OFFER: 30% off admission prices

Valid: All year
More Information: 30% ticket reduction is only available on adult and child tickets, NOT family or combined tickets.

OFFER: 10% off in the shop

Valid: All year

OFFER: 10% off food and drink

Valid: All year


The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

Set off from a Lake District mountain top and follow the tranquil water flow to find jumping trout and river bank creatures. Leap over the paddy fields to Asia, homeland of our delightful and mischievous otters. Watch otters swim from our underwater tunnel.

Walk through our incredible underwater tunnel, home to the breath taking diving ducks!
Don’t miss the worlds first virtual dive bell where you can discover just how fast a crocodile can swim!

The Lake Windermere collection of creatures includes one of Cumbria’s most iconic – the Artic Char. This fish was one of the first to enter the lakes after the last ice age and has eveloved and survived the test of time. As a glacial fish, it seeks out the coldest water within the lakes in which it lives, typically the deepest waters. For this reason it is seldom seen by the general public. Lakes Aquarium has a collection of Char that visitors can not only watch, but come to fully apreciate, thanks to an informed education programme delivered by our dedicated team talks.

Make time to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Lake Windermere from Oscar’s cafe and restaurant which serves a mouth watering menu.

Or visit 1872 for a shopping experience alongside the station and pier. Both Oscars and 1872 now proudly brew Starbucks coffee, so experience a brew with the best view.

*There are regular sailings to the Aquarium from Bowness and Ambleside, discounted combined tickets are available, and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Easter-October.




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