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The Lake District Wildlife Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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pleasnat day out

Our day out was out of season so the park was very quiet. We missed all but one of the talks on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
notawaythatmuch
Keeper experience

I had the most wonderful time on the keeper experience for my birthday. Vicky was lovely who took... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dgv09sophieb
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Staffordshire, 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...more
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Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4RD, England
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+44 17687 76239
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day out was out of season so the park was very quiet. We missed all but one of the talks on the animals a bit due to us but they appeared to be at half and hour intervals and involved us walking back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank notawaythatmuch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most wonderful time on the keeper experience for my birthday. Vicky was lovely who took me round the animals :). I loved every second the animals were just amazing, they were very friendly and Inquisitive. Vicky was very informative and friendly, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dgv09sophieb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a great day at the park it was quiet due to the time of year but we all enjoyed it and wouldn't hesitate to return

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank colin h
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The family still had an enjoyable time and an acceptable meal but the whole wildlife park has a tired and careworn feel. There are far fewer animals than I remember.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LucyD2135, Education and Marketing Coordinator at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback and it is a real shame that you think the Park has a tired and careworn feel to it. The maintenance and upgrading of enclosures is on a continuous cycle at the Park. We have recently rebuilt a new Cappuchin...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Fabulous small animal park with a good variety of wildlife to see. Interesting talks and displays on throughout the day. Great cafe selling great quality food and good value too. The staff obviously enjoy what they do you can tell they are passionate about the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NeilMcK_13
LucyD2135, Education and Marketing Coordinator at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for your great all round review. Our staff are passionate about the animals they look after and I will pass on your positive feedback to them. The Keeper talks are well worth attending so we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Agree with the other reviews, lots to see, the park is scenic and the animal enclosures are leafy and the passion of the staff for their work and readiness to talk was lovely. Bird of prey talk was a highlight, as well as otter feeding...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Camper191469
LucyD2135, Education and Marketing Coordinator at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for your positive review and it nice to hear that you had a lovely day out. The Birds of Prey, Otters and Red Pandas are some of our favourites. Please do come and see us again if you are in the area!

Reviewed 24 October 2018

We visited during the school holidays and had a great day. The talks and animal encounters were fantastic... and you can see the passion the staff have for the animals (especially the man who flies the birds of prey!). The park is a good size...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken G
LucyD2135, Education and Marketing Coordinator at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for your review and great to hear that you had an excellent day out. Thank you for your feedback on the food, we think our food is fairly priced with generous portions and excellent quality. However, we will take on board your comments. We...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Visited today in the sunshine. Quiet, relaxed park with enough to keep all ages happy ( from 67 to 18months. The birds of prey talk was a highlight.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karyn S
LucyD2135, Education and Marketing Coordinator at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your review and it's nice to hear that you enjoyed the Park in the sunshine. We do work hard to cater for all ages so it is good to hear that a 67 year old and a 18 month old had a...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and keepers! A great bird of prey show with knowledgeable keepers who chatted to us about the animals as we walked around. Some of the animals were inside due to the cold weather but the keepers were helpful and told us when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Freya B
LucyD2135, Education and Marketing Coordinator at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for your review and your lovely feedback about our staff. Great to hear that you enjoyed the bird of prey display - it is always a favourite!

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It started badly with the surly receptionist who tried to sell us a map of the zoo for 50p having just paid £70 entrance fee for the family. Really? I don’t know if the animals were on holiday but relatively speaking, there were few to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Sue M
LucyD2135, Education and Marketing Coordinator at The Lake District Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

We are really sorry that you didn't enjoy your day out and we appreciate your feedback. We have over 100 animals and they have very spacious enclosures, so we always suggest a second walk around or to ask for help to spot animals from one...More

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Freedom694379
18 September 2018|
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Response from 908samantham | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. Its down a country road. Might be worth ringing them! 😀
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Response from LakesWildlife | Property representative |
It's £9.50 Becca
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I'm sorry Julia, no we don't allow dogs.
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