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Boston Park Farm

Boston Park Farm is a fun day out for all the family!

A traditional working farm with the farm park which allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and also join in with animal handling sessions.

We have outdoor climbing frames, swings, slides, go-karts, mud kitchens and a bale pyramid to climb. Also inside there is an indoor soft play area which is suitable for children up to 8 years old, an indoor bouncy castle, play kitchen and a large indoor sandpit.

From 17th July you can also do our Maize Maze, which is included in your general admission ticket.

Our cafe, serving hot and cold meals is open everyday as well as our brand new outdoor Snack Baa, serving ice creams and other snacks.

Don’t miss our Summer Pantomime on 20th & 21st August! 

Pre-booking essential.

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Fiday 23rd July – Sunday 25th July 2021 

From the producers of David Walliam’s Mr Stink – Join Maisy on her adventures through sorcery school as she meets lots of eccentric and hilarious characters and learns to embrace her magical mishaps and finally love herself, warts and all.

Age suitability: 4+

Running time: 50 minutes

The performance is socially distanced.

Tickets: £14.50 per person (Special price of £12 per person when you quote Code MUMBLER)

Book your tickets here

Image: Ben Harrison Photography

The Danum Gallery, Library and Museum houses an art gallery, two museums, a library, a rail heritage centre inside a unique purpose built cultural centre.

Now open for pre-booked visits from Saturday 29th May 2021.

Book online here 

 

 

Situated between Bawtry & Tickhill, Equine Dreams is a purpose built centre offering experiences for age 2 years upwards.

  • Riding school
  • Experience Pony rides
  • Unicorn rides
  • Alpaca experience/ trekking
  • Petting rare breeds
  • Ziggy the zebra experience
  • Pony birthday parties
  • Unicorn birthday parties
  • Alpaca birthday parties
  • Home Visits available for special occasions
  • Cafe

North View Farm, Bawtry Road, Tickhill, South Yorkshire, DN11 9HA

Call 01302 751 698

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Lakeside Trail

Did you know that there is a FREE trail to do at Doncaster Lakeside with the kids?

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Summer Nights Cinema Screenings are back at Lakeside Village! 

Here’s everything you need to know if you are planning to go along:

Screenings take place from 6pm-8pm every Thursday, starting on Thursday 5th August to Thursday 26th August 2021

5th August – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

12th August – The Lion King (1994)

19th August – Frozen 2

26th August – Finding Nemo

The Screen will be set up near M & S.

This is a FREE event, so tickets are not required for entry. However, there is a limited capacity and entrance will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating available on first come first served basis, so do take a deck chair. There is no shelter, so you’ll need to take a brollie if it’s raining and maybe a blanket to keep warm! Picnics are allowed, but please don’t take alcohol.

Visit Website 

See a list of places reopen here 

Thursday 29th July 2021, 11am – 4pm

Sandall Park

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is re-opening on 18th May 2021!*

There are lots of measures in place to help keep everyone safe during their visit, from social distancing to sanitiser points and increased cleaning.

***Our Mumbler discount is still valid too, which is great news.***

Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is very  child friendly, including a play room!

The Museum is on an old RAF base and the majority of planes are in the hangar, which is a peice of history in itself and if your little one has ever read Grandpa’s Great Escape, they’ll love it here.

Located a few minutes from M18 junction 3, near Lakeside (you can walk from the Lake).

Last admission 4pm (Winter 3pm).

  • Adult £6.50
  • Children (5-16) £3 (Babies and pre-schoolers under 5 go free)
  • Senior Citizen £5.50
  • Family £15

For details of group rates (nursery groups, childminders) please call us on 01302 761616

Special DONCASTER MUMBLER OFFER 2 for 1! Simply quote DONCASTER MUMBLER on arrival to enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1! (Children under 5 are free, so if you’re  family of 4 it’s equivalent to half price)

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB. (Please note, use DN4 7NW or Dakota Way for Sat Nav)

Visit Website 

01302 761616

*in line with government restrictions

 Pre-book online only: CLICK HERE

24th July – 6th September 2021, 10am-6pm

It’s time to come out of hiding this summer! The dinosaurs are back at Stockeld park for a Jurassic event like no other!

Reawaken your sense of adventure with our 5 adventure playgrounds, but oh wait, what’s that sound?

As you Swing and as you soar, be sure to listen out for those loud ROARS! 

