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The Lake District Wildlife Park

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Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4RD, England
+44 17687 76239
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Lovely day

We visited actually honking it was a country park so we were pleasantly surprised when we found it... read more

Reviewed today
Mcjoh13
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Great little park to while the day away in

My wife & I visited in April 2018. Whilst rather rural the park has a good selection of animals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
manxmanpaul
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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.
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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, Keswick CA12 4RD, England
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+44 17687 76239
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"red panda"
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"soft play area"
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"hawk walk"
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"animal encounters"
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"birds of prey display"
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"ring tailed lemurs"
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"lemur experience"
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"few hours"
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"picnic area"
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"keeper talks"
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"feeding times"
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"lake district"
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"wide range of animals"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited actually honking it was a country park so we were pleasantly surprised when we found it to be an animalarium. The staff were very friendly throughout whether it was in the shop or keepers. The place was kept litter free and tidy, and...More

Thank Mcjoh13
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife & I visited in April 2018. Whilst rather rural the park has a good selection of animals (don't be expecting lions, elephants, giraffes etc) including tapirs, lemurs, meerkats, birds of prey, gibbons, reptiles, otters, goats, guinea pigs, etc. We attended a few of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The park is part of the Armathwaite Hall Estate. There are many large enclosures where the larger animals can wander. The smaller animals are in cages or smaller enclosures according to their individual requirements. Throughout the day there are demonstrations and talks about various species....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Lake District Wildlife park today. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but it didn't spoil the experience. We went to two of the bird of prey shows, the Tapir talk,the hug a bunny session, the Otter talk and the Red Panda talk and...More

1  Thank Katy H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself, my husband & our 2 children (girl 11, boy 8) loved this small but perfectly formed wildlife park. It was easy to get to, had ample parking &, at £34 for a family ticket, was affordable. The site itself is not huge but there...More

1  Thank Linzi C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this wildlife attraction. Small, intimate and ideal for young children. Not too far to walk around the whole place for them and so much to see. The animals look like they are in much larger enclosures than you see elsewhere, and the staff...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three generations visited for a day out - children aged 9 and 13, mum and grandparents. We arrived just after 10 am and stayed til just before 5pm. 9 year old saw all the talks/animal feed (apart from the lynx when we made him have...More

3  Thank Amydoodah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

just visited the park today and must say the place is great value for money at £34 for a family ticket (2 adults 2 children). The staff who carry out the animal talks are very knowledgeable and friendly. The cafe was well priced and the...More

Thank Lee T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 10 year old did the Apprentice Keeper Experience & thoroughly enjoyed it. The experience is only an hour long but he got a lot out of it, much of that thanks to his fantastic guide Hannah. Some people are just born to the job...More

Thank mrstraveller1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just visited LDWP and yet again it was a fantastic visit.The keeper who did the lynx talk on bank holiday Monday was brilliant and we learned something new about these awesome cats. It was John that stole the show though he truly is...More

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Becca B
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It's £9.50 Becca
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julia b
4 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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