Do you dream about coming face-to-face with some of our biggest animals here at Yorkshire Wildlife Park? Well now is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the most magnificent species on our planet!

Get an amazing close-up experience with some of our largest animals at the park!

Delve into a wide world of animals including many of the park’s largest creatures.

The ‘Alternative Big 5’ experience gives you the chance to get up close and personal with a range of magnificent animals including Rhinos, Polar Bears, Giraffes and Lions, plus indulge in a delicious big breakfast at our Safari Cafe.

Head behind the scenes for an amazing close-up experience with your dedicated animal guide. Gain insights into the daily routine of our rangers and learn some incredible facts about the giant inhabitants of Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Enjoy a full fun-packed day as you explore the rest of Yorkshire Wildlife Park at your own pace.

  • The Alternative Big 5 Experience

  • The Alternative Big 5 Experience
  • The Alternative Big 5 Experience

Age Suitability: The Alternative Big 5 Experience is suitable for visitors over the age of 10. All children must be accompanied by a participating full-paying adult (age 16+).

Price: £250 per person, price includes entry into Yorkshire Wildlife Park. This experience is currently only available on Saturdays.

Maximum number of people: A maximum of 6 people are permitted on the experience. This is not an exclusive experience and guests in smaller groups may be combined.

Clothing: Sensible footwear (closed toe) and clothing are required on the experience. We advise you to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Accessibility: Experience involves steps and uneven ground. Visitors with restricted mobility should call 01302 535057 to discuss individual requirements before booking.


Booking ‘The Alternative Big 5 Experience’ is easy! Choose to book either book an ‘Alternative Big 5 Experience’ for a specific date or purchase an ‘Alternative Big 5 Experience’ Voucher as a gift instead. The recipient can redeem their gift voucher by clicking here.