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Lakes Aquarium

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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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More water on a wet day?

Strange perhaps but not so! We enjoyed our visit and part of that was seeing one or two youngsters... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jimmy C
Galashiels, United Kingdom
Great morning

The lakes aquarium is a good place to go if you want to kill a couple of hours! It is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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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 and amazing leaf cutter ants. Cafes and giftshops are available onsite and we can be reached by Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway or Windermere Lake Cruise as well as by car. Please note the car park is not owned by the aquarium and is pay and display. We are sorry but we cannot allow dogs inside the aquarium building.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“steam train” (55 reviews)
“sea life” (16 reviews)
“rainy day” (46 reviews)
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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Strange perhaps but not so! We enjoyed our visit and part of that was seeing one or two youngsters' enjoyment as they led their parents round the exhibits, and back again. The otters' sizeable well-appointed area and the fish tunnel with it's underwater view of...More

Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lakes aquarium is a good place to go if you want to kill a couple of hours! It is very interesting to see animals that you wouldn’t normally see in an aquarium. It is reasonably priced and you are able to go and come...More

Thank kimbaker77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the aquarium with my 3 year old grandson and his parents on 31/10/17. This was our first visit here. We really enjoyed this visit. The staff were excellent and seemed to be very caring towards the fish and animals. There...More

Thank HullTigerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nearly didn’t go as reviews mixed. As aquariums go it’s small but what it lacks in size it makes up for with the quality of fish. The fish tunnel and the ray pool are the stars. Worth a look

Thank warhurs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant family attraction, with a good range of species on display, a great walk-through aquarium, a pair of otters, and a "hands on" section for children. Plenty of interesting information and nicely laid-out, and it's not just fish - leafcutter ants,...More

Thank Simon56239
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is lovely and the tanks and a animals are all well cared for. The only downside is that we went round the whole attraction in 40 minutes even with two small children walking. It was £14.50 for a family ticket which wasn't too...More

Thank niclee1709
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little aquarium. Would highly recommend taking the steam train and combining the two to fill the day. The aquarium is small but there is lots to see and kept us entertained.

Thank chrissie_bubbles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in here and as with other attraction in the area it is well kept and clean. The exhibits looked well cared for. Although quite small they have got a great deal of exhibits inside and it does not feel cramped.

Thank mbeale2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took advantage of tesco clubcard days out vouchers to pay our admission on a rainy day. There was a reasonable amount to see, visit lasted about an hour. Otters were definitely the highlight!

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Nice little aquarium, we visited on a very wet day in October. Good variety of reptiles, fish and amphibians and it wasn't overly expensive.The otters were very cute! It's a shame the staff seemed very disinterested (particularly upon arrival). The glass on a few of...More

Thank Laura M
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Questions & Answers
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.
Ben G
January 12, 2016|
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
July 25, 2015|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I am sorry but dogs are not allowed inside the aquarium building.