Went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park today with my wife and two boys(9 & 12) as a last treat before we went back to work/school and we were not disappointed!
Pricing it up I thought it was going to be expensive but after a quick look online I found a voucher to get one of the kids in free so all four of us got in for £33. Some people might think this still expensive but it kept the chavs out (mostly) so I don't mind paying a bit more!
The lions are excellent, I hear what people are saying about the large enclosures and the animals being too far away but they were so much happier, no pacing back and forth and it was nice to see the tigers relaxing in their nice new purpose built enclosure.
Some of the animals were in enclosures where you were encouraged to walk amongst them and the kids particularly enjoyed this.
I guess the park is a cross between a zoo and a safari park, with you walking through rather than driving! There are more animal arriving in 2012 with the enclosure being purpose built in acres of space, if you could build a zoo from the ground up I guess this is what it would look like!
Can't comment on the cafe because we took a pic nic but there were plenty of other people using the cafe. Loads of pic nic tables, 3 toilet blocks which will be big enough fir now but as the park gets busyier they will need upgrading.
All in all we had a great afternoon and look forward to going back next year to see the new animals. As I said this place will only get better, visit with this in mind and I'm sure you too will have a great day!
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