Whether you are just visiting YWP for a school visit or adding an education session on to your day, your students are guaranteed to have an amazing educational trip at YWP.


Take a wild Educational visit to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park! Explore Project Polar, home to the only Polar Bears in England! Engage in national curriculum linked interactive activities and get hands-on with incredible creatures and unique artefacts.

Spot some of the worlds most endangered animals including Amur Leopards and Tigers.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the perfect fun and safe environment for your next educational expedition and our dedicated award-winning team will take the stress out of planning your trip!

School visits at YWP are self guided (under 16’s must be supervised at all times), although education sessions can be booked to enhance your visit (please see below).


Why not incorporate an award-winning education session into your day with us? We have lots of fantastic sessions to choose from, for all key stages, from Foundation stage to Key stage 2. A lot of our education sessions are linked to the national curriculum, click the tabs below to pick the relevant key stage!

Aren’t animals amazing

During this general fun, hands on education session students will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of animals. They will observe and touch a range of animal artefacts such as skulls, claws, feathers and at least one live animal. If you would prefer, this session could be tailored to be just hands on with more of our animals which includes a variety of invertebrates.

Animal story time

Choose between a story all about Chomp the Meerkats’ adventure around the park or our brand new story for 2017 ‘Joeys Journey’ about the little wallaby that was too scared to jump. Both stories incorporate lots of animal artefacts, plenty of actions, noises and guess work!

Links to the early learning goals

We offer a unique opportunity to excite children’s imaginations with the richness and diversity of the animal kingdom. We offer fun and lively sessions which help to deliver all prime areas of the foundation stage curriculum whether that is during the session or during your own follow up work. It is a cross-curricular experience which provides stimulus for all of the early learning goals, click here for more information. Education sessions are £1.50 extra per pupil, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply, please see the table below for more prices.

Primary School Trip
Primary School Trip
Primary School Trip


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 hands-on interactive sessions are sure to enhance your students’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Additional adults/teacher £14.00
Students (aged 3-16) £7.00
Students (16+) £8.00
2 year olds £4.00
Education session (per child) £1.50, a minimum charge of 25 children may apply.
FREE Adult admission ratio: Primary 1 Adult : 5 Children

Education bookings are for a minimum of 10 children/students.


Booking a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park is easy! Just click the button below and follow the steps.


We know booking school trips can sometimes be a bit stressful, so if you do have any queries or just want to speak to a member of the Education team don’t hesitate to contact us on 01302 535057 EXT:77 or fill in the contact form below:

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