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Lakes Aquarium

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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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Disappointed

Was quite disappointed really. Found the whole place to be very small you could go around the whole... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Simon C
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i felt bad after leaving

This is just my personal experience so please don't judge. I got to the conclusion that It is the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Eliza S
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Situated on the Southern tip of Lake Windermere. Lakes Aquarium has a wide range of native marine and freshwater fish including Pike, Arctic Char, Seahorses and more. It is also home to Asian shortclawed otters, pygmy marmoset monkeys, Clown fish and amazing leaf cutter ants. Cafes and giftshops are available onsite and we can be reached by Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway or Windermere Lake Cruise as well as by car. Please note the car park is not owned by the aquarium and is pay and display. We are sorry but we cannot allow dogs inside the aquarium building.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
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+44 15395 30153
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Was quite disappointed really. Found the whole place to be very small you could go around the whole place in 15 minutes. Probably better suited for children and families. There just wasn't a lot to see and what there was seemed a bit repeated. Only.the...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is just my personal experience so please don't judge. I got to the conclusion that It is the first and last time that I am visiting something that keeps animals traped, I left that place feeling so so sad for them. I think that...More

1  Thank Eliza S
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for your review and I am sorry the the experience, left you feeling bad. I assume that you are referring to our otters, however they are one of the first exhibits on your aquarium tour. Our otters do have a close bond and...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We visited as part of the "Freedom of the Lake and Aquarium" ticket of Windermere Lake Cruises. I suspect those disappointed by their visit probably find difficulty using their minds in an enquiring fashion. The whole is incredibly clean and well managed and many of...More

1  Thank Richard F
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your great review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I came with my husband and loved it I thought the entry price was reasonable. The animals were clean and had enrichment and I loved the otters. There was a lady showing people a bearded dragon and her love for him was obvious which was...More

Thank Natalie O
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a combined ticket with the sailings and railway. Really nice place with a great range of things to look at and knowledgeable staff. Well placed near other attractionsMore

Thank ANWPTQ
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your day out at Lakeside. As you say from here it easy to experience everything that Lakeside has to offer including the aquarium, steam train and a cruise on Windermere. We hope you come back...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is quite a small aquarium, you won't spend very long here, but enough here to keep our 1 year old interested for an hour. It does have the usual tanks of colourful fish, but there are three things that are definitely worth mentioning: Firstly,...More

Thank reviewbadger
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you were able to leave here with 3 favourite exhibits. Unfortunately we are unable to have toilet facilities in the aquarium building so the baby change is an added extra, however there are two further sets...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We came here whilst on Holiday in the Lakes. We have visited previously and this visit was just as good as the last. We really enjoyed our visit, our little boy particularly enjoyed doing the quiz and getting a medal at the end. It's just...More

Thank Chalex14
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Whilst on a holiday in The Lakes my wife and I - both very much the wrong side of sixty - deciided to pay a visit to The Lakes Aquarium, thinking that it would be the usual fare. How wrong we were. It was by...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Most interesting animals are the otters. Nice tunnel so you can walk through the aquarium. Next to Lakeside dock on Lake Windermere NOT at Newby Bridge. Within 100 meters of snack bars, family dining and high-end dining.

Thank marklP1377BW
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Booked on line. Parked in car park and had to pay more for parking( this bumps up the price). Gentleman on counter, not very polite, did not smile or say welcome, just asked"what name"....not the warm welcome to be expected. The aquarium is as it...More

Thank Ann M
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Pete R
23 August 2017|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, no sorry we cannot allow pets inside the aquarium building.
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Ben G
13 January 2016|
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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
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Malmaz
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.
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