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“Day out with the family”

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Ranked #3 of 44 things to do in Doncaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a unique walk-through wildlife park located just outside Doncaster, South Yorkshire. YWP brings families in touch with some of the world's most beautiful and at risk species inc Polar Bears, Black Rhino, Lions, Tigers and Giraffes plus around 400 other animals including 70 different species! Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking walkthrough wildlife adventure! Kids can enjoy our many indoor and outdoor adventure play zones and adults can relax in our themed dining outlets. Join us for special events through the year including Summer Safari Nights, Easter Adventures and our famous Christmas Fair! Looking for an extra special experience? Why not book onto an exclusive VIP behind-the-scenes tour and get even closer to the wildlife!
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A good day out but very busy.My main concern was for the Welfare of the animals.Glad to say they all looked fine.Zoos are not my thing, do not like to see wild animals in captivity and was pleased to find they all had plenty of space.Grandkids loved it.Be prepared for a very long walk .Perhaps a small train or bus to shuttle people around the site might be a good idea for the future.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Trish D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

First time visit, although I live close by.
We only went to use the restaurant for some breakfast, as it had been recommended.
Did have a lovely breakfast, and decided to go into the park.

The only disappointment was, after leaving the park at lunchtime, we thought we'd visit the restaurant again for lunch.
was told there's a 45 minute wait for food (paninis and sandwiches),m and it wasn't overly busy.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank garycutts
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Went with my daughter her hubby and two grandkids, i have been before and its well worth a trip
Its very interesting and good to see the animals who all look happy enough, a few are part the endangered breading program so hopefully they in years to come can go home, but i guess whilst the ones in the wild are being killed on a massive scale they better in a place like this
Its a great day out, one impressive thing i asked one the team how many actes he said hundreds, a little later he came back to say 250 acres he took the trouble to ask well done to hime

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alan D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to this attraction but first review.

I visited in the half term on a dull but dry day and we had fantastic day out.

Car parking is free. Entry is £17.50 for adults and £14.50 for children. It is difficult to find discounts code for this attraction but you can save £1 by booking online. We have a voucher for a free guide book.

The wildlife park is set out really well. It contains lots of different animals, some of the enclosures allow you to get up close to the animals. There are talks throughout the locations and times are given the on the map given when you enter.

The enclosures are cleverly designed so that you can get excellent views of the animals. The baboons were a huge hit for us. It was fun watching them. It was great to watch the interaction of two very cheeky little baboons and there clearly irate mother who was been driven crazy by there cheeky antics. We spend ages watching all the baboons they were playing with each other and moving all around the large enclosures.

We found the Lemur talk very interesting you can go inside with the Lemurs and get really close to them. They will jump from the trees and cross the paths right in front of you. We spotted a Mother with her babies right next to the path. The Lemurs are great to watch jumping through the trees. If you go for a talk they’ll be food put out so they will come down and you will really see them closely. They are funny to watch jumping all over the lower branches.

You can also walk through the area with the squirrel monkeys which also come up close to you and almost seem to want to be in your photo’s with you. One little Monkey was happily sat on a sign and got photograph right next to my son.

You can also walk through the wallaby section, you may even by able to stroke one. They jump around and are cute hopping across the paths when they are clear. There is plenty of opportunity to get close to the smaller animals.

The larger animals have cleverly designed enclosures that keep you at a safe distance but you still get good views of the animals.

We got excellent views of the lions, as well as the tigers. The giraffes were eating right in front of us. The polar bears are good to see. There is too many animals to mention but those were our favourites.

Throughout the park there is lots of information to read about the animals and the projects taking place and the wildlife park.

Along with all the animals to see there is large soft play centre with a cafe. Another indoor section dedicated to slides (height restrictions apply) The drop slide is not for the faint hearted.

There are also a couple of great outdoor play grounds. One is sort of like a giant tree house and involves lots of climbing. A second play area near the camels has lots of equipment to play on. I also spotted a smaller play area for toddlers.

There is seating and picnic benches through out the park. Toilets too.

There is a large gift shop fill we lots of animal related goods.

I highly recommend this attraction we were there from 10.15 until 15.00 and might have stayed longer had the weather been better.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lilmiss1982
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Yorkshire wildlife park was an amazing experience. I went as a family treat. My grandparents treated the whole family. The animals were very well organised and presented. The staff were really eager to tell us facts about all the different species of animals. I really recommend going there because it’s worth the travel and money.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elliensmith
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