not quite sure what to expect with such a small zoo. We loved it! Great selection of animals including my favourite the Red Pandas. Staff were great - informative and clearly caring for the animals. Will definitely go back.More

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

Hi Simon Thank you for your kind comments and 5 star review! So pleased you enjoyed your visit and I hope you stayed for the redpanda/asian otter feed and talk - a chance to see our delightful red pandas up close... Great to hear your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wildlife park is situated in a lovely location in the English Lake District. It is clear that the staff care about their animals, and this shined through in their presentations. We particularly enjoyed the indoor flying display, and the moment that I was eye...More

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

Thank you Jim It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the prsentations, especially the indoor owl display. I do hope you come and visit us again soon :) We will be trying out an evening indoor owl display for the first time next month...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Monday 30 Oct and in the pleasant cosy cafe got chatting to one of the staff. He was very interesting and informative. The animals all look well cared for and the staff were all very friendly. Even though it was a cold...More

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

Hi There Many thanks for the lovely review, its great to hear when people appreciate our friendly and experienced staff. Sorry about the weather! Hope you managed to get to our indoor owl display and some of the 1/2 hourly talks and displays throughout the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little day out. Staff were friendly and informative. Would go any time again if in the area. Worth half a day and the money.

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

Thanks for your review and kinds comments Benji. Do come again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 14 October 2017 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

1  Thank Rebeccaredshaw
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

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 10 October 2017 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 10 October 2017

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 3 October 2017 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 5 October 2017

Thanks Caroline - how lovely!

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Becca B
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It's £9.50 Becca
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I'm sorry Julia, no we don't allow dogs.
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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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