Take a walk on the wild side through the Enchanted Forest and become an explorer for the day.

How many dinosaurs can you find, be honest! 

Can you escape the maze before it’s too late? 

Make sure there’s no T-Rex’s lurking behind the gates! 

And if you dare to get so close, 

Take a picture with the Stockeld raptor,

 it will make the perfect Instagram post! 

Oh, what’s that something new? 

Jurassic mini golf,

Will be it a hole in one or two? 

Fun will never go extinct at Stockeld park!

Summer Holiday Fun at the Dome!

The popular DAYcation will begin on Monday 19th july.

Sessions available all day every day all summer!

Stay the Day at The Dome by swimming, ice skating and even cycling all in one day – stay for food at our Icebreakers Bar & Kitchen for a true fun packed DAYcation.

20% off when you book both activities in one day!

Book online here 

01302 370777

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Askern Town Gala 2021

Saturday 17th July 2021, 10am-3pm

Astrabound

Re-open from 17th May 2021

Indoor Soft play. Capacity restrictions will be in place.

Bake Battle & Roll

Bake Battle and Roll is Doncasters first board game cafe located close to the town centre on Wood street. We are open 5 days a week Wednesday to Sunday.

Absolutely loads of board games to suit any age. From Orchard Toys to Dungeons & Dragons.

Great for anyone home educating as open during the week, also welcome new parents (part of the We Support Our Mums Scheme)

24-26 Wood Street
Doncaster

Bawtry Paintball Fields

Paintballing, Laser Tag, Axe/Knife Throwing, Rifle Shooting and high wire ropes and zip wire

01302 868841

 

Brodsworth Hall: Summer Explorer Quest

Starts Saturday 18th July 2020.

Tickets must be pre-booked. Take your family on a free fun adventure with a historical twist. Follow the trail through the grounds and track down the clues – crack them all to claim your adventurer’s certificate. Kick off your quest at Brodsworth Hall every day of the school holidays. Standard admission applies.

Download a summer explorer trail sheet here

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens, Brodsworth, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ

 

Castle Howard

Open for all visitors – need to pre-book. About an hour and a half drive from Doncaster.

The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled gardens making Castle Howard the perfect family day out.

The Castle Howard gardens are open daily, the adventure playground and Skelf Island reopen from 4th July.

Toilets are available.

Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA

Castle Howard Skelf Island Adventure Playground

Re-opening to the public Saturday 20th March 

A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.

Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.

Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.

Covid-19 update: Pre-booking required.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333

Charity Family Fun Day Sandall Park

Friday July 23rd 11am-5pm 

Family Fun Day Fundraiser for Sarcoma UK,

Fun Fair, BBQ, Bouncy Castles, Sand Airt, Dog Show, Choir, Zorb Balls, Trampolines, Wrestling, Unicorns and Ponies, DJ and games, plus Fire Engine.

Enquiries Natalie, 07720 325364

 

Cupcakes 2 Love

From 18th May, tables of up to 6 people to eat in (or 2 families)

Themed kids afternoon teas

College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH

01302 215051

Diggerland Yorkshire

Opening Monday 12th April 2021 

Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.

Doncaster Parents Voice Summer Programme

Activities includring

  • Meet the reptiles
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Picnic in the park
  • Street Art
  • Beginners dance
  • Activity Day
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Sensory stories

All activities at Bentley MyPlace – free to DPV members

Call 01320 637566

Fantastic Mr Fox

Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th August 2021, 5pm & 7pm 

Join the Little theatre as they welcome Fantastic Mr Fox! Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms.

Tickets £12 General/£10 Concession/ £38 Family Ticket /£9 Group 10+

Doncaster Little Theatre, 1 King Street, Off East Laith Gate, Doncaster, DN1 1JD

01302 734309

Great Yorkshire Maze

The Great Yorkshire Maze is a brand-new attraction for all the family nestled in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds.

We have a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the Yorkshire Rose Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Scarecrow Mini-Maze.

The Vintage Funfair offers thrills for adults and children alike aboard the 1930s Speedway, Dodgems and Chair-o-plane, while the Hush Hush Train ride and Swing Boats will delight the little ones. Test your skills at the game stalls and win a prize every time!

For some competitive family fun and more prizes have a go at Football Darts, then enjoy live entertainment in our Big Top with a cuppa and cake, a Berry Best Ice Cream or a barbecued bite.

