The Lake District Wildlife Park
The Lake District Wildlife Park is set in 25 acres of glorious Lakeland scenery near Bassenthwaite Lake, and has beautiful views of the northern fells, including Skiddaw. It is approximately 8 miles from Keswick and is one of the most popular days out for younger visitors and families in the North Lakes area.
With a collection of several hundred animals, a day out at the Lake District Wildlife Park provides an opportunity to see both domestic and more exotic animals, many in natural open enclosures.
Amongst others there are lively lemur troops, giant bison from the American plains, gibbons, zebra, deer and rare breed domestic animals, all in spacious paddocks, and a wide variety of birds of prey and reptiles.
There is plenty to see, including falconry displays, and talks about the more exotic animals, with feeding of the animals taking place several times each day. There are tractor rides, and an adventure playground. Animal experiences and encounters are also available at an extra charge.
Picnic, rest and indoor and outdoor play areas are provided and there is a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and an animal themed gift shop.
2022 opening hours and admission
(Updated March 2022)
- Animal Attractions in the Lake District & Cumbria
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Grid Ref: NY 208328