The Lake District Wildlife Park
With over 100 species of animals, you can spend the whole day wandering around the beautiful 25 acre park.
(Formally known as Trotters World of Animals.)
What makes it special
- 25 acre park
- Over 100 species of animal
- Fun for all the family
March to October - 10am to 5pm
November to February - 10am to 4pm
Under 3s: free
Children 3 to 14 years: £7.95
Other things to do nearby
YHA Skiddaw sits at the centre of a network of popular routes of varying difficulty and we can easily accommodate bikes at the hostel.
Whether ridge-scrambling, Wainwright-bagging, or walking to a pub/café is your thing, YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is ideally located.
Spectacular view of the ospreys flying to and from their nest and, most amazing of all, catching fish from Bassenthwaite Lake.
Hiking in the Northern Fells. For circular walks over Lakeland giants Blencathra and Skiddaw, or ticking off the 24 Wainwrights in the area, YHA Skiddaw House is ideally situated. If y
YHA Skiddaw House is situated on the popular ‘Skiddaw Loop’ and there are great circular routes of varying distance and difficulty in the area. Find out more
Fantastic running straight from the front door of YHA Skiddaw House on grassy, rounded fells. Choose from Skiddaw, Blencathra or one of the quieter fells around Knott. Recce the first
The Altura Trail which puts altitude into mountain biking or there's a Go Ape! with it's high wire forest adventure course.
Take a tour of the brewery and finish off by sampling some of Jennings' superb Lakeland ales in the Old Cooperage.
Step back in time. The house and garden have been taken back to the 1770s, right down to the last knife and fork.
Enter through a graphite mine replica and follow the path of pencil making from the reign of Elizabeth 1st to the present day.
There are fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area, just make sure you look across the valley to get the best views from the top!
Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.
With its large collection of exhibits, the museum is a fascinating place to discover old Keswick and the Lake District. See the museum website.
The C2C route is a 225km route traversing Northern England from Whitehaven or Workington on the West coast to Tynemouth or Sunderland on the east.
For an accessible road-side route try Little Chamonix for an entry level climb.
Within a three mile radius of Keswick you can try canoeing, sailing and kayaking, all available on Derwentwater.