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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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Happy animals, happy visitors

Our first visit to the Park, and it was wonderful. The animals all look very content (which is very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
HippyTabby
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Durham, United Kingdom
Nice place ..

I went with my husband just for a wonder..we where visiting another zoo's but this one felt... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went with my husband just for a wonder..we where visiting another zoo's but this one felt special.All attention for you and your family. Just lovely.

Thank Cornelia A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite the rain we still have a fantastic time here. Would recommend for younger children nice cafe too.

Thank melaniekeene
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We headed to the park with our two-year old, and having been welcomed we headed into the park. This place is a fantastic trip for anyone... the animals are fantastic, and the obvious thing here is that less is more.. its not the biggest place...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great attraction made so bar the amazing keepers who were so friendly and informative. Missed the turning at first as it is on a bend and we were distracted by the large gates of a hotel, so thats where you turn! Cost £9.50 each which...More

Thank Suesreview
Reviewed 1 week ago

I oftern visit this park, ive had a yearly pass for the last 4+ years its all age friendly There are alot of animals to see ,indoor soft play, educational talks, animal encounters, play park, ride on tractors and quad bikes, its pram and wheelchair...More

Thank dibey67
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, so glad you regularly enjoy all the park has to offer! Looking forward to seeing you again soon...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the wildlife park on the only chilly overcast day of our week in Keswick and thoroughly enjoyed it. The car park was easily accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs as was the whole site and at £26 for the 3 of us it was...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your day and it sounds like your son appreciated the series 2 landie! The laughing kookaburra are certainly a good soundtrack for a picnic aren't they!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little zoo; animals looked happy and occupied. Spoke to the head keeper after a meerkat talk and she was really lovely and clearly loved her job. Had a jacket potato with cheese and beans in the cafe which seemed expensive at first until they...More

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

Hi Penny Thanks for the lovely coments, and yes, Vicky does love her job! I'll pass your love of our coleslaw on to Lisa and her cafe team. do come again :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to see such a good range of animals. Some of the enclosures need a bit of TLC, although the animals were clearly still well looked after. Good talks on the the half hour, the Birds of Prey display definitely one not to miss. However,...More

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

Thanks for your comments Chris, I'm pleased you enjoyed the range of animals we have here and appreciated how well cared for they are. Its nice to hear you attended some of the animal encounters/talks/displays and I'll pass your comments on to John our falconer....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little zoo with a surprising amount of animals. We went in the height of peak season, on a bank holiday and whilst the weather wasn't incredible, the wildlife park wasn't overcrowded which left the nicely spaced out enclosures easily accessible and viewable. Lots...More

Thank Sars560
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and nice coments, do visit again if you are in the area.

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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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