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Newby Bridge

Discover a wide array of local freshwater and marine species including menacing pike, carp and rays. Plus discover creatures from around the world including piranha, otters and clownfish.

 

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Kendal

Located next to an artisan village, the Open Farm is a real hands-on experience, loved by both children and adults (and don't worry if it is raining there's lots undercover)

 

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Ravenglass

Set in the beautiful gardens of Muncaster Castle, the Hawk & Owl Centre offers exhilarating bird of prey flying displays daily from Easter to Christmas plus the wild heron feed daily year-round.

 

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Maryport

The Lake District Coast Aquarium opened in May 1997 and contains 75+ themed tanks containing a collection of the diverse marine life found around the Cumbrian and UK coastline.

 

Kirkby Stephen

A secluded and tranquil railway cutting and embankment where a wealth of wildflowers can be seen in the summer along with many species of butterfly.

 

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Keswick

Whinlatter Forest is England's only true mountain forest. Rising 1000ft above sea level, Whinlatter provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

 

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Ulverston

A traditional Lake District working farm, using Shire horses and vintage machinery including steam to actively farm. We produce beef and dairy products from Jersey cows. We also produce veg and other products for our farm shop.

 

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Hawkshead

Grizedale Forest is in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks, to bike riding, swinging through the trees on GoApe or enjoying a leisurely meal in the Cafe in the Forest

 

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Bassenthwaite

Go wild & experience a world of wildlife! There's over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. Rare and endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats, plus family favourites like lemurs and Meerkats. A great day out for all the family.

 

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Kirkby Stephen

Available in 2018 the unique opportunity to don your wellies and be a farmer for the day.

 

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Silloth

This has something for everyone. The Farm Park has lots of friendly farm animals in 16 paddocks, large Playbarn with huge indoor play area and more; a Gift Shop and quality Tearoom.

 

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Carlisle

Award-winning farm visitor attraction with large indoor play area for all the family. Outdoor play area, Cafe and Shop.

 

Penrith

Hay meadows, wet grassland, scrub, hedges, ponds and the beck provide homes for a wealth of wildlife. Although small in size, the reserve has a remarkable number of birds.

 

Staveley

The aim for the livestock shows in the arena is to help educate about why the Lake District looks like it does ... a working landscape. You'll be introduced to the some of the different types of livestock we have on the farm.

 

Barrow-in-Furness

Home to one of the largest gull colonies in Europe, more than 30000 pairs. There are large numbers of breeding Eider ducks, with close views of eggs, nests and chicks from May to July.

 

Penrith

A peaceful upland with spectacular views Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is the perfect place for a low level walk, family picnic, or wildlife adventure!

 
 

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