Quingo Scooters has some fantastic family fun for you this week – at Yorkshire Wildlife Park! It’s billed as the UK’s No.1 walk-through wildlife adventure and is another great British attraction to add to our Accessible Attractions series.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to some of the most amazing animals on the planet – from polar bears, lions, camels and baboons to creepy crawlies – all set in 70 acres of beautiful countryside. There are over 400 animals and 70 different species, with a range of attractions, activities and displays:
- Project Polar – the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Polar Bears International’s flagship project working towards saving and improving the welfare of this iconic species.
- Lion Country – where you can see the park’s famous and majestic lions, who were flown from Romania to Yorkshire in 2010!
- Land of the Tiger – home to endangered Amur tigers Vladimir, Sayan, Tschuna and Tschuna’s cub Hope, and it is one of the largest tiger exhibits in Europe.
- Lemur Woods – takes visitors through the Madagascan world of the lemurs where you can watch them leaping along the tree tops.
- Leopard Heights – home to the most endangered big cat in the world. Here you can witness Drake, Freya and their 2 cubs living in their spectacular home, designed as a purpose-built breeding and reintroduction facility to help preserve this precious species.
- Giant Otter reserve – Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington opened the reserve last year, which is home to Mora and Alexandra.
- Into Africa – featuring the endangered black rhino, antelope, giraffe, ostrich and zebras.
- Meercat and Mongoose Manor –these fantastic, fun characters dig and play in a unique reserve.
- Big Bugs – a brilliant live show that takes visitors into the land of creepy crawlies!
- These are just some of the attractions, with much more to see and do at the park, including ranger and carnivore experiences and adoptions.
Opening times and ticket prices
The park is open every day from 10am until 6pm, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (24 and 25 December), when it is closed. The last entry is at 5pm. Check before you travel because the park may be closed due to adverse weather.
Prices for the Summer Season (11 March-5 November) are: adults £17, senior citizens and students £15, people with disabilities £11 (adult), £9 (senior citizens), children £14 (aged 3-15), under 2s can visit the park free of charge, disabled children £8, official carer £6.
Discounts are available if you book online. Students, disabled visitors and carers should take the appropriate ID to claim their concession.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is easily accessible by public transport from Doncaster town centre or by car via the A1 or M1.
Visitors travelling by bus can use the 57 to Finningley. This service stops in the village of Branton, a short taxi ride or 10-minute walk from the park down Brockholes Lane. Taxis are available outside the train station or you can book one in advance.
Visitors travelling by train are advised to plan their journey into Doncaster station and take the 57 bus to Finningley.
By car, visitors should enter the postcode DN4 6TB on SatNav. Once you reach the destination, please follow the signs for the car park.
From M18 Junction 3 – exit onto the Great Yorkshire Way, signposted Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Follow this A-Road for two miles until you reach a traffic light junction at the A638. Take the left lane signposted ‘Armthorpe’, join the A638, and in 300 meters turn right onto Warning Tongue Lane. The park entrance is half a mile along the lane on the right, just after the bridge.
From the A1, join the M18 at Junction 35 and follow the directions above. From the M1, join the M18 at Junction 32 and follow the directions above. For more information please see the Plan Your Visit page here.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is accessible. It has on site car parking, with approximately 2,650 car parking spaces and 120 disabled parking spaces reserved for blue badge holders only. If you are getting dropped off, there is a drop off point right outside the main entrance. All pathways and cafes are accessible to wheelchair users. There are disabled toilets in the Safari Café, opposite the meercat enclosure, at the Monkey Playhouse Café, at Caramba and near the giraffes. A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge subject to availability. To book a wheelchair for your visit, please call visitor services on 01302 535057.
To discuss accessibility needs, contact the park on 01302 535057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit the accessibility page here.
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