Yorkshire Wildlife Park
near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Average time spent – 4-5 hours.
Things to do at Yorkshire Wildlife Park review
The Yorkshire wildlife park is essentially a large zoo. It is set over a large area and the vast majority of the animals have got excellent and very large enclosures. It takes a long time to walk around so if you have little legs with you make sure you take a buggy.
They have a really big area for their lions and it’s one of the best places to see them. We often witness them playing. Make sure you visit the walkthrough lemur enclosure at feeding time. There’s also a walkthrough wallaby enclosure next to this and if the wallabies don’t mind you are allowed to stroke them.
Other highlights include the polar bears. We have witnessed them playing on many occasions and one time one of the bears was having the best time with a plastic cone. We also love seeing the giraffe and zebra in the African area. They often play host to some great events so it’s worth checking to see what’s on.
There are two excellent new adventure playgrounds at the wildlife park. Plus a big indoor soft play area which we have never had time to visit. The Yorkshire Wildlife park also offers animal experiences at an additional cost.
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Important Information Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Eating – There is a variety of places to eat on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks, our favourite is the Safari cafe. You are welcome to picnic outside, they even have a covered area for picnics.
Facilities in brief – A great range of animals some with walkthrough enclosures. Excellent play areas. There are toilets on-site and plenty of places to eat. Animal experiences are available.
Entry price – *Expensive
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive – discounts are available if you purchase your tickets online in advance at £18.00 per adult and £15.00 per child. Under 3’s are free. It is free to park. (prices may be cheaper in the autumn/winter)
Opening: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is open daily, all year round, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted, they are not permitted in the walk through enclosures.
Information on accessibility – Yorkshire Wildlife Park has made every best effort to make the park accessible to everyone who visits.
Address: Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Warning Tongue Ln, Branton, Doncaster DN4 6TB, South Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01302 535057
Category – Wildlife park – mostly outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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