Animal Attractions in the Lake District & Cumbria
There are no drive through safari parks or city zoos in the Lake District but there are excellent wildlife parks, aquariums and bird attractions.
Discover the different attractions below or scroll down to read a brief overview of Lake District animal attractions and to view the location map.
Animal Attractions in the Lake District Overview
The Lake District Wildlife Park has a glorious setting at Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick, and the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis at Milnthorpe in the south of Cumbria has Snow Leopards as its star attractions.
The Lake District Coast Aquarium can be found at Maryport, a half hour drive from Keswick, and the Lakes Aquarium at Newby Bridge near Windermere lake can be reached by steam railway or boat as well as by more conventional transport.
The Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre is found at the entrance to Lowther Castle near Penrith and the Osprey Viewpoint at Bassenthwaite is a very popular attraction in the spring and summer breeding season.
Please note: we will shortly be reinstating the information page for the South Lakes Safari Zoo which is now under new management.
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