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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wildlife Park, £6.95-£8.95

Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park

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At the Lake District Wildlife Park there's wide open parkland with stunning views and chance to meet over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra, Mandrills and Meerkats to endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats.

There are fantastic Bird of Prey Flying displays, excellent Keeper Talks and Reptile Encounters plus play areas (indoors and out). There are plenty of places for a picnic and a refurbished café serving delicious home-made food all day.

Why not experience the wild? There are also hour long animal experiences - chance to get up close and personal, including Meet the Meerkats, Lemur Encounters, Hawk Walks and a chance to be a Keeper meeting Tapirs, Meerkats and Lemurs. Pre-booking essential.

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 welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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

Opening details

Open every day 10:00-17:30 (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day). Last entry is an hour before closing. During the winter the park closes at 16:30.

Prices

Adult £9.50 - Concession £8.50
Child £7.50 - Child U3 Free
Family Ticket (2+2) £32

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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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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