Groups & Coaches




We welcome groups of all sizes and types!

We offer:

  • Special admission rates for groups of 10 or more
  • Free admission for the group leader
  • Free guided tours (subject to availability)
  • Free coach parking
Group RatesFrom 29th March 2024
Child Under 3 yearsFree of charge
Child aged 3-15 years£5.40

Guided Tours

The advised maximum group size for a guided tour is 25 people – 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 the guided tour. Allow your group further time to experience the Virtual Dive Bell, enjoy refreshments at Oscar’s Restaurant or the 1872 Café and to browse in the gift shops.

Touring the Lake District?

Lakeside offers coaches the ideal location for a coffee, breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea stop whilst on your tour of the Lake District.
Oscar’s cafe, provides visitors with stunning panoramic views of Lake Windermere. Situated on the upper floor of the station building, we offer both traditional and contemporary food including mouthwatering daily specials, homemade cakes, delicious coffees and refreshing cold drinks.

Travel in Style – Combined Tours for Groups

Lakes Aquarium has teamed up with other popular attractions in the Lake District to provide great value days out for your group.

Access the Lake District from the Lakes Aquarium and discover picturesque towns and spectacular scenery with one of our fantastic value combined tours for groups detailed below:

1. Lakes Aquarium and Lake Cruise

Combine your Aquarium group visit with a half lake cruise on Windermere, (Bowness – Lakeside) – a fantastic day out at any time of the year (not available mid-week throughout January)!

Prices 2024
Single Journey Adult£18.40
Single Journey Child£12.00
Return Journey Adult£22.10
Return Journey Child£14.20

2. Lakes Aquarium and Steam Train

Combine your Aquarium visit with a trip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

From 23rd March 242024
Single Journey Adult£12.90
Single Journey Child£9.00
Return Journey Adult£16.70
Return Journey Child£10.90

3. Fur, Fun and Fin

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.


4. 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)

For further information or to book call 015395 30153 ext 203, or email