Lake District Wildlife Park
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The wildlife park occupies 24 acres on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, in the northern Lake District, near historic Armathwaite Hall. Within the park are over 100 species, including both familiar domestic animals and more exotic species like lemurs, Canadian lynx, tapirs, America bison, zebras, reptiles, and birds of prey. One of the star local residents is a Lar gibbon named Brian.
There are regular falconry displays and public talks about the more exotic species. Animal feeding takes place several times daily. Younger visitors will also enjoy an adventure playground and the chance to go on a tractor ride.
One of the most popular exhibits are the meerkats, but there are a lot more species to enjoy, including mandrills, Guernsey goats, Asian otters, and even a boa constrictor.
The Park also supports the International Vulture Programme and the Azafady Project in Madagascar, as well as managing over 300 acres of the Armathwaite Hall estate.
About Lake District Wildlife Park
Address: Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, England, CA12 4RD
Attraction Type: Family Attraction
Location: On the B5291 5 miles east of Cockermouth
Website: Lake District Wildlife Park
Phone: 017687 76239
Photo Credit: Screensot is (c) Lake District Wildlife Park
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Bassenthwaite Lake - 2 miles (Countryside)
St Begas, Bassenthwaite - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Mirehouse - 2.6 miles (Historic House)
Dodd Wood - 3.3 miles (Countryside)
Ireby Old Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church)
Isel, St Michael's Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Isel Hall - 4.6 miles (Historic House)
Spout Force Waterfall - 5.1 miles (Countryside)
Nearest Accommodation to Lake District Wildlife Park:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 017687 72645
Fax: 017687 75043