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Yorkshire Wildlife Park


The UK's No.1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure

Description

At the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park, you can get as close to nature as possible. As educators, we want to encourage a curiosity about wildlife, a respect and awe of nature, and the desire to contribute to our planet as a whole. YWP is the only place in England to see polar bears roaming in one of the biggest polar bear reserves in the world!

YWP offers the perfect learning environment for students of all ages. The award winning Education sessions at the park are sure to enhance your students knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. Education sessions are available to pre-book in the purpose built Discovery Forest Classrooms and are available for all levels and abilities with a choice of different topics. Expedition walking tours are also available if you would prefer to keep your learning outside the classroom.

You can also bring the excitement of Yorkshire Wildlife Park into your classroom through Skype.Virtual sessions are available to book for both pre & post visits or as stand alone sessions. Ideal to use as an introduction to new topics and a great way to engage your students.. The education team will call your class live from the park to answer all of their questions. An outreach programme is also available.

School groups can explore the park as they wish, attend feeding times and ranger talks giving students a fantastic opportunity to talk to our experienced and qualified staff.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
48 reviews


Excellent
 
81%

Very Good
 
19%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

Excellent venue, easily accessible. (September 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Secondary School)




(September 2021 - Secondary School)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent venue, staff where supportive of our students and helped them feel comfortable and answered any questions they had about the animals. (August 2021 - Primary School)




(August 2021 - Secondary School)




Really lovely venue for our group of SEND pupils (July 2021 - Primary School)




A fantastic experience for children of all primary ages to observe wild animals and discuss what would be their natural habitat, continents of the worlds they are native to and how they have adapted to differing climates. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




An excellent experience for all ages. (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




Due to a change in entrance and issues around google maps we arrived late. Other than that staff where great and very helpful and overall a very enjoyable day. We covered all the set learning objectives and more. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




The Wildlife Park is absolutely fantastic. On this particularly occasion however, I felt too many school visits were permitted onsite and this meant toileting the children and maintaining a social distance was a little tricky sometimes. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Great place to visit with special Needs children, although some of oaths not that whellchaor friendly. Great range of animals to see in different habitats. Ample of places to eat picnic lunch and good changing facilities. Staff all really friendly and good one way systems in place,. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




Fab place (July 2021 - Secondary School)




Well planned with COVID. Children thoroughly enjoyed the trip! (June 2021 - Primary School)




A very enjoyable day. (June 2021 - Primary School)




The park was running at a reduced visitor capacity which made the day more accessible to the children. Facilities were clean and tidy. Staff who we spoke to about the animals were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. (June 2021 - Primary School)




Fantastic trip, enjoyed by all. Covid regulations were in place and explained prior to visit, along with one way systems highlighted around the park. All staff were friendly and helpful and responded to queries promptly. (June 2021 - Primary School)




Fantastic venue - really well organised. Teachers' open day definitely worth attending, the staff were excellent. (March 2020 - Primary School)




Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The animal habitat workshops were fantastic. The leader was engaging and clear in her explanations. Lots of opportunities for learning about animals however due to the weather lots of animals were inside and not available to see. (February 2020 - Primary School)




Another successful family trip, everyone had a lovely day out. (January 2020 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic day out, great facilities and contact with the park was brilliant. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Good variety of wild animals. A great place to visit. Only downside, not enough under shelter seating on a rainy day (May 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Workshops are a great enhancement to a visit. (January 2019 - Primary School)




awesome day out would recommend to anyone (January 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




Fantastic venue for our educational aims for the Year 7 trip. Very helpful staff and engaging throughout. (September 2018 - Secondary School)




Perfect for our students a great day (August 2018 - Secondary School)




Very good and well thought out for groups and adjustments that naturally occur and they give groups a cheque refund for non attending group members (July 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Venue would benefit from providing a place to store bag packs so children do not have to carry them around all day. (June 2018 - Primary School)




A lovely day out. There was lots of information about the animals to collate for future lessons. It is a big park, so timings are essential. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




An amazing place with so much cross-curricular learning available. Children had the opportunity for independent learning and exploration as well as more structured learning with their workshop. The workshops were engaging, interactive and exciting for all involved. (May 2018 - Primary School)




Absolutely wonderful day had by both children and staff. Creepy crawly talk was eventful. Children loved holding the critters. (May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




Contact

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Brockholes Lane
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN3 3NH
LOtC

Pricing

Discounted education rates are available, including free adult ratios at primary and secondary level.

Opening Times

The park opens at 10am daily. Closing times vary with the season.

