Arrive by Boat or Train!

Lake Windermere provides the perfect scenic backdrop for a cruise.  The Lakes Aquarium shares its stunning location on the southern shore of Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.  Combined Aquarium and Cruise tickets offer great savings against individual tickets and make a perfect choice for a day out on and around Lake Windermere. 


Ticket Type: Bowness – Lakeside
(40 minute return cruise) and Lakes Aquarium



Child 10.00  
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) 47.45

Ticket Type: Ambleside – Lakeside
(90 minute return cruise) and Lakes Aquarium
Adult 24.45  
Child 13.15  
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) 68.45  

COMBINED AQUARIUM & TRAIN -  Timetable link here 


From Monday 1st November the Steam trains have stopped running on week days, they do have a special Thomas the Tank event on the weekend of 5th/6th November.

DiesEl trains will run 12th/13 November, 19th/20th November and 26th/27th November.

Ticket Type: Lakeside - Haverthwaite
(return steam/diesel train) and Lakes Aquarium
Adult 10.95  
Child (5 - 15 years)  6.55  
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) 32.70  


NB:  Children aged under 5 years are free of charge on the train.  Children aged 3-5yrs will be charged admission to Lakes Aquarium ONLY payable on arrival.


Ticket Type: Bowness - Lakeside - Haverthwaite 
(return train, return Bowness - Lakeside cruise and Lakes Aquarium). 

Adult  20.75
Child  12.65
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)  60.45

Here are a few frequently asked questions which may help you plan your visit and decide which ticket option suits your visit:

1. What types of combined tickets are available?                                                             

A. Combined tickets are available for adult, child (aged 5 - 15 years) and family (2 adults and up to 3 children) in the following packages: 

Aquarium + return Haverthwaite - Lakeside train trip (or vice versa)

Aquarium + return cruise to Bowness - half length of the lake

Aquarium + return cruise to Waterhead (Ambleside) - full length of the lake

Aquarium + return train & return cruise to Bowness.  NB Not available to purchase on-line.

2. Where can I buy the tickets from?

 A. You can buy all combined ticket options from Lakes Aquarium reception on the day of travel.  You can also buy combined Aquarium + train from the ticket office at Haverthwaite Station.  You can buy Aquarium + cruise from any of the three pier ticket offices - Lakeside - Bowness or Waterhead (Ambleside).

3. Can I buy the tickets on-line?

A. Combined Aquarium + cruise tickets are available from

Prices are subject to change without prior notice:

  • Prices quoted are valid from 26th March 2016

  • Children aged 3 - 5 years will be charged seperately for admission to Lakes Aquarium only when combined tickets have been purchased.

  • Tickets can be purchased from any of the pier ticket offices, at Haverthwaite station or the Aquarium reception

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Lakes Aquarium is a fun, friendly all weather attraction situated at Lakeside, near Newby Bridge and the south end of Lake Windermere. Offering day trips for all the family when combined with a trip on a steam train or cruise. The Aquarium offers wheelchair access and we welcome educational visits and group bookings.