The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is now open!

To ensure healthy social distancing, admission to the zoo is currently by pre-booked, timed arrival tickets only. Tickets can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance of your visit here.

For more information about the actions we are taking and the changes that we have made in response to the pandemic, please see our COVID-19 page.

Welcome to the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis!

With over 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a unique and exciting blend of wildlife and interactive hands-on displays.

Located just five minutes off junction 35 of the M6, the zoo is home to lush indoor tropical halls, walkthrough enclosures and picturesque outdoor spaces – making the zoo great fun no matter the weather!

Meerkat pups

Meerkat pups

Suricata suricatta

We are open every day from 10am, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Delicious, wholesome food is available every day from the Wild Café, equipped with conservatory and outdoor picnic area.

Owned and operated by a registered charity (The Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences), the zoo prides itself on its commitment to education and conservation of wild species and wild spaces!

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The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is currently open for visitors. Read about the actions we are taking in response to COVID-19 here .