So, come and explore The Great Yorkshire Maze, just off the A64 in Sherburn, midway between Malton and Scarborough (YO17 8QL)! There’s a lot of fun to be had in the field!

The Great Yorkshire Maze will be open every day from 22 July to 6 September 2020, from 10am to 6pm with last admissions at 4.30pm.

07985 331802

 

Gullivers Valley Resort

NEW theme park, opened nearby in Sheffield!

There are a number of themed areas including the Lost World, Smugglers Wharf and Toyland.

Face coverings currently mandatory on all rides and play attractions.

See more information here 

Hexthorpe Park 2021 Gala

Saturday 17th July, 10am-4pm

Stalls, food, free entry

Hexthorpe Park

Hexwood School of Sorcery

23-25th July 2021

£48 family ticket

Join Maisey on her adventures through sorcery school as she meets lots of eccentric and hilarious characters and learns to embrace her magical mishaps and finally love herself, warts and all.

Cast, Waterdale

 

Indoor swimming pools with slides, splash zones and other fun stuff

Swimming is often a go-to activity during school holidays as there is lots of fun to be had and energy burnt, whatever the weather! Take a look here at lots of options within an hours drive (ish) of Doncaster.

Indoor swimming pools with slides, splash zones and other fun stuff near Doncaster

King’s Park, Retford

Located in Retford, King’s Park is an award winning park with lots of facilities including:

  • Children’s Water Play Area
  • Skate Park
  • Wildlife Garden
  • New Mayflower Play Facility

Chancery Lane, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DF

 

Longshaw Estate – National Trust

A wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. Nearby Padley Gorge is great for paddling.

Several car parks including the main Woodcroft car park (which has toilet facilities), plus the smaller Wooden Pole  and Haywood car parks. There is a large house, currently closed during the Covid pandemic.

We visited recently (about an hours drive from Doncaster) and it was a great place for a walk, with stunning views, lots of interesting trees and dens. We were amongst the grazing sheep too. There is a large pond with ducks. Toilets were open in the main car park. Parking is free for National Trust members.

Just nearby is Padley Gorge, which is brilliant for paddling.

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Mother Shipton’s Cave

Re-open from 4th July – Pixie Village Trail. Outdoor Attraction.

Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.

Pre-book a slot. £25 per car term-time weekdays, £30 per car weekends/school holidays

Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD

 

Northwood Trail – England’s Fairy Sanctuary

Re-opening 17th April 

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones.

Pre-booking required.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP

NT Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

We have visited here a couple of times. It is well worth a trip. We loved climbing the Abbey Ruins and following the river. There is a great adventure playground too.

Reopening on 8th June, book in advance for National Trust site

Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

NT Wentworth Castle Gardens

There are centuries of history to explore in these gardens and perfect picnic spots, plus a castle that’s not quite what it seems!

Large play area suitable for all ages too and seasonal trails around the gardens. We visited in October 2019 and did a lovely trail with the kids.

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Park Drive, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3EN

 

 

NT Wentworth Castle Gardens

We visited last year and we found lots of things to do. We enjoyed the playground and did a trail around the park, finding a tower!

Wentworth Castle Garden’s, Park Drive, Barnsley, S75 3EN

Party in the Park, Normanby Hall

Friday July 23rd 2021, 4pm

Line up for Friday 23 July : Bethany Gibson / The Common Faults / Hollow Doors / Dog Day Afternoon / The Dirty Pitchers / Bon Giovi
Ticket Prices
Adults (membership pass holders) £15.00
Child (membership pass holders 8-15yrs) £10.00
Adult (non members) £20.00
Child (non members 8-15yrs) £15.00
Weekend Pass
Adults (membership pass holders) £30.00
Child (membership pass holders) £20.00
Adult (non members) £47.50
Child (non members) £34.50

Piglets Adventure Farm

Re-opening 1st August (tickets on sale from Friday 10th July)

We’ve visited a couple of times and there is a lot to do here:

  • farmyard trail
  • animal barn
  • fairy tale maze
  • crazy golf
  • bouncing pillows
  • Pizza and Ice Cream!

Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST

Piglet’s Adventure Farm

Re-opening 12th April 2021 

Meet goats, pigs, play mini golf and ride in go-karts at this farm attraction. We’ve visited a couple of times (about an hour and a half away from Doncaster)

Pre-booking required

Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST

01904 499 183

Pirates Cove Adventure Cove

12 holes of Swashbucklin’ Fun!

Pirate themed adventure golf course, great fun for all the family. Putt your way past the crocodile infested waters and rock pools to retrieve the treasure.

Price

  • Adults £6, Scallywags (4-14) £4.50, Stowaways (3 and under) Free
  • Ships Crew – 1 Adult & 3 children or 2 Adults & 2 children £18
  • Gang of Five – 2 Adults & 3 Children or 1 Adult & 4 Children

Open all year round and floodlit.

Kingswood, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EP

01405 741343

 

 

 

Pugneys Country Park (incl Pugneys Light Railway)

Situated one mile from J39 of the M1, it is a 300 acre park – facilities for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing (equipment available to hire). Cycle hire available too. There is also a pirate playground.

Pugneys Light Railway is the scale miniature railway operating within Pugney’s Country Park during the summer and most school holidays.

Blown Away adventure trail : Zoom the zip line, snap yourself in the face boards, solve the puzzle boards, count the Geese, make some noise and more…a circular route around the lake accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Asdale Road, off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ

Quarry Park (Nature Reserve), Dunsville

A former quarrying site is now an award-winning park and local nature reserve, with a wide range of things to see and do.

There is a toddler play area, with slide, swings, a rope net pyramid and sand pit, plus a junior play area with climbing frame, tightrope walk, a hammock and zipwire. There is also a playing field and sports facilities including a multi-use games area and outdoor gym equipment.

Enjoy one of the walking routes and nature walks, along with an orienteering course if you want to do some exploring.

As a nature reserve, you will be able to see a variety or wildlife, so it’s a great place for a nature trail.

Quarry Park is just over 5 miles outside Doncaster town centre on the A18 to Dunsville. Parking facilities are available near to the Post Office on the High Street, Dunsville.

 

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

All areas re-open from 17th May 2021 – Family theme park

Newark, NG22 8HX

01623 882773

Sandall Beat Wood

A great place to enjoy the outdoors in woodland, enjoying a picnic, walking and playing.

There is a play area, sensory area and car parking.

Covill’s Trail is a 2km circular path through the wood, suitable for pushchairs.

If you need it, the postcode for Sandall Beat Road is DN2 6JP.

 

Savoy Doncaster Kids Club

From July 24th, every Saturday  & Sunday morning 

Kids Clubs showings are every Saturday and Sunday morning (and every day during school holidays)

Tickets are £2.15 per person (all adults must be accompanied by a child)

Savoy Doncaster, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1

 

Savoy Doncaster

NEW Cinema, Opened 17th May 2021

Waterdale, DN1

 

 

 

Summer Holiday Forest School Sessions

Based at Doncaster College.

07513 123855

Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm

Now Open everyday for Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, Sandwiches, Bar, Crazy Golf, Children’s Go Karts, Play Area.

11am-5pm

Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
01302 842 954

Sunnybank Gardens & the Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm

Re-Open from 29th March

  • Crazy Golf 11-5pm
  • Takeaway ice creams
  • Burgers & Hot Dogs

Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH

Tenpin Doncaster

Enjoy bowling in Doncaster at Tenpin

Re-open from 17th May 2021

  • Bowling
  • Table Tennis, Air Hockey & Pool
  • Food and drink
  • Arcade Machines
  • Birthday Parties

The Leisure Park Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7NW

The Hideout – Hatfield Moors

 

Quickest route to the Hideout, is the Blue Walking route around Hatfield Moors, then you will see their sign.

Or to find the Hideout at Hatfield Moors with  the What3words app use – BAKING.SNOWY.PROPER

Hatfield Moors, DN7 6DS

 

The Pottery Click and Collect

07914 246122

The Pottery, Gainsborough Road, Everton, Doncaster, DN10 5BW

 

The Steel Cauldron – Wizard Themed Tea Room

Great for Harry Potter fans!

  • Wizards afternoon tea

See our review here

3 Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 5BL

 

The Wool Market Doncaster

The whole family can enjoy a meal at The Wool Market – even if you all fancy different things!

