Popular visitor attractions join together to offer special deal for locals

Published: 12th February 2014

Local people travelling on Windermere Lake Cruises can now discover an incredible underwater world for less, after the Lakes Aquarium joined one of Cumbria’s most popular residents’ discount schemes.

Around 18,000 people living in the CA and LA postcodes (covering all of Cumbria and much of North Lancashire) are currently signed up for Windermere Lake Cruises’ free Residents Passes. They already provide 50% off scheduled sailings from 1 October-1 May annually, as well as 20% off during the summer months.

Now anyone who shows their Residents’ Pass at the Lakes Aquarium can get 30% off entry to the attraction all year-round. That means passengers can step off a majestic steamer or ‘waterbus’ at Lakeside and go straight from the quayside into the Aquarium to enjoy the special discounts reserved only for local people.

Visitors to the Aquarium will enjoy stand-out freshwater displays, including a spectacular underwater walkway complete with diving ducks. They can watch resident otters play, see some coastal sharks, meet some cheeky marmoset monkeys or even come face-to-face with baby dwarf crocodiles. Kids will also love the twice-daily ‘Meet the Creatures’ sessions (12.45pm & 2.30pm).

Managing Director of Windermere Lake Cruises, Nigel Wilkinson, says, “It’s great to welcome another popular visitor attraction into our popular Residents’ scheme, which is all about giving locals the chance to experience some of the great attractions on their doorstep without breaking the bank. It costs absolutely nothing to sign up for a Residents’ Pass, so they’re an ideal way to help keep families entertained for less.”

Marketing Coordinator at the Lakes Aquarium, Susan Milby, adds “We are pleased to join with all other Lakeside attractions to offer a special rate to local residents. Local people can now enjoy the delights of Lakes Aquarium for the price of £4.85 per adult and £3.45 per child, making it a cost effective way to enjoy Windermere!”

Windermere Lake Cruises’ Residents’ Pass also entitles card-holders to big discounts at other nearby attractions including the Lakeland Motor Museum and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

To sign up, call 015394 43360 or download a short form from www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk. All that’s needed is proof of permanent residency in a CA or LA postcode area.

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