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!
February 2013 - The ground breaking £1.2m play complex opened, offering visitors a weather proof haven.
March 2013 - 17 baboons arrived in their new home at the park.
April 2013 - The four year old park celebrated it's one millionth human visitor and two unexpected arrivaks after the birth of twin Ring tailed lemurs.
May 2013 - The park celebrated 'Love Your Zoo' week with special animal enrichment sessions.
June 2013 - The Park formed it's own conservation charity to continue its work with breeds such as Amur Leopards and Tigers as well as the most endangered carnivore in Africa.
July 2013 - Endangered Giraffe Jambo celebrated his birthday.
August 2013 - The park had the busiest Summer to date and welcomed its strangest animal Anteater Kounany.
September 2013 - Project polar bear was launched with a plan to raise £150,000 to rescue a polar bear from a Mexican zoo.
October 2013 - A rare Amur Tigress was cleared to move to the park in a bid to save the species.
November 2013 - The park won given the Significant Advances in Animal Welfare and Husbandry Award from BIAZA for building Leopard Heights, (the worlds largest and most spectacular leopard enclosure) and for protecting and caring for Amur Leopards.
December 2013 - The park won 'Excellence in Marketing and Communications' and 'Excellence in Customer Service' at the Doncaster Chamber awards.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is constantly developing and is a highly recommend visit! Go and see for yourself!
Check website for times and prices:www.yorkshirewildlifepark.co.uk
Contact: Yorkshire Wildlife Park by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01302 535057 or visit them at 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.