Yorkshire Wildlife Park Review

Lion Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Do you want to take a walk on the wild side and get up close and personal with animals from all over the world? You need to take a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, for a truly wild day out!

Grace, a Day Out With The Kids Family Influencer and her family were lucky enough to experience it firsthand, so read on to find out more.

Where is Yorkshire Wildlife Park?

Located near Doncaster, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the UK’s number one walkthrough wildlife experience, and is home to over 475 animals with over 60 different species.

It’s the perfect place to visit if you love animals and want to find out more about them, whilst exploring and adventuring through different
immersive environments and play areas.

You’ll find different animal regions throughout the park, themed play areas and live shows. Plus enjoy ranger talks, as well as Pangea. This is a new addition to the park where you can discover some of the largest and most terrifying species to ever roam the Earth.

There is also The Hive, which offers a themed restaurant, soft play and shops.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Hurst Ln, Doncaster DN9 3HQ

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Grace’s Yorkshire  Wildlife Park Experience

Exploring Yorkshire Wildlife Park

This isn’t our first trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We last visited in 2020, and the changes that have taken place since then are remarkable! The park seems to have doubled in size.

The Yorkshire Hive opened in 2021, and this is now where you begin your experience. here you are greeted first with the Evolution restaurant and the UpRoar soft play .

There really is something for everyone. Every little detail has been considered, the setting is immaculate and it really is a welcoming start to the day. It is worth noting you will also exit the park this way, so the restaurant or soft play would be the perfect way to end your trip.

Once you’ve passed through the Yorkshire Hive and enter the park, you’re met with Pangea which is the latest addition to the park and home to the dinosaurs. Now the day can really begin…

Dinosaur Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Pangea-Discovery of Dinosaurs

One for the dinosaur lovers! This area of the park gives you the opportunity to walk amongst pre-historic giants through five unique lands of Pangea. Whilst it isn’t what you might expect from a wildlife park, it certainly grasped the attention of my four year old who loved finding out more about every dinosaur from the terrifying T-rex to the villainous Velociraptor. There’s sound effects, movement and watch out… because you might even get a bit wet!


Animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Whether you love tigers, or prefer the meerkats – you’ll find it at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

The animals are split between different  regions throughout the park, each with a huge amount of attention to detail so that you really feel like you’re going on an adventure across the world. The regions include:
Into Africa! which is home to zebra, giraffes and antelopes to name but a few. This region will give you the chance to step foot on a safari adventure… right in the heart of Yorkshire!
Point Lobos aka home to the Sea Lions
Atlantic Forest where you can explore the atlantic coast of Brazil and spot animals
including Tapir and Bush Dogs
Experience Ethiopia and be transported to the incredible landscapes, home to hyena
and monkeys
Himalayan Pass which gives you the opportunity to spot Red Panda and otters
Project Polar – the largest polar bear centre outside Canada
Lion Country – our favourite! Take a walk around the edge of their vast enclosure and
watch the lions interact with one another. Truly special.
Woodland Trail where you can see lemurs, African painted dogs and baboons.

Each region also offers specific ranger talks, as well as animal experiences. These are costed separately.

Here’s a short video we made of our fun day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park..


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Play area Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Play areas at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

We all know the kids love a playground on a day out. Yorkshire Wildlife Park really has not just one but five different play areas that even includes one soft play.

These play areas cater to all ages, with swings and small climbing ‘bugs’ for younger children all the way through to the Jungle Lookout. Even adults could get hours of enjoyment out of this area.

Just beware – your kids might be having too much fun on the playground to do anything else!

Baby on a swing Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Final thoughts on Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The perfect day out for the whole family. Interesting, exciting and adventurous – an ideal trip for anyone who is into animals, and is always looking to learn more.

Whether you want to watch the giraffes eat their lunch, or hear the lions roar, you can immerse yourself at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

We already can’t wait to go back!!


When is Yorkshire Wildlife Park open?

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is open 9.30-6pm. Last entry is 3pm

Are there places to eat at Yorkshire Wildlife Park?

You  can choose to take a picnic. There are plenty of picnic areas located throughout the park including an undercover area for rainy days!

There is also a variety of food outlets across the park, including:
● The Safari Cafe
● Masai Coffee House
● Monkey Burger Bar – also home to a huge indoor soft play
● Tsavo Bakehouse
● Icaramba!
● Polar Ice Cream Parlor
● Plus various ‘snack dens’
So there really is something for everyone.

Are there any special events happening at Yorkshire Wildlife Park?

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has seasonal events happening throughout the year.

There are often special activities for Easter and during the Summer holidays.

Is there a gift shop at Yorkshire Wildlife Park?

There is an online gift shop where you can purchase a variety of lovely animal themed items to remember your visit.

So, we hope you have found the review of Yorkshire Wildlife Park by Grace and her family helpful. As you can see it’s a fun, family day out for all ages! Follow Grace on Instagram to discover more ideas for family days out and adventures!

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