Farm showing family petting a goat

The Lake District Wildlife Park


With over 100 species of animals, you can spend the whole day wandering around the beautiful 25 acre park.

Visit the website

(Formally known as Trotters World of Animals.)

What makes it special

  • 25 acre park
  • Over 100 species of animal
  • Fun for all the family

Opening Times

March to October - 10am to 5pm

November to February - 10am to 4pm


Under 3s: free
Children 3 to 14 years: £7.95 
Adults: £9.95 
Seniors: £8.95

Hostels nearby

The Lake District Wildlife Park

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RD

Map references

OS Map: 89 & 90, Explorer OL4

OS Grid Ref: NY 205 328

Lat/Lng: 54.682113, -3.2289369

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Mountain biking in Skiddaw

Mountain biking in Skiddaw

YHA Skiddaw sits at the centre of a network of popular routes of varying difficulty and we can easily accommodate bikes at the hostel.  

Walking and Rambling on Skiddaw, view along the ridge path

Walking and Rambling on Skiddaw

Whether ridge-scrambling, Wainwright-bagging, or walking to a pub/café is your thing, YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is ideally located.


Osprey View Point

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

Hiking in the Northern Fells

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

Mountain Biking in the Northern Fells

Mountain Biking in the Northern Fells

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

Fell running

Fell running in the Northern Fells

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

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest

The Altura Trail which puts altitude into mountain biking or there's a Go Ape! with it's high wire forest adventure course.

Group of people enjoying a beer

Jennings Brewery Tour

Take a tour of the brewery and finish off by sampling some of Jennings' superb Lakeland ales in the Old Cooperage.

Worsworth House

Wordsworth House

Step back in time. The house and garden have been taken back to the 1770s, right down to the last knife and fork.

The Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum

Enter through a graphite mine replica and follow the path of pencil making from the reign of Elizabeth 1st to the present day.


Climbing in Wigton

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!

The Puzzling Place

The Puzzling Place

Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.


Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

With its large collection of exhibits, the museum is a fascinating place to discover old Keswick and the Lake District. See the museum website.

Road Cycling in Keswick

Road Cycling in Keswick

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.

Climbing in Keswick

Climbing in Keswick

For an accessible road-side route try Little Chamonix for an entry level climb.

Watersports in Keswick

Watersports in Keswick

Within a three mile radius of Keswick you can try canoeing, sailing and kayaking, all available on Derwentwater.