Lake District Wildlife Park Experience

FROM £275 – based on two adults and two children sharing a family room

Enjoy a family room stay at The Trout Hotel, including breakfast, with tickets to visit the brilliant Lake District Wildlife Park.

If you or your children are animal obsessed, this attraction should definitely feature at the top of your Cumbrian to-do list. A short drive from The Trout Hotel, in the middle of glorious countryside, you’ll find one of the best wildlife parks the country has to offer.

Among the highlights of the award winning Lake District Wildlife Park are a group of colourful Mandrill monkeys, a majestic bald eagle, two European Lynx brothers and a cow that resembles an Oreo biscuit. You’ll have to visit to see what we mean!

To get the most out of your day out, we’d recommend fuelling up with a scrumptious cooked breakfast at The Trout before heading off on a short 15 minute drive to the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake to where the animals live. Then, wander around the beautiful 24 acre park marvelling at the 100 different species of furry, feathered and fascinating creatures that live there.

Hands on experiences

As well as admiring all the beautiful animals, there is also a chance for you to experience the wild and enjoy a personal encounter with some of them. Described by The Guardian as “a life highlight”, the hands on sessions with the lovely lemurs, nosy meerkats, striking birds of prey and friendly tapirs cost around £40 for one hour.

The magical Bird of Prey flying display is also something that’s not to be missed and will be sure to leave you astounded by the natural beauty, power and agility of these aerial champions.

Not only is The Lake District Wildlife Park a place visit, the keepers are very keen to share their knowledge and love for the animals, making it both an enjoyable and more importantly and educational experience.


To find out more about this activity and family friendly breaks at The Trout Hotel please contact us.