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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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John amazing with the birds of prey

We have just visited again and we saw the birds of prey demonstration with John for probably about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
petervnichol
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Playing with Meerkats!

Having booked a "Meerkat Experience" for my husband and really looking forward to it, we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CarolBradford
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just visited again and we saw the birds of prey demonstration with John for probably about the 15th time. His talks always change and are so informative and his rapport with the birds is amazing. All of the staff are fantastic Casper knows...More

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

Wow what a review! I'll pass your coments on to Kasper, but I think I'll hide them from John - dont want him getting full of hinself hehe Thanks again, and looking forward to your next visit...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked a "Meerkat Experience" for my husband and really looking forward to it, we were disappointed by our greeting at this great place. I had the confirmation of the booking but left the invitation (blank) in the car and was forced to return to...More

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

Hi Carol Thank you so much for the five star review. So please you had a super day despite the cold and wet! The meerkats are adorable aren't they! I'll pass your comments on to Kasper and to the ladies in the cafe :) So...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 21/11/17 on a particularly wet day. The place was deserted which suits us! There was a good variety of animals and the talks were really good. We spent quite some time chatting with the bird handler. Great place to visit for a few...More

Thank Becky B
LakesWildlife, Public Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Becky Thanks for your 5 star review and kind comments - great to hear you had a good visit despite the awful rain :)

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 6 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 1 November 2017

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 3 November 2017

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 30 October 2017 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.

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LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

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

Reviewed 20 October 2017 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 21 October 2017

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 18 October 2017

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

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LakesWildlife, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

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.

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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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