The UK's No.1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure

Description

At the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park, you can get as close to nature as possible. As educators, we want to encourage a curiosity about wildlife, a respect and awe of nature, and the desire to contribute to our planet as a whole. YWP is the only place in England to see polar bears roaming in one of the biggest polar bear reserves in the world!

YWP offers the perfect learning environment for students of all ages. The award winning Education sessions at the park are sure to enhance your students knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. Education sessions are available to pre-book in the purpose built Discovery Forest Classrooms and are available for all levels and abilities with a choice of different topics. Expedition walking tours are also available if you would prefer to keep your learning outside the classroom.

You can also bring the excitement of Yorkshire Wildlife Park into your classroom through Skype.Virtual sessions are available to book for both pre & post visits or as stand alone sessions. Ideal to use as an introduction to new topics and a great way to engage your students.. The education team will call your class live from the park to answer all of their questions. An outreach programme is also available.

School groups can explore the park as they wish, attend feeding times and ranger talks giving students a fantastic opportunity to talk to our experienced and qualified staff.

Pricing

Discounted education rates are available, including free adult ratios at primary and secondary level.

Opening Times

The park opens at 10am daily. Closing times vary with the season.

Contact

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Brockholes Lane
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN3 3NH
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
48 reviews


Excellent
 
81%

Very Good
 
19%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

September 2021 - Primary School
Excellent venue, easily accessible.



September 2021 - Secondary School




September 2021 - Secondary School




September 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Primary School




August 2021 - Primary School
Excellent venue, staff where supportive of our students and helped them feel comfortable and answered any questions they had about the animals.



August 2021 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Really lovely venue for our group of SEND pupils



July 2021 - Primary School
A fantastic experience for children of all primary ages to observe wild animals and discuss what would be their natural habitat, continents of the worlds they are native to and how they have adapted to differing climates.



July 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent facilities.



July 2021 - Primary School
An excellent experience for all ages.



July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Secondary School
Due to a change in entrance and issues around google maps we arrived late. Other than that staff where great and very helpful and overall a very enjoyable day. We covered all the set learning objectives and more.



July 2021 - Primary School
The Wildlife Park is absolutely fantastic. On this particularly occasion however, I felt too many school visits were permitted onsite and this meant toileting the children and maintaining a social distance was a little tricky sometimes.



July 2021 - Secondary School
Great place to visit with special Needs children, although some of oaths not that whellchaor friendly. Great range of animals to see in different habitats. Ample of places to eat picnic lunch and good changing facilities. Staff all really friendly and good one way systems in place,.



July 2021 - Secondary School
Fab place



June 2021 - Primary School
Well planned with COVID. Children thoroughly enjoyed the trip!



June 2021 - Primary School
A very enjoyable day.



June 2021 - Primary School
The park was running at a reduced visitor capacity which made the day more accessible to the children. Facilities were clean and tidy. Staff who we spoke to about the animals were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.



June 2021 - Primary School
Fantastic trip, enjoyed by all. Covid regulations were in place and explained prior to visit, along with one way systems highlighted around the park. All staff were friendly and helpful and responded to queries promptly.



March 2020 - Primary School
Fantastic venue - really well organised. Teachers' open day definitely worth attending, the staff were excellent.



February 2020 - Primary School
Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The animal habitat workshops were fantastic. The leader was engaging and clear in her explanations. Lots of opportunities for learning about animals however due to the weather lots of animals were inside and not available to see.



January 2020 - Primary School & Secondary School
Another successful family trip, everyone had a lovely day out.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Fantastic day out, great facilities and contact with the park was brilliant.



May 2019 - Primary School
Good variety of wild animals. A great place to visit. Only downside, not enough under shelter seating on a rainy day



March 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School
Workshops are a great enhancement to a visit.



January 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School
awesome day out would recommend to anyone



November 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Secondary School
Fantastic venue for our educational aims for the Year 7 trip. Very helpful staff and engaging throughout.



August 2018 - Secondary School
Perfect for our students a great day



July 2018 - Secondary School
Very good and well thought out for groups and adjustments that naturally occur and they give groups a cheque refund for non attending group members



July 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Venue would benefit from providing a place to store bag packs so children do not have to carry them around all day.



June 2018 - Primary School
A lovely day out. There was lots of information about the animals to collate for future lessons. It is a big park, so timings are essential.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School
An amazing place with so much cross-curricular learning available. Children had the opportunity for independent learning and exploration as well as more structured learning with their workshop. The workshops were engaging, interactive and exciting for all involved.



May 2018 - Primary School
Absolutely wonderful day had by both children and staff. Creepy crawly talk was eventful. Children loved holding the critters.



May 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School