Explore Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, in Doncaster, is a zoo/centre for conservation and welfare with very generous enclosures that offers the visitors a chance to see animals behaving in a natural way – feels a bit like going on a safari!

How to get there by public transport? 

Take the 57 bus service towards Finningley from Doncaster Interchange to Branton village. Get off the bus just before the Post Office and the pedestrian access to Yorkshire Wildlife Park is up Brockholes Lane, which is opposite. If travelling from the direction of Finningley get off the bus at the Three Horseshoes pub in Branton. Plan your journey there.

Admission cost? 

Tickets are £17.50 per adult and £14.50 per child (3-15). There are discounts available for senior citizens, students, disabled people and carers and you can book your tickets online.

What is the best thing about the place/attraction? 

It is a beautiful park where the animals seem quite settled. Bridges and pathways offer great viewpoints and you can actually go in some of the enclosures for a closer look at some species, like the wallabies or the lemurs. There’s plenty of open space, so, it doesn’t feel crowded even on peak times. Be ready to walk, as there are around 400 animals from over 70 species to be seen! 

When is the best time to visit it? 

It’s open every day from 10:00 am, apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you can, try to stay in the park until it closes, as the animals seem to become more active at that time, specially the big cats! Feeding times are also fun to watch.

Facilities available? 

There are three cafes, two fast food outlets and an ice cream kiosk, plus several picnic areas around the park. There are also two indoor play areas and three outdoor ones kitted with good equipment and catering for younger and older children. Toilets are located throughout the park.


All pathways are accessible to wheelchair users. 

If you go there, don’t miss… 

The polar bears are great to watch, and if you can, be there for the lions feeding time! 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Lion 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Polar Bear