Lakeland Wildlife Oasis


A blend of museum and zoo, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis near Milnthorpe is a unique look-and-learn centre which blends interactive ‘hands-on’ exhibits and exotic wildlife.


image of tow snow leopards sitting in rocks at the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis at Milnthorpe in cumbria

The collection of animals ranges from starfish to snakes, from molluscs to monkeys, and includes endangered species such as Rodrigues fruit bats, lemurs, fossa and snow leopards and the zoo proudly cooperates with international conservation breeding programmes for many species.


image of the lakeland wildlife oasis in cumbria

The butterfly house and tropical halls are ideal venues for wet days, and the structured exhibitions take you on a fascinating journey through 3000 million years of evolution, and the development of life on earth. Butterflies, birds and bats are free to fly amongst the exotic vegetation, and other exhibits range from the colony of leaf cutter ants to potoroos and tenrecs.


image of the inside of the butterfly hall at the lakeland wildlife oasis

Interactive animal experiences and encounters are also available at an extra charge. You can feed the meerkats, lemurs or emperor tamarins, help with environmental enrichment for the animals, be a Keeper for a Day, or even possibly stick feed the Snow Leopards. Booking essential and places are limited.


image of children feeding lemurs at the lakeland wildlife oasis in cumbria

There is free parking, a café with home cooked meals, a gift shop, picnic facilities, and wheelchair access throughout.

2020 Opening hours :
‘The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is currently closed to the public, following the advice of Public Health England to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The welfare of our visitors, staff and animals remains our top priority.’
Open every day except 25th & 26th December from 10.00am-5.00pm (Last entry 4.00pm)
2020 Admission : Adult £9.95 / Child aged 3-15 £7.50 / Concession £8.50 / Family (2 + 2 ) £29.50 / Family (2 + 3) £33.00. Annual Passes available.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Hale, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FE. Tel 015395 63027 /
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