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“Had such an amazing day!”

The Lake District Wildlife Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Trotters World of Animals has rebranded to become the Lake District Wildlife Park, representing the transition from its early days as a farm park. Today, emphasis is very much on conservation, education and engaging with visitors - our Keepers are keen to talk and enjoy passing on their knowledge and enthusiasm. Wander around our beautiful 24 acre parkland and see over 100 species. The magical Bird of Prey flying displays have been a regular feature since the park opened and we have gathered an eclectic mix of over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. The Granddad of the park is Brian the Lar Gibbon - he is the oldest in Europe and has pride of place in the centre of the park where he and his family can be seen swinging from the massive Oak tree. We joined the Zoo Federation (now BIAZA) in 2002 and over the years we have successfully worked with Zoo stud books to breed rarer species like Canadian Lynx, Asian Fishing Cats and Ring Tailed Lemurs to name just three.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Had such an amazing day!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

As some of the previous reviews said, the amount of time you spend at the park is greatly increased by the amount of talks that you attend, which is definitely worth while!

The Meerkat and Lynx talks were very informative and brilliant to watch, the gentleman was pleased to answer all the questions people had. The man doing the birds of prey talk was hilarious, and although talks on this subject are quite common, he made it very unique and enjoyable!

I then went on to have a 'Keepers experience' which is highly recommended!
This meant you could go in the enclosures of the Meerkats and the Lemurs, feed them both, and also hold and fly an owl. This really made the day, especially the Lemur encounter, it is recommended 100%.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wildlife Park 10/09/2013”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

On first appearance you may not think you'd be there for that long but you would be mistaken. If you take in all the talks and demonstrations as we did then a good 5 hours was spent. There was the Hug a Bunny talk at the start of the day for the younger one's and indeed the older one's like me. The reptile talk was informative and we stayed for both birds of prey demonstrations which were entertaining as was feeding time with the meerkats. Overall i'd say it's worth a visit if you're in the area.

Visited September 2013
Thank Badwolf1965
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Hull UK
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely day out”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews the car park doesn't send off the right message! I thought the entrance cost was a bit dear but after walking round we certainly got our money's worth. There are a range of shows on throughout the day, we saw the falconry display and it was brilliant. The enclosures seem nice for the animals and much more open than other similar places. We are a coupe in our twenties with no kids and we had a great time and I can see it would be great for kids. Definitely recommend for a nice day!

Visited September 2013
Thank Legend89
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Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lake District Wildlife Park .”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We visited the Lake District Wildlife park during my sons school holidays , we drove for over 2 hours to get there and we had an excellent time , as mentioned in other reviews the carpark isn`t up to much and it doesn`t do the park justice but once inside the place does not disappoint , the animals enclosures were extremely clean , some of them were being cleaned as we were looking at the animals .
We watched the bird of prey demonstrations and they were excellent too , the birds were fantastic the man doing the display was very approachable after the demonstration and he answered all of my sons questions .
I would recommend the Lake District Wildlife park to anyone , we were there for approx. 5 hours , the only negative point I have was the café , there were loads of flies in the dining hall , I guess that it was to do with the time of year , and I found this a bit off putting but we did take our own food too .

Visited August 2013
Thank Steven B
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Such a relaxed, yet enjoyable day!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have visited the park today ( myself, husband and 5 and 3 year old) and we all had so much fun. The setting is fabulous and the schedule for the day allows you to make the most of your visit, e.g bird of prey displays ( exciting and a good spiel given by the bird keeper), tapir talk, snake and reptile talk and meerkat and lemur feeding. The weather was beautiful, which always helps, but the walk around the park is very pleasant and there are a good variety of animals, including two we had never seen before.
There is a small indoor and outdoor play area for children and plenty of picnic benches in a under cover area.
We loved it and will definitely go out of our way to visit again next summer.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Terri B
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