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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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Weekend break

Been to this place a few times now It's a nice little park takes about one hour to walk Rd The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Uggmann
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Lovely half day out

A lovely selection of animals, is it a farm? Is it a zoo? Is it a safari park? It's a bit of therm... read more

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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 via mobile

Been to this place a few times now It's a nice little park takes about one hour to walk Rd The bird of prey show is a must ! If you've got a hour to spare then this place is worth a visit .

Thank Uggmann
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely selection of animals, is it a farm? Is it a zoo? Is it a safari park? It's a bit of therm all of them really. My two year old had a cracking time. Very enjoyable for us adults too. Great value for money....More

Thank Johnathan J
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a typically Cumbrian summer day. (Think heavy rain showers, interspersed with sun!). Well prepared with waterproof jackets, we visited the reptile house, soft play and amazing Madagascar display (next to our beloved zebu!) when the rain arrived. The lady running the Madagascar...More

Thank thebods1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my daughter and booked her a keeper experience. We were not disappointed. Lots of animal talks and bird of prey displays. Keeper experience is more than worth the cost and would do this again. All keepers highly knowledgeable and always willing to...More

Thank Tracey M
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review, so glad your daughter enjoyed her day :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out, animals all looked well cared for and enclosures big and clean. John the bird man was excellent in his talk on birds of prey and showed his enthusiasm for them with his witty and very informative talk. Café food was also very...More

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

Thank you Don for this lovely review, I will pass your comments on to John and we look forward to seeing you when you visit next year :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This animal park is located just off the A66 near Bassenthwaite Lake. There's always plenty of parking right near to the enterance. The place has a nice shop and cafe area. The park itself has a good selection of animals, that are in large 'open'...More

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

Thanks for the lovely review Dawn. Do come and see us again soon. :) With or without umbrella!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a family day out to the Wildlife park and we all had a a really good day. The animals seemed content and well cared for. The layout was easy and accessible. The staff were helpful and friendly and were also training young...More

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

Thank you for the positive review, I will of course pass on your compliments both to Lisa in the cafe and John, the bird man :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit, loads of animals to see, great value for money. Recommend for a family day out

Thank ryan0122017
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely comments Ryan :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this lovely park every time we come up to The Lakes on holiday and always enjoy the experience (even though we are adults!). The animals always looks so happy in their environment and it is a pleasure to see the animals and their...More

Thank jo052015
LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to host your visits Jo! Its great to hear you appreciate our loyal and enthusiastic team memebers, and I shall pass your comments on to Ric and John. You'll have to ask the keepers when the lynx are being fed next time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good day out. Pricing was good. Carpark wasnt too far away. Lots of animals. Maybe a few more exotic animals would be good. Good walk around. Good time watching the reptile exhibition. Lovely lady doing that. It poured down with rain but the...More

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

Hi Zoe Glad your kids enjoed their day. Sorry about the weather :( You mentioned the reptile encounter, I hope you made it to some of the other 1/2 hourly talks and encounters through out the day; birds of prey, tapir, meerkats, asian otters and...More

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chrysalis112017
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
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
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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