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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Animal Experience

Meet the Meerkats

Meet the Meerkats

Details

Your chance to meet the ‘mob’ who are very inquisitive and spritely. Work with our keeper preparing enrichment toys before going in to feed them. They are excitable, but their nosy nature means they’ll come and say hello. At the moment this experience is for over 16’s only. An hour long experience with the park’s family favourite – simples.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Outdoor play area and new covered outdoor picnic area. Heated indoor play area. Café serves meals throughout the day. New reptile house.

Prices

£40.00

Contact

Richard Robinson

017687 76239

Address

Coalbeck Farm,
Bassenthwaite,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 4RD

Location

Directions

Plan route to The Lake District Wildlife Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 208325  Lat: 54.68131 Long: -3.22989

Take A66 to Keswick roundabout. A591 towards Carlisle the brown/white tourist signs. Public transport on the Osprey bus and signposted off A66 west of Bassenthwaite lake A595.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Penrith station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Outdoor play area and new covered outdoor picnic area. Heated indoor play area. Café serves meals throughout the day. New reptile house.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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