Lake District Wildlife Park

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, CA12 4RD


What started as a humble farm park then known as Trotters around twenty years ago has grown into a 25-acre park with all manner of exotic animals on display.

At the Lake District Wildlife Park, around ten-minutes outside of Keswick tucked behind Bassenthwaite Lake, you can view animals both native to the UK and from further afield with regular talks, demonstrations, and meet the animal opportunities.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01768 776 239 / Website
Please see official website
Seasonal Opening:
All Year

Things To See

There are very few small enclosures at the Lake District Wildlife Park, as instead most animals are free to roam the large fields that form part of the park. There are over 100 species of animals at the park, including Brian, the oldest Lar Gibbon in Europe, who loves to sing in the mornings.

There are Northern Eurasian Lynx, a species of big cat that once roamed free in the fells of Cumbria, and Zebra, two of which were born in the park as part of its breeding programme. The Meerkat family are a popular attraction, as are the Lemurs, and experiences are available to meet these animals for an additional charge.

On most days visitors are invited to sit and watch a bird of prey demonstration with several species of bird on display including a Bald Eagle. Just be aware that the birds may choose to land on the bench next to you, so not one for any ornithphobics! Talks on other animals and feedings also occur throughout the day.

In addition, children can burn off energy in the outdoor play area or in the indoor soft play centre.

Useful Information

There is a café on the site serving hot meals and sandwiches, as well as picnic boxes for children. There is also a covered picnic area.

The park is wheelchair accessible throughout.


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