17th February 2013
On Sunday we decided to try one of the wildlife parks in Cumbria that we had not yet visited, so we took the longer drive to the West Cumbrian area near Keswick and Trotter’s World.
This is a 25 acre park in a beautiful part of the country, just the side of the Eden vale and right on the edge of Bassenthwaite Water (which is a wonderful lake to walk about if you have the time, and if you have enough time to wait and a pair of binoculars there is the chance of seeing Osprey).
The kids seem to enjoy the park but were a little more interested in the soft play area where they had a good 50 minutes, I loved the predator display, particularly the Asian Eagle.
I liked the park and wil be interested in returning to see the African exhibit they are building at the moment. It is good to see they are a part of breeding programs and the local Zoo collectives. Although the animals really need larger spaces to exist in (they give them plenty of room but I am sure the animals would love more, they also keep them active and well cared for), the Zoo is dedicated to conservation and to preservation of species, and there is a whole different argument not suited to this post right there.
I guess I am in favour of supporting local parks and initiatives who are part of breeding and population programs and support conservation.
As usual on with the pictures (I recommend you click on the pictures to get the higher resolution version):