Yorkshire Wildlife Park have made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily CLOSE until further notice. We wish to thank all of our guests and annual pass members for their continued support at this time. Our utmost priority is the health and wellbeing of our animals, guests and staff. Please follow our official Social Media channels for future updates. View our full statement including FAQs here.


You’re in for some FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN at the UK’s No.1 walk-through wildlife adventure! Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to some of the most amazing animals on the planet, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions, tigers, black rhino and so much more!

So why not join us on an ADVENTURE and click the button below:



With nearly 400 animals and 70 different species, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking walkthrough wildlife adventure!

Plan your visit


We’re open from 10am – 6pm, with last entry to the park at 5pm. If you’re travelling via car, just type DN4 6TB into your SAT NAV. Click the button below to plan your visit further!



Get up close and personal with some of the most magnificent animals on the planet, from gorgeous Amur Tigers to majestic Polar Bears, we have amazing experiences here at YWP!


Visit England Gold Award


Bev Rose

I just wanted to thank you to all the lovely staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park for another amazing day. I attended yesterday for the Safari Nights - what a brilliant concert. Prior to that we spent about 7hrs wandering around enjoying the animals and with the exception of the Armadillo managed to see everything. Your staff are so friendly, helpful and informative and always willing to answer any questions. The organisation at the end of the concert to get out of the car park was first class and although we stayed until the end we were back in Derby by 10.40. Looking forward to many more visits to your wonderful park and having attended many times a year since you opened am excited to see it continue to expand and work towards the conservation of our precious animals. Keep up the good work!


Victoria Turner

We visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park today as a treat on the way back from a hospital visit with our son who has ASD. I just wanted to thank you all, we had an amazing afternoon. A special thank you to the staff in the Safari Cafe, my husband asked them if they would do an afternoon tea for us (despite the fact we hadn’t booked) and they said yes. My gosh, I’m glad they did. It was the best I’ve EVER had, the sandwiches were well filled, the scones beautiful and light and the cakes were to die for. The staff in the cafe couldn’t do enough and were so friendly and helpful. The park itself is brilliant, especially for our son’s needs. It’s well spaced out and not too much artificial noise. We have had a great time looking at all the incredible enclosures. Thank you again to all your staff for making what can sometimes be challenging family days out an amazing, relaxed afternoon filled with fun and good food.


I wanted to email to express how amazing our experience was at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. I brought my brother who is disabled and in a wheelchair. From the minute we pulled into the park we were shocked by the amount of disabled parking. Entry was simple and accessible, and the man who greeted us at the ticket desk was the loveliest and friendliest man! The park was wheelchair accessible which is incredibly uncommon to find at an attraction. Everything, even down to the toilets was great. We spent 5 hours in the park and my brother enjoyed every second. I was beaming with how successful the day had been, making the 2 hour drive 100% worth it!

We can't wait to come back again and we are definitely going to be heading back for the Christmas special. Thank you again for making our day outrun so smoothly, allowing our family to have an amazing time, and especially for not making us feel restricted due to having a wheelchair. I can't thank you enough!

Alison Mary Gill

I am a 64 year old granny who spent her birthday here with a friend. What a wonderful place to visit. We were so close to the animals, a thing I have never done in all my years. The whole place was very clean, tidy and beautifully maintained. We both thought the animals looked well loved and had plenty of natural space to explore. I would recommend a visit to see for yourself and bring your family and friends. I will be visiting again. Thank you for making my Birthday brilliant.

Ian Brunskill

Had a fantastic day we all enjoyed it so much it was our first visit of many. Can't wait to come back to see all the new enclosures and visitor attractions.

Tracey Miller

As annual pass holders we absolutely love it here we come most weekends and the children never get bored, will be definitely getting passes again, keep up the good work the wildlife park is absolutely fabulous.

Aidan Gray

Absolutely brilliant, park is expanding all the time love the new additions. Even I was surprised. Great experience for all ages. Keep up the great work your doing for conservation.

Jenny Hollywood

We always try to do something on boxing day and decided this year to visit the park. We are so glad we did as we all had a great time.My granddaughter enjoyed running around and looking at all the amazing animals.Would definitely recommend.

Kath Greenhough

We had a wonderful day out, felt so close to the animal and they all looked so well looked after. Plenty of eating facilities and lots of toilets, no problem parking either and some lovely gift shops too. We spent at least four hours walking around and listened to a talk by one of the keepers I would highly recommend this for all age groups.

Laura Hall

Brilliant wildlife park! We had an Amazing day out with the family.The animals all look happy and so well looked after, they are active and running around on display for everyone to see. The enclosures are huge. It's a beautiful park! The children's play areas are the best I've ever seen - indoor and outdoor play areas. My son didn't want to leave.


Yorkshire Wildlife Park work closely with Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, a charity committed to the conservation and welfare of animals across the globe. Many of the animals you will see at Yorkshire Wildlife Park are either VULNERABLE, ENDANGERED OR CRITICALLY ENDANGERED, you can help these animals by donating to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation!


There’s always lots of fantastically exciting things happening here at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. You can stay up to date with everything from new animals arriving at Yorkshire Wildlife Park to behind the scenes action. Our latest news articles are shown below.