Ranger Experiences

Have you ever wanted to work with animals? Whether you’re a budding young ranger or if your childhood dream was to work with animals, our shadow a ranger experience may be for you.


Junior Ranger

For the budding young enthusiast! Always wanted to work with the animals? Then why not accompany one of our Animal Rangers for a lively and enjoyable session at YWP. Be prepared to get dirty and smelly as you clean out the enclosures, help prepare diets and feed the animals.

See how we record observations, do health checks and provide enrichment for some of our many animals on site. This is the chance to get “hands on” and get a glimpse into the world of an Animal Ranger. Participants will also receive a certificate pack as a record of their achievement. This must be pre-booked in advance. Early booking is recommended for this popular experience. Don’t forget your camera as there are some great opportunities for photos!

Junior Ranger Experience
Junior Ranger Experience
Junior Ranger Experience
Junior Ranger Details
Price: £120pp (for children ten to fifteen years).
Availability: Doncaster school term time-Weekends only
Doncaster school holiday time-Everyday
Activity time: 9am – 12 noon or 1pm to 4pm
Age Suitability: 10 – 15 years old only. Participating adults can participate for the same experience price.
Price is per person. Price includes entry into the Wildlife Park.
Maximum Number of People: 2
“My daughter was bought a junior ranger experience here recently and it was absolutely fantastic!!! I can’t recommend it enough! The wonderful staff opened the cafe to us early so we didn’t have to wait for her in the cold before the park opened. We had a fantastic breakfast in there while we waited. The best part of the experience was the zookeeper Karl Hudson (no relation), he was fantastic with the girls!

He taught them lots of interesting things about each of the animals, brought my daughter out of her shell (he couldn’t get a word in by the end bless him) and really encouraged her love of animals while showing her how to be respectful of their space. I honestly can’t praise him enough, he deserves a pay rise! It was certainly an experience my daughter will never forget! Thank you!”Amy Hudson

This purchase will be processed as a gift voucher valid for 1 year from date of purchase. Recipient must call to book this experience. Book online using the button below or contact (01302) 535057 Ext.70 and speak to a member of the visitor services department.

We request that visitors with restricted mobility please ring our visitor services team on 01302 535057 to discuss individual requirements before booking.

Buying as a Gift? We also offer special Experience Gift Vouchers! An ideal present for animal lovers of all ages.


Shadow a Ranger

A “grown up” version of a Junior Ranger, but with more “hands on” opportunities behind the scenes. If your childhood dream was to work with animals, then join one of our Rangers to find out how we keep our animals happy and healthy while undertaking our valuable conservation work.

Don’t wear your Sunday best as you’ll be sure to get dirty as you “shadow” a YWP team member through their daily routine. Participants will also receive a certificate pack as a record of their achievement. This must be pre-booked in advance. Early booking is recommended for this popular experience.

Shadow a Ranger Experience
Shadow a Ranger Experience
Shadow a Ranger Experience
Shadow a Ranger Details
£150pp (for Adults sixteen or over).
Availability: Doncaster school term time-Weekends only
Doncaster school holiday time-Everyday.
Activity time: 9am – 12 noon or 1pm to 4pm
Age Suitability: 16 years old and above only.
Price is per person. Price includes entry into the Wildlife Park.
Maximum Number of People: 2

This purchase will be processed as a gift voucher valid for 1 year from date of purchase. Recipient must call to book this experience. Book online using the button below or contact (01302) 535057 Ext.70 and speak to a member of the visitor services department.

We request that visitors with restricted mobility please ring our visitor services team on 01302 535057 to discuss individual requirements before booking.

Buying as a Gift? We also offer special Experience Gift Vouchers! An ideal present for animal lovers of all ages.

Terms and conditions apply. All experiences are subject to availability.
All our experiences are subject to strict health and safety regulations. Visitors must adhere to the Rangers instructions at all times during an experience.
No Experiences are available during Bank Holidays and Bank Holiday weekends or other public holidays.
Weekends and School Holidays only Excluding Bank Holidays. All experiences must be pre-booked in advance except mini meerkat and baboon experiences.
We reserve the right to cancel or change experiences.

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