Yorkshire Wildlife Park

“With so much to see and do, it is impossible to fit everything into one day!” - VisitEngland Assessor


Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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Since opening in 2009, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has established itself as one of Yorkshire's top attractions. Take a walk around the park and encounter African Lions, Amur Tigers and Leopards plus the only Polar Bears in England! Visit ‘Into Africa' and spot Giraffes, Zebras, Black Rhino and more as they roam freely around their reserve Plus visit new for 201 Point Lobos home to 6 Californian Sea Lions and Atlantic Forest home to Tapir, Bush Dogs and Maned Wolves! The little ones will love the many indoor and outdoor play areas. The free to enter Yorkshire Hive also boasts a variety of boutique stores, the epic Uproar! Play Barn and not to be missed dining experience, Evolution.

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Gold (Activity) accolade
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Hurst Lane, Auckley, DONCASTER, South Yorkshire, DN9 3HQ


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: changing Places Toilet, Disabled Car Parking, Accessible Toilets, Accessible pathways for wheelchair users, Mannual Wheelchairs available to hire
  • Accessible toilets

About the area

Discover South Yorkshire

Traditionally a steel and coal producing centre, the decline of both industries in South Yorkshire has been replaced to some extent by tourism based around the area’s beautiful Pennine countryside. The county claims part of the Peak District National Park, whose hills and dales provide welcome space for the large urban populations.

South Yorkshire is made up of four districts: City of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Barnsley is the county’s administrative centre, located on one of Britain’s richest coalfields. The town has an entry in the Domesday Book and was built on land belonging to the priories of Pontefract and Monk Bretton. Doncaster, originally a Roman station, is set on the River Don. It is known particularly for its racecourse, best known for the St Leger in September. In 1875, Charles Dickens watched it from the 18th century Italianate grandstand at the Town Moor racecourse. The Lincolnshire Handicap is held in March. The town also boasts fine Georgian architecture and Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

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