Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is giving parents a fantastic new weather proof haven this February Half Term to entertain their children in – a giant play barn.
Building work on the custom built 600 sq m playbarn with play equipment on 3 levels is just being completed with a baboon reserve being added next door.
Inspired by the climbing ability of real monkeys, the play area includes wooden climbing frames and towers, dens, slides, swings and rope bridges. There is also a soft play area for the under 5’s
Yorkshire Wildlife Parkis the UK's No1 award winning Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure, based at Branton, Doncaster in South Yorkshire.
The park is a great day out for all the family and offers you a unique view into the animal’s lives and walkthrough areas, which include Lemur Woods, Wallaby Walkabout, South America Viva and Leopard Heights.
The Park won the prestigious award of Yorkshires Most Magnificent Attraction 2012, beating over 100 other attractions.
The park lets children get close to nature, and offers special rates for school and group visits. VIP tour experiences are also available, these tours let you shadow a ranger and get up close with the animals. Help check the animals, prepare feeds and encounter lemurs and meerkats up, close and personal!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is quickly becoming a dynamic conservation centre helping to save habitats and wildlife, with the help of communities at home and around the world.
Wildlife parks and Zoo’s across Europe are working together to maintain animals that are endangered in the wild. Another way that you could help the animals is by adopting one of them! Adopting an animal at the park helps them to continue with their conservation work. Whatever animal you choose to adopt they will be taken great care of and you will be able to arrange a behind the scenes experience with your animal. You will also receive an adoption package, including a certificate, fact sheet, photograph and a complimentary ticket to the park.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park opened in April 2009 and is constantly adding new animals and features making repeat visits a must:
February 2010 – The Park rescue 13 Lions from a Romanian Zoo.
2011 – The Land of the Tigers is opened. Two pools and a waterfall are created next to the wetland reserve where visitors can view tigers.
March 2012 – Leopard Heights is opened, the world’s largest Leopard enclosure! An open topped enclosure lets visitors view the Amur Leopards from a viewing platform.
October 2012 – Four Giraffes move into the park!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is constantly developing and is a highly recommend visit! Go and see for yourself! Watch out for new additions in 2013.
Opening times Winter 2012/13 November 5th - March 15th 10.30am - 3.30pm (Park closes at 4pm). reduced price and some reduced facilities during winter opening period.
Once again Santa Meerkat! will be in residence in his Grotto on weekends in December 1st/2nd, 8th/9th, 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd with gifts for the children (extra charge of £5 per child applies, pre-booking is advised as there are limited slots)
The park is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day only
Main Season 2013 March 15th - November 3rd 10am - 5pm (Park closes at 6pm)
Check website for times and prices www.yorkshirewildlifepark.co.uk
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Telephone: 01302 535057
Address: Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB
For Sat Nav enter the postcode DN4 6TB for Warning Tongue Lane and then follow the brown signs
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
| Tel: 01302 535057 | Fax: 01302 533187
Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is just 4 miles south of Doncaster on the B1396, 10 minutes from Junction 3 off the M18 close to the M1 and A1M at Branton. If using Sat Nav, please use the post code DN4 6TB for Warning Tongue Lane and then follow the brown signs for the Park.