From Pizza to Ice Cream there is something for everyone:

Indoor seating reopen from 17th May 2021

  • Don Valley Tap
  • Hungry Dragon
  • Liquor Lab
  • Lollie Jades Cupcakes
  • Mr Mac
  • Movida
  • Rustic Burger Co
  • Rustic Pizza Co
  • Scrapes Ice Cream
  • Taste Peru
  • Zaytuna
  • Indian Food Hawker

Wool Market Doncaster. Market Place, DN1 1BN

Thoresby Park

Covid19 Update: Reopen from 4th July.

  • Parking £1 for up to an hour or £3 for a full day. Season passes also available if you are a regular visitor. Only accepting card payments.

Thoresby Park, about 40 mins from Doncaster, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old.

Opening times are from 10.30am until 5.00pm, admission is free, we visited recently (Dec 2019) and they were building a new car park.

Beautiful surroundings, arts and crafts gallery, outside play area and seasonal trails. There is lots of space to run around and picnic.

There is a licensed cafe and some shops in the courtyard.

Thoresby Park, Thoresby Courtyard, Nr Ollerton, , United Kingdom

 

Thorne Summer Festival

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 2021

Thorne Memorial Park

 

Tickhill Alpacas

Alpaca walking and glamping.

Alpaca Countryside walk – £20 per Alpaca

Alpaca Glamping – £95 per night/sleeps 6

Sunny Acres, Hindley Lane Off Apy Hill Lane, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9BF

Karen: 07881 309 166

Tiny Tots Big Weekend

July 3rd 2021

A fun filled festival dedicated to the littlest people in your life! Especially for babies to pre-schoolers it’s a perfect family day out. Activities include soft play, storytellers, meet and greets, inflatables, mud kitchens and more.

Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-d-Lings, LN2 2NA

Tropical Butterfly House

Meet the mini beasts and meerkats, butterflies, birds and amazing wildlife from around the world…plus there is an amazing adventure park and wet play park.

Indoor areas are now open from 17th May 2021

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
01909 569 416 / info@butterflyhouse.co.uk

Twisted Skatepark Doncaster

NEW indoor Skatepark

01302 439875

Doncaster, DN5 8AF

Uncle Henry’s Farmyard Crazy Golf

9-Hole Farmyard Crazy Golf Course open from Thursday 2nd July.

Situated in a walled garden, sessions are available every half an hour Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-3.30pm.

£4 per player, tickets must be pre-booked online.

The online staggered booking system ensures social distancing.

They have a maize maze opening in time for the summer holidays too, plus a cafe and farm shop.

Book tickets 

We visited (4th July) and it was brilliant. We were the only household in the crazy golf area, everything was sanitised. The kids even got a play on the play area which was open (allowing max 8 children, with requirements that children from different households don’t play on the same equipment at the same time. My children were able to rotate around the equipment taking turns with other children who were using the play area at the same time. Hand sanitiser was at the gate to be used before entry). Mr Mumbler bought some amazing sausages from the farm shop!

Uncle Henry’s, Grayingham Grange Farm, Grayingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 4JD

We Wonder Festival at Wentworth Woodhouse

31st July – 1st August 2021 

WE WONDER festival is back – Land, Art & Dance. Whether you fanc a silent disco in the woods, want to watch a new and inspiring dance piece of take part in a family workship, Yorkshire Dance will be offering a range of exciting activities.

With yoga sessions, a kid’s zone and delicious food and drink, there’s something for all the family to enjoy.

Adult £12, Child £6 (Family 2 adults & 2 children £30.00)

Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7TQ

Wentworth Family Farm

Open daily from 10am

£2.95 adults, £2.75 children & concessions, Under 2’s free

01226 360864

Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse has some amazing gardens to explore, brilliant for families.

We visited in the summer and had a brilliant time, lots of quirky things to find. See our mumbler review HERE 

Williams Den

Williams Den is an exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a customer designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside.

Children can run wild and explore to their hearts content!

Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Doncaster is home to the UK’s No. 1 walk through wildlife adventure!

You are guaranteed some family fun at the home of some of the most amazing animals on the planet, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions, tigers, black rhino and the new Usurri brown bears.

Open from 10am-6pm, last entry to the park is at 5pm.

Having visited the Wildlife Park many many times, we always love it! It’s a full day of fun, our favourites being the giraffes and the lions! My children also love the play areas (of which there are plenty – indoors and outside).

See our most recent Mumbler review here 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Brockholes Lane
Branton
DN4 6T
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