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Lakes Aquarium

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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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kids enjoyed it

We visited the aquarium yesterday. 5 adults and 4 kids. the ticket price was £45. It seemed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DurhamBikergirl
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Durham
Small Aquarium but based on the local lake life

I bought a combined cruise/aquarium ticket. The aquarium is small but has some interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle A
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
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“steam train”(55 reviews)
“rainy day”(49 reviews)
“sea life”(16 reviews)
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Situated on the Southern tip of Lake Windermere. Lakes Aquarium has a wide range of native marine and freshwater fish including Pike, Arctic Char, Seahorses and more. It is also home to Asian shortclawed otters, pygmy marmoset monkeys, Clown fish...more
Opens in 13 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
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+44 15395 30153
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"ticket lasts"
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"underwater tunnel"
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"leaf cutter ants"
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"boat trip"
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"couple of hours"
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"local fish"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the aquarium yesterday. 5 adults and 4 kids. the ticket price was £45. It seemed reasonable until realising the aquarium is relatively small. Beside the slightly more than I would liked to have paid it is a nice place. The fish are very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought a combined cruise/aquarium ticket. The aquarium is small but has some interesting species. I would suggest you avoid the busy times and this is made easier by the ticket allowing you to leave and come back during the day.

Thank Michelle A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today arriving on the train from Haverthwaite Station. On arrival to the Aquarium the older gentleman serving seemed uninterested and not very friendly. Read some reviews on here that say it is a very short aquarium, which I expected, but actually expected more...More

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LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your time here. With reference to our staff we do pride ourselves on good customer service and we are sorry that during your visit this standard was not met. We will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Aquarium on a rainy Wednesday Afternoon outside of the school holidays, the aquarium was quiet so we took our time wandering around looking at each section for as long we wanted. There were a few families wandering around too and while it...More

Thank Ellesse O
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LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here, we hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great indoor place to visit to get out of the rain , we spent a good couple of hours there and really enjoyed it We managed to see the diving ducks and I loved the rays the staff were nice and even fed the rays...More

Thank Kaz2061
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting little aquarium situated on the lake side . Well set out and easy to navigate with really good sign cards on each exhibit telling you about each animal in the various locations . Especially liked the two otters really well set out display...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a combined ticket for the aquarium and steam train which was a fun way to get there. We spent about an hour here, thoroughly exploring and enjoyed it. Interesting displays and all very well laid out. The otters were our highlight as well...More

Thank Joy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this and would recommend to families with young children. We actually preferred it to the blue aquarium in Cheshire oaks.

Thank Dean W
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LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here, please come again soon.

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

lovely use of a car park! very small place, will take no more than an hour to go around. Good fun and the otters are adorable

Thank Ian M
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LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here and liked meeting our otters Ollie and Lucy. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I never find that I can spend too long in aquariums but is it worth a visit, yes. We combined this with a boat trip up Windermere to Bowness and back and did the aquarium at both ends of the day. Thoroughly enjoyable day out....More

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LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here, we hope to welcome you back soon.

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alanl666
January 9, 2018|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hi no sorry, I think he did a long tome ago but not in the last 12 years or so.
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Pete R
August 22, 2017|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, no sorry we cannot allow pets inside the aquarium building.
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Ben G
January 12, 2016|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I apologise for the delay in answering, tickets are valid all day and you are free to come and go as you like throughout the day. Talks and feeds take place throughout the day. It is also possible to combine a visit... More
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