Lakes Aquarium

Address: Lakeside, Newby Bridge, LA12 8AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 15395 530153

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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

Oscar's Bistro, the in-house cafe, is child friendly but not overly cheap given the quality. There are other places to eat nearby.

The new programme of talks include Rockpool Discovery sessions at 11.45pm and 2pm, also Lake tunnel talks at 11am and 4pm.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife