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Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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All round brilliant experience-a lovely day out!

I was recommended by a friend who used to work at the college and I am ever so grateful because it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tracey I
Melbourne, Australia
Enjoyable day out

We spent a nice day here, it’s only small but plenty of interesting things to see: it’s good for... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park is a brand new visitor attraction in the beautiful historic arboretum at Askham Bryan College. Our mission is to inspire and educate future generations to respect and conserve animals and plants.
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Askham Bryan College | Askham Bryan, York YO23 3FR, England
+44 1904 772270
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very wet day of the Bank holiday. The inside area was vey good but there was not a lot to see outside. I was quite shocked as a large branch came down in front of me on the footpath! Missing me by...More

Thank FaithyLambert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recommended by a friend who used to work at the college and I am ever so grateful because it was the perfect day for family and our friends... Staff were friendly and helpful and the talks they delivered were brillaint and very interactive-we...More

Thank Tracey I
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We spent a nice day here, it’s only small but plenty of interesting things to see: it’s good for children as plenty of places to run around: There is a small cafe but it’s pretty basic, there are plenty of places to sit and have...More

Thank Sal347
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the wildlife park on Sunday afternoon & although there was a few people there, it was by no means crowded. The great thing about this place is they tell you about the reptiles etc. & when the labs are open, they will get...More

Thank N10yorkshire
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Called here today with my 2 year old little boy. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great but it didn’t stop us from braving the wind for a good look around. Good selection of animals and various talks on throughout the day. We went along to the...More

Thank Jodie B
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great place. Great for young families. Take a picnic and make a day of it. Lots of nice open spaces. Picnic area. Kids play area. We thought the bird of prey centre was worth the extra £2 and got to hold Rosie the lovely small...More

Thank scottishfoodlover013
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great day out fantastic talk from Jake really interesting and very informative would definitely go again !!!

Thank samuel153
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to take children, there is a big play area and lots of wildlife to see! There were times throughout the day to be able to get up close to some of the bugs and reptiles. Staff are friendly and informative....More

Thank SarahC8955
Reviewed 22 August 2018

A great day out for children and adults. So many amazing animals to see and learn about, including some really interesting interactive talks from the very friendly and professional staff. There is also a great size outdoor play area, ideal for younger children and also...More

Thank riehol13
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

An absolutely fantastic family day out. We booked a keeper for a day experience for xmas for our 7 year old daughter and attended today. It was absolutely perfect for her. We poop scooped with the tortoises and chinchillas. We met the geckos and bearded...More

Thank sunandsand204
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Tony B
5 July 2017|
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Response from howard00 | Property representative |
Hi Tony, We are only open during weekends and holidays, exact opening dates can be checked on the website. Under 3s are free, other tickets can be purchased via the booking link on the website. Hope that helps!
31 July 2016|
Response from howard00 | Property representative |
We are open for all weekends and holidays from Spring 2017, but are now taking bookings now for animal encounters, keeper for the day experiences, birthday parties etc. These can be booked for any available weekend or... More