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 a range of magnificent species in our latest experience – The Alternative Big 5!

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

See some of our most amazing big animals with the VIP Alternative Big 5 experience, as well as enjoying a lovely big breakfast in our Safari Cafe.

See Rhinos, Polar Bears, Giraffes and Lions up close, and be shown behind the scenes by one of our knowledgeable animal rangers in each of these areas!

Please note that this experience is not suitable for children under the age of 10 and you may be on the tour with other parties.

If you do have any allergies or mobility needs, please contact us in advance to discuss suitability. Price includes admission to the park.

  • 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 people over the age of 10. All children must be accompanied by a participating full-paying adult (age 16+, see rates below).

Price: £250 per person, price includes entry into Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Maximum number of people: A maximum of 6 people are permitted on the experience.

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.


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.