Our limited edition Polar Bear Experience is truly a fantastic and unique opportunity to get up close and personal with our four polar bears, impossible anywhere else in the country.

A truly once in a lifetime opportunity to meet our resident Polar Bears up close and personal!

This experience starts before the Park opens to the public so that you can meet Victor, Pixel, Nissan or Nobby. You will start the day with a hearty VIP breakfast in our Safari Café. When you’ve finished your breakfast one of our carnivore rangers will walk you up to Project Polar.

At Project Polar you will get to help one of the carnivore rangers hide enrichment around the Project Polar reserve for the bears to forage. In the house you will have the fantastic opportunity to come face to face with either Victor, Pixel, Nobby or Nissan as you feed them some of their favourite treats!

After the bears have been fed you can watch from the walkway as the bears are released into the 10 acre Project Polar reserve to enjoy the enrichment you left in Project Polar.

This experience is strictly not suitable for children under the age of 8.

  • Polar Bear Experience
  • Polar Bear Experience
  • Polar Bear Experience

Age Suitability: The Polar Bear Experience is suitable for people over the age of 8. All children must be accompanied by a participating full-paying adult (age 16+, see rates below).

Price: £300 per person, minimum of 2 people. (Extra person £250), price includes entry into Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Maximum number of people: A maximum of 5 people are permitted on the Polar Bear 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.

Activity time: 9am – 10.30am.

“We did our VIP Polar Experience at the park on a rain soaked December morning…not troubled at all as the whole thing was fantastic start to finish!! Happy staff at every point of the day, special thanks to ranger Adam for coping with squeamish food prep assistants!! Knowledgeable and fun, this was an awesome experience. Being inches away from a 10’2″ 75 stone bear is a once in a lifetime experience (…unless I book again #polarstalker!). Many many thanks and congratulations on a fantastic park.”

Tina Johnson

Booking for a Polar Bear Experience is easy! You can either book a Polar Bear Experience for a specific date by clicking here or purchase a Polar Bear Experience Voucher as a gift by clicking here.

If you are redeeming a gift voucher, please click here.

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


Booking for a Polar Bear Experience is easy! You can either book a Polar Bear Experience for a specific date or purchase a Polar Bear Experience Voucher as a gift. The recipient can redeem their gift voucher by clicking here.