Education Groups

Lakes Aquarium offers a unique all weather experience for all ages combining education with fun delivered in an inspiring manner to keep your class entertained.

We offer:

  • Special admission rates for groups of 10 or more
  • Free teacher places with every 10 paying children
  • Free guided tours (subject to availability)
  • Free coach parking
  • Family familiarisation visits – please ask our education co-ordinator for details
  • Download a risk assessment PDF – click here
Education rates From 29th March 2024
Child aged 3 – 15 years£5.40
Students (aged 16+)£7.40
Additional adults£7.40
Children under 3 yearsFree of charge

Guided Tours

We recommend that all education groups choose to take up the offer of a free guided tour. This will further enhance your trip and really bring the visit to life! Tours are suitable for all ages and abilities as the tour guide will adapt the style and content to fulfil the individual needs of the group.

The advised maximum group size for a guided tour is 30 children. Larger groups will be divided into more manageable numbers for guided tours. We recommend that you allow at least one to one and a half hours for your visit.

Special Combined Tours

Lakes Aquarium has joined with other popular attractions in the Lake District to bring your group great value days out. If you wish to complement your visit to the Aquarium with a visit to another local attraction, you can benefit from our combined tours based on and around Lake Windermere. Groups of 20 or over admitted at group rate ONLY

Education rates 20242024 (From 23.03.24)
Lakes Aquarium and Single Steam Train Journey
Children under 3 yearsFree of charge
Child (3-15yrs)£9.00
Additional adults£12.90
Lakes Aquarium and single 40 minute Windermere lake cruise
Children under 3 yearFree of charge
Children (5-15yrs)£12.00
Additional adults£18.40

One adult FREE with every 10 children

Full Day Packages

1. Fur, Fin and Fun

Combine your visit to the Lakes Aquarium with a visit to the World of the Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness, and a 40 minute half lake, single cruise on Windermere (Bowness – Lakeside). This tour can start at either the Lakes Aquarium or the World of Beatrix Potter – available all year, excluding January.

price for 20+ people


2. Lakeside Spectacular

A very popular tour! Enjoy a single trip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway, a visit to the Aquarium and a 40 minute half lake, single cruise on Windermere (Bowness – Lakeside) – available from 29th March 2024

2024 (from 23rd March 24)

3. Fish, Ferries and Fell Foot Park -NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING

A visit to the Lakes Aquarium, a short return trip on the foot ferry from Lakeside to Fell Foot and time in the grounds of the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park. The park offers adventure playground and plenty of open space for picnics and games – seasonal availability

Single journey
Adult £
Child £

Return Journey
Adult £
Child £

All prices are subject to change without notice.

For further information, price updates and to check availability please call 015395 30153 x 203 or email