Cumbria Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Cumbria Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Cumbria Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Holme Open Farm - Sedbergh - traditional dales working farm, tours of the farm giving children chance to touch, hold and feed as many different types of animal as possible, outdoor layground, nature trail, cafe, shop - disabled toilet, baby changing facilities, All Farm tours are guided and accessible by wheelchair on hard track or concrete


Lakes Aquarium - Lakeside, nr Newby Bridge - animals, mammals, fish, daily talks and feeds, cafe and gift shop - The Aquarium is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with lift access between the two floors. Disabled toilets alongside the Aquarium on the station platform


Lake District Coast Aquarium - Maryport - over 60 themed tanks containing a variety of the marine life found around the Cumbrian coastline, a purpose built tropical marine community reef tank, Adventure playground, cafe, shop - we have no accessibility info for this site


Lake District Wildlife Park - Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick - 24 acres, over 100 species, Bird of Prey flying displays, cafe, picnic and play area - Hour long ‘experience the wild’ available - we have no accessibility info for this site


Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre - Lowther, nr Penrith - birds of prey sanctuary in the walled garden and grounds of Lowther Castle, hawks, eagles, falcons and owls, flying demonstrations, experience days, tearoom, picnic area - Wheelchair access - the centre is grassed and is flat, accessible toilet, baby changing facilities


Old Hall Farm - Bouth, Ulverston - historic open working farm, see traditional 19th century farm life, heavy horses and steam engines, agricultural courses and activities including; rare steam ploughing, animal husbandry, tractor driving and shire horse ploughing, tea rooms, shop - we have no accessibility info for this site


Predator Experience - pre-booked interactive experiences only, bird of prey falconry days, walking with wolves, reptile and mammal experiences - we have no accessibility info for this site


Safari Zoo - Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston - The UK's 1st Safari Zoo, Rhinos, Lions, Tigers, Bears, Hippos, Wolves, Snow leopards, Jaguar, Giant otters, Primates, Vultures, Penguins, mini train, restaurant, shop - The park is accessible for wheelchair users, with lots of vantage and viewing points, animal interactions and specially designed walkways and toilet facilities, baby changing facilities (some inclines)


Walby Farm Park - Walby, Crosby-on-Eden - 30 acres, outdoor play areas, animals, rare breeds, interactive sessions, nature trail, Play Barn, cafe, shop -
portable Hearing Loop, wheelchair access, concrete / tarmac paths, disabled toilets, baby changing facilities




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