Visiting the Lake District Wildlife Park
Just a ten-minute drive away from Keswick, the Lake District Wildlife Park makes a brilliant day out for all animal lovers.
Over 100 species of both wild and domestic animals are housed at the park. A mix of birds, mammals and reptiles can be found, giving you plenty to explore and learn about during your visit. Some of the species you’ll see include:
- Gibbons which are the smallest members of the ape family who can be found monkeying around in their trees
- Lemurs including the iconic ring-tailed lemur, black and white ruffed lemurs and red ruffed lemurs
- Mandrills which are the largest monkey species
- Brown capuchins
- Scottish wild cat
- Meerkat Zebra
- Owls including the Eurasian eagle owl, Bengal eagle owl and tawny owls
- African grey hornbill
- Hooded vultures
- American bald eagle
- Snakes including boa constrictors, royal pythons, and Burmese pythons
- Tortoises including the eastern box tortoise and African spurred tortoise
- Lizards including bearded dragons, iguanas, and blue tongued skink
Education is a big focus here, so look out for regularly scheduled talks about the different species at the park. Some talks and displays not to miss include:
- The bird of prey display which is a great way to learn how the birds at the park live and hunt in the wild with the chance to see them soaring high.
- Otter and red panda talk to see the otters playing with their food and learn about how red pandas spend most of their time.
- The reptile is a favourite with visitors, allowing you to get close to snakes, lizards, and tortoises.
Alpaca walks, bird of prey experiences and other packages are available, giving you the chance to get up close and personal with the animals for an extra fee.
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You’ll find a café serving wholesome meals, snacks and drinks so you can refuel during your visit. There are also plenty of picnic facilities if you prefer to take your own food. The gift shop is the place to go to buy keeper experiences, adoption packages and to pick up a souvenir of your visit.