We believe that the quality of the experience is everything! With that in mind we always work in small group sizes, unless everyone is one party or corporate group. This number includes observers. The group size is small so that you have the attention of our staff, and lots of time interacting with our team.
Because of this though, we do book quite far in advance, as experiences fill quickly. Particularly weekends. You will find weekdays are usually about one month in advance and weekends, bank holidays and peak seasons can be to to three months in advance.
Predator Experience is a fully licensed zoo with South Lakeland District Council. Although we are not the kind of zoo you imagine, we operate a high standard of care and and are happy to be governed by the strict regulations of welfare and inspection. We believe in psychological welfare being as important as physical welfare and enrichment is a large part of our programme of health.
We promote education and conservation of animals in the natural world. Lots of injured and rescue wildlife find their way here for rehabilitation and release, they are always welcome. Predator Experience is registered with the Hedgehog Preservation Society as carers and we support the work they do also, it’s a great organisation.
We also work hand in hand with Lancashire Badger Group, and Cumbria Wildlife. Predator Experience also donates to worldwide organisations which protect wolves and endangered birds of prey around the world.
How to find us
From Windermere travel south on the A592 towards Newby Bridge. Turn left at roundabout onto the A590 towards Grange-over-Sands. Travel two miles, take a left turn signposted Ayside. At the junction turn left continue under the bridge, at the end of the road turn left. On reaching the village, turn left into a no through road. Barn Close is on the right. (Journey time 20 mins.) GPS. Latitude: 54.243535 | Longitude: -2.931354
From Kendal travel south on the A591 marked M6. Leave the A591 to join the A590. Continue on the A590 until turning left into Ayside. Carry straight on until reaching the village, as above. (Journey time 20 mins.)
Access for all Statement
Predator Experience welcomes all. We pride ourselves in offering amazing experiences with great access and available facilities. We are outdoors with open doors.