Higher and Further Education

Yorkshire Wildlife Park provides a unique opportunity to inspire students on a wide range of courses, from business to animal management, YWP has something for everyone. Educational visits are self guided, however we recommend booking an education session, to enhance your visit.


Higher and further education school visits

Education visits at YWP are self guided, although education sessions can be booked to enhance your visit (see below). During your day, attend scheduled ranger talks and animal feeding times. Chat to our friendly rangers to learn more about our wildlife. Enjoy our peaceful woodland surroundings and picnic at any of our lovely picnic areas. With so much to do, you are sure to enjoy your day!

Pricing & Booking

The prices for education visits without education sessions can be seen in the table below, you must have 10 or more students in your group to qualify for these prices. You are more than welcome to use annual passes to enter for free however education session prices still apply.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Adults £13.50
Students (16+) £7.50
Education session (per student) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.

You must pre-book to receive discounted education rates. Why not incorporate an education session into your visit for just £1.50 extra per child, these hand-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. See below for more information.


Higher and further education sessions

Environmental enrichment

Find out more about YWP’s environmental enrichment programme and get hands on with different examples used throughout the park. Why not book the extended session – giving the students chance to make their own enrichment for our animals.

Enclosure design

Join us to find out more about enclosure design at YWP, with given examples and a group activity.

Conservation at YWP

Learn more about YWP’s conservation work. Session includes a presentation on the conservation projects that YWP are involved in, breeding programs as well as looking at items seized by HM revenues and customs.

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Conservation

Roles of modern zoos

Discover how zoos have changed over time and how YWP are involved in education, conservation and research.

Marketing

Find out more about YWP and its marketing campaigns & strategies, the session includes targeted marketing activity and examples of campaigns.

YWP as a business

Our award winning park is the nation’s fastest growing wildlife attraction. This session gives students an inside look at the park right from the beginning and our mission statement up to the present day. Perfect for course work case studies!

Customer services

An in depth look at the importance of customer service and how it is implemented at the park: a presentation and a customer needs activity.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Adults £13.50
Students (16+) £7.50
Education session (per student) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.

You must pre-book to receive discounted education rates. Why not incorporate an education session into your visit for just £1.50 extra per child, these hand-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. See below for more information.


Post 16 behind the scenes experiences

Please ring to check availability and discuss your requirements.

Baboon Interactive Experience

Perfect for students studying animal behaviour modules. This experience provides students with a unique opportunity to safely interact with our mischievous baboons using our interactive enrichment devices. This is only bookable for the autumn/winter months (Dec, Jan & Feb) for students 16+. A maximum of 20 people per group, no minimum number.

This session is £100 per group, this price does not include entry to the park.

Behind the scenes tour of the lion house

Visit the areas not normally viewed by our regular visitors and meet some of our famous rescue lions. This experience is run by one of our experienced carnivore keepers and is recommended for students on animal related courses. This is only bookable for the autumn/winter months (Dec, Jan & Feb) for students 16+. A maximum of 20 people per group, no minimum number.

This session is £100 per group, this price does not include entry to the park.

Brand new for winter 2016 – extended enrichment session

This extended hour long animal enrichment session is a unique opportunity to get hands on with YWP animal enrichment items and make your own enrichment for our animals.

This session is available for a maximum of 32 students per group and is only bookable for the autumn/winter months (Dec, Jan & Feb) for students 16+. Normal education rate/admission rates apply.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Adults £13.50
Students (16+) £7.50
Education session (per student) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.

You must pre-book to receive discounted education rates. Why not incorporate an education session into your visit for just £1.50 extra per child, these hand-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. See below for more information.

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