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Lakes Aquarium

#2 of 5 things to do in Newby Bridge Features Animals
Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
+44 15395 30153
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OK but not worth the money

Went here on a rainy day with a toddler. Was OK but took less than an hour to look round and was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brzdt
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Great way to kill some time & learn about local wildlife

Arrived (after taking the steam train here) and decided to visit. (we'd already taken a boat cruise... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leiyu
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Cambridge
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Situated on the Southern tip of Lake Windermere. Lakes Aquarium has a wide range of native marine and freshwater fish including Pike, Arctic Char, Seahorses and more. It is also home to Asian shortclawed otters, pygmy marmoset monkeys, Clown fish and amazing leaf cutter ants. Cafes and giftshops are available onsite and we can be reached by Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway or Windermere Lake Cruise as well as by car. Please note the car park is not owned by the aquarium and is pay and display. We are sorry but we cannot allow dogs inside the aquarium building.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steam train” (51 reviews)
“rainy day” (41 reviews)
“ticket lasts” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge LA12 8AS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here on a rainy day with a toddler. Was OK but took less than an hour to look round and was certainly not worth £14!

Thank Brzdt
Reviewed yesterday

Arrived (after taking the steam train here) and decided to visit. (we'd already taken a boat cruise elsewhere). The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. Took the lift up to the top floor and followed each exhibit. Some fine local specimens (Pike, Perch, Rudd, Bream)...More

Thank Leiyu
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed visiting the aquarium, lots to see and do. Can pop in and out as you please and visit other things near by. The steam train and the little cafe next door are brilliant. Beautiful views also.

Thank Stuart K
Reviewed yesterday

What to do to entertain youngsters in the Lakes and teach them something into the bargain on a Saturday? The premise of the Lakes Aquarium is to chart the journey from Windermere to Morecambe Bay. The "local" theme offered something different. A sort of mini...More

Thank whereami2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice little aquarium not the biggest I've ever been to but can spend a good hour in there. It's good to pair up with the boat or train trip for a good day out nice gift shop

Thank sharnad5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great family experience, especially if weather is bad as indoors. Good array of animals and creatures to look at and they are currently in process of getting new and interesting animals.

Thank Chocco123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic to learn about fish and not only. Well presented and easy to see. Very good moment in family

Thank PatriciaNare
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit here kept our grandchildren enterained who are 2 and 4. Lots to see and activities for the elder child.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 5&3 year olds and it's great for them. Not huge only couple of hours max if you drag it out, but lots of great fish and other animals to see. Loved the otters. Worth a visit on a rainy day. And next...More

Thank curlygirl76
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, as you said in order to get a full day visit we recommend that you combine your visit with either a Steam train ride or a trip on the Windermere Lake Cruise. We hope to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic value for money and much better than any of the Sealife centres you get up and down the country. We took a steam train ride up from Haverthwaite and then visited the aquarium! Well worth a visit !!!

Thank SarahhJayy
LakesAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Lakes Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back soon!

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Ben G
12 January 2016|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I apologise for the delay in answering, tickets are valid all day and you are free to come and go as you like throughout the day. Talks and feeds take place throughout the day. It is also possible to combine a visit... More
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Malmaz
25 July 2015|
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Response from LakesAquarium | Property representative |
Hello, I am sorry but dogs are not allowed inside the aquarium building.
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