Lakes Aquarium

Price guide: Mid-range

Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

Price guide: Mid-range

Main entrance, Lakes Aquarium
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#4 of 5
expert-rated things to do in Windermere
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Nature / wildlife, Sightseeing

Expert review of Lakes Aquarium

A visit to an underwater kingdom.

For a big day out with fishy friends, the ever-popular aquarium ticks a lot of boxes.

The walk-through tunnel leads through a sub-aqua domain, while the Morecambe Bay pool brings you nose-to-nose with rays and sharks.

Little ones can also pick up a quiz sheet at reception and follow Oscar the Otter's trail around the exhibition.

Do try to catch the daily talks and feeding demonstrations.

Price advice: 

Standard admission £9.15; children aged 3-15 £6.10; under three free.

Book advance tickets to reduce standard admission to £7.30.

Expert tips: 
The new programme of talks include Rockpool Discovery sessions at 11.45pm and 2pm, also Lake tunnel talks at 11am and 4pm.
Oscar's Bistro, the in-house cafe, is child friendly but not overly cheap given the quality. There are other places to eat nearby.

More information on Lakes Aquarium:

Price guide:
Zoo / wildlife park / aquarium
Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AS
+44 15395 530153
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Open daily 9am-6pm.

Have you been to Lakes Aquarium? Would you recommended it?