Located near Doncaster, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to 475 different animals, including many species which are endangered. Visit the wildlife park for an incredible day out with fun for all the family!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to some incredible animals and not just the same old ‘everyday’ ones you can get in any old zoo. Get ready to meet everything from giraffes, lions and hyenas to polar bears, red pandas and the grumpy-looking (but adorable) Binturong.
Every day, you’ll find interactive talks from rangers and even the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals by helping to feed the animals. Feeding tigers, rhinos and polar bears is a unique experience for everyone in the family and a chance to make some unforgettable memories.
Experience a walk through the safari areas, giving you a unique opportunity to spot lemurs and wallabies up close. There are five cafes around the park giving you time to eat and refuel during this fun-filled adventure. You’ll need it; there’s a lot to see and do here!
Booking a lodge near the wildlife park
When it comes to accommodation, there are many lodges nearby, which make a great base to visit the park from and allow you to spend quality time with family and friends on your holiday. Complete with hot tubs, make the most of your holiday by balancing fun-filled days out with time to properly relax and unwind.
Booking a lodge means whether you’re looking for a couples hot tub break or a family holiday, you can enjoy plenty of space as well as many other attractions nearby to visit. Here are some of the best places to stay near this fantastic animal park.
About 17 minutes (9.3 miles) from the Wildlife Park
Fastest route: A614
Kingswood Lodge overlooks the Kingswood golf course located in South Yorkshire and is only 15 minutes drive from the Wildlife Park. With a twin room and master with en-suite, this spacious open-plan lodge is perfect for families of 4, giving you a taste of luxury whilst being practical for family life.
With close proximity to the Park, and access to the golf course including a pirate golf activity course for the kids, there is an abundance of fun activities to keep everyone busy. Put your feet up at the end of a busy day, making the most of your outdoor hot tub to unwind and take a break.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with the peaceful natural scenery around you helping you to relax, whilst being close to many towns and activities for the whole family to get active during the day.
About 36 minutes away from Yorkshire Wildlife – (21.8 mi)
Fastest route: A1(M)
For larger groups, Stubbs Grange Barn is a perfect getaway, sleeping up to 8 people. Located in South Yorkshire, it is only a 40-minute drive away from the wildlife park and close to a host of other fun activities, such as Conisbrough Castle, Doncaster Market and Flipout trampoline park.
This luxurious converted barn is tucked away in a peaceful rural corner of the Peak District National Park, next door to a 15 acres farm home to horses and alpacas. The property boasts a stunning green lawn with a summer house and gorgeous outdoor hot tub as well as a stunning open-plan interior with cosy bedrooms.
It will instantly become your home away from home, a place where you can relax and enjoy your holiday.
About 53 minutes away from Yorkshire Wildlife Park – (34.2 mi)
Fastest route: A63
Oakwood Lodges are a collection of contemporary lodges located in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. Nature is on your doorstep, giving you a peaceful and relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
These 3 stylish lodges all sleep 4 people, perfect for small families or groups of friends and all have a luxurious hot tub on the outdoor decking. Enjoy views over the scenic small lake and luscious green meadows while you relax in the bubbles.
These lodges are located near Selby in North Yorkshire, less than an hour away from Yorkshire Wildlife Park, but also close to York, Leeds and close to the Yorkshire coastline, giving you countless fun days out to make the most of your stay.
My wife and I stayed at these lodges and have some fantastic memories of lounging around in the hot tub and enjoying the forest setting. A lot of lodges you can book have boring scenery around them but Oakwood really stole our hearts with its beauty and peaceful location!
About 21 minutes away from Yorkshire Wildlife Park – (11.5 mi)
Fastest route: Tindale Bank Rd and B1396
Buttercup Lodge is perfect for couples looking for a tranquil staycation. This modern lodge has everything you need to make the most of your holiday.
You will feel at home in the contemporary interior, with a kitchen and open-plan living giving you space to relax and the perfect place to enjoy a cosy night in.
The lodge is nestled in a large green garden with stunning countryside views in every direction. Not only is there a luxurious hot tub, but also an outdoor log-burning fire pit, perfect for romantic evenings.
This stunning lodge is found near Misterton, a charming village, and 20 minutes away from Yorkshire Wildlife Park for an adventurous day out. It is the ideal place to get the most out of your holiday, whether you want an action-packed trip or a calm and restful break with loved ones.