Lakes Aquarium

Most visitors come to the Lake District to thanks to its beautiful waters. The wonders of the waters of the area do not end with what can be seen above the waters. For those who want to see a different side of the lake a trip to Lakes Aquarium is the perfect choice. Situated in the southern shore of Windermere, the journey to discovering all sorts of animal life begins at a mountain-top waterfall. This leads down a trail of water where visitors can get to see bayside animals as well as salmon and trout. Further along, guests will find themselves in an underwater tunnel where giant carp, catfish and other marine life from the lake may be observed.

The exciting journey continues on as visitors find themselves in an estuary, sea shore and bay settings. Each of these exciting locations will provide them with information about what can be found here. Of course there is no forgetting about the different areas featured in the Lake Aquarium. It features various animals and marine life from Africa, the Americas, Asia and of course Lake District. Aside from these usual attractions visitors can also join in with scheduled events.

This exciting underwater and land journey is sure to make guests hungry. Visitors can take their pick from a number of cafés and restaurants on location. 1872 which is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm offers quick bites like sandwiches, cakes and other pastries. These can be eaten in the café itself or taken away. Oscar’s Café and Restaurant offers a mix of both traditional dishes as well as contemporary ones.

Visitors can take their pick from a wide array of meals from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (last orders are taken at 4:00 pm). Both these restaurants also brew Starbucks coffee including favorites like Caramel Macchiato and Zen tea.

Prices for admission are £9.15 for adults, £ 6.10 for children ages 3-15, £7.75 for senior citizens, £7.15 for disabled adults and £4.60 for disabled children.

Family tickets are also available at £27.65 for 2 adults and 2 children or £ 32.95 for 2 adults and 3 children. Special discounts are available for those who buy their tickets online. A family deal for 2 adults and 2 children plus meals and drinks may also be bought online for £30. The Lakes Aquarium is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, except on Christmas day. For more details visit the website at