Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Contact Yorkshire Wildlife Park on 01302 535057 if you have any questions about the park so the Visitor Services team can help you.

About Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park opened fairly recently in 2009, replacing the Brockhole Farm Visitors Centre which formerly occupied the 260-acre site. Almost ten years later, the park is home to more than 400 animals across 70 different species. The park currently only inhabits about 100 acres of the site, with an exciting 150-acre expansion planned over the next five years. There will be new animal reserves with themed zones from specific areas of the world, gradually adding new species to the park. Until then, the park already has many popular animal reserves to visit. These include Lion Country, Land of the Tigers, Leopard Heights, Project Polar, Lemur Woods, and the African Plains, amongst others.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation was created in 2013, raising money for the park to contribute to animal protection and habitat conservation projects around the world. The park has supported raising awareness of animal welfare issues from the start, rescuing thirteen lions from a zoo in Romania in 2010. Yorkshire Wildlife Park allows visitors to view wild animals in recreated habitats as close to their natural ones as possible. You can even book VIP Experience packages to get a closer view and help the rangers with feeding the animals. The park runs seasonal events like Wild Live Safari Nights with summer concerts, Halloween, and a Christmas fair in December.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Opening Times

The wildlife park is open for visitors every day, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It opens at 10am and closes at 6pm, with the final admissions for the day at 5pm. The park opens half an hour earlier at 9.30am during the month of August only. Ticket prices vary according to season, with the summer season running from March to November. Summer season tickets cost £18 per adult and £15.50 per child aged 3-15 years. Children get free entry if they are 2 years old or under, and concessions are available for students, seniors aged 60+, and visitors with disabilities or their carers. Booking the tickets in advance online entitles you to £1 off each ticket and a voucher for 20% off food and drink on your visit. Annual passes are available for local enthusiasts.

Group days out with ten or more paying visitors can also benefit from discounted prices by making an advance group booking. This applies for educational school trips with ten or more students as well. Rangers at the park give multiple daily talks about several of the animals, some of which include feeding time demonstrations. The park offers indoor and outdoor play areas for children, and multiple gift shops and cafes, as well as a coffee house and bakery. Fast food and street food snacks are available, or you can bring your own lunch to eat in the picnic area. You can hire the park as a venue for celebrations or corporate events.

Contacting Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Contact the visitor services team at Yorkshire Wildlife Park on 01302 535057 if you need help to plan a visit. Choose extension number 73 to discuss a group booking, or extension 76 for private venue hire. If you send a general enquiry e-mail to info@yorkshirewildlifepark.com, they will aim to reply within 48 hours. For assistance with group visits, e-mail bookings@yorkshirewildlifepark.com. Table reservations at the eateries are subject to availability on the date of your booking if you want to make one. If you have a press enquiry, call 020 7437 0474 to speak to Mark Thomas. Phone calls and e-mails are usually answered between 9am and 6pm, sometimes only on weekdays. You can find Yorkshire Wildlife Park and send mail in the post using this address:

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Brockholes Lane