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Lakes Aquarium

#2 of 3 things to do in Newby Bridge Features Animals
Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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Excellent school trip!

Attended with a small group as a school trip. The staff could not have been better with us... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Hilary B
Kendal, United Kingdom
Nice place

Visited using a combined ticket with the stream trains so got a bit of discount. Considering it was... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Attended with a small group as a school trip. The staff could not have been better with us, amazing! We saw the otters being fed, the ducks diving for food, and everything else! Rachel, the staff who supported our group could not have been better....More

1  Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited using a combined ticket with the stream trains so got a bit of discount. Considering it was half term it wasn't too busy. Visited with 5 year old and two year old. 5 year old enjoyed the quiz and dressing up section. I agree...More

1  Thank hegx
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Quite surprised I liked it so much after reading the reviews on here. It is small but there is a lot to see and learn about. Booked as a combination ticket with the ferry and free return all day. We live very close to the...More

1  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited the aquarium as a spur of the moment decision, before a return trip on the steam railway, and were glad we did. Aquariums are popular with the children and we've been to a few. This one is smaller than many, but was very...More

1  Thank jams69
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife after staying at a nearby guest house, so we both walked across the road to the aquarium which I was glad about because the car park looked pretty full. On entering the aquarium we were both greeted by a helpful young...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We arrived @1.30pm on a Saturday afternoon and found it was quite in the aquarium which was ideal for us and our two toddlers. We went around the place twice and then went for a bite to eat in the resturant next door. Plenty of...More

1  Thank Gary D
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a residents card so 2 adults and 2 chidren were £16.50. You can go in and out all day. Great surprise to see otters, ants, harvest mice and frogs! Gift shop very reasonable with items from 99p. Friendly staff too!!

1  Thank GannyMagnus
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We are local to the area and have visited the Aquarium a few times of the years. We took our 16 month old a few days ago, it hasn't really changed that much since we last went but with a locals discount card it only...More

1  Thank Jones_Jollies
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very interesting place but not that big. We spent around an hour here when it was chucking it down outside. Not only aquatic displays. The tiny harvest mice were great fun watching (we went back in again to have another look) so were the ants....More

1  Thank hummer_m
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having been to visit a number of aquariums over the world I expected this to be bigger than it was. It didn't even take an hour to go round the whole building and not sure how people manage to wait several hours for the different...More

Thank mollyham4
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Ben G
Hi, was just wondering roughly how long it would take to get round, obviously having a proper look, not just rushing through :) Just planning a day out so want to know how long we'd have left after leaving :)
12 January 2016|
Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I apologise for the delay in answering, tickets are valid all day and you are free to come and go as you like throughout the day. Talks and feeds take place throughout the day. It is also possible to combine a visit... More
Are dogs allowed
25 July 2015|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I am sorry but dogs are not allowed inside the aquarium building.