The Lake District is a great destination
for a family holiday, and amongst the most popular family destinations
are the regions animal attractions.
There is a wide range on offer,
featuring animals large and small, from Giraffe and Rhinoceros
to leaf ants and spiders.
Lake District Wildlife Park
Close to Bassenthwaite Lake is
the Lake Distrct Wildlife Park, formerly known as Trotters World of animals, which started life as a rare breed
centre that also featured snakes and birds of prey but now has
a wide array of animals from rare cats to the world's largest
Discover more about The Lake District Wildlife Park
Take the kids
to an Adventure Park and Petting Farm.
Youngsters of all ages, from 3
to 93, love places like Flookburgh Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Park and Petting Farm. (Formerly known as Duckys).Here you can get really close
to a whole range of animals, plus there is a play area, tractor
rides and a cafe for you to enjoy a nice lunch, or if the weather
is nice take advantage of the picnic area. To find out more about
the animals and how to get there, Find out more about Flookburgh Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Park and Petting Farm here....
Where leaf ants
Just Outside the southern boundary
of the National Park is the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, where the
creatures are considerably smaller. Here you can watch leaf ants
as they go about their business, or hold a tarantula in the palm
of your hand. Find
out more here ....
that go hoot in the night
Muncaster Castle is reputed to
be one of the most haunted houses in Britain. The ideal place
then for the World Owl Trust to have it's headquarters. Each day
at 2.30 there are spectacular flying displays, and the chance
to "meet the birds". The trust carries out much important
conservation work, particularly in helping to arrest the decline
of the Barn Owl. Find out more on the Muncaster
Castle Web site
The Aquarium of the Lakes
is situated at Lakeside, at the southern end of Lake Windermere.
Here you can trace the evolution of the rivers and the lakes,
as well as enjoy playful otters and diving ducks. A recent addition
is the rainforest section, where lives the world's largest spider!
Get all the information about this unique
Lakeland Attraction here....