Accessibility

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has made every best effort to make the park accessible to everyone who visits us.


Pre-Arrival

For full details of directions to the park, public transport to the park and an interactive map showing our location please visit our How to get Here page on our website. Alternatively you can plan your journey by using our postcode DN4 6TB and visiting www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp

The nearest railway station and bus station (which are located in joining buildings) are located in Doncaster town centre, a 15-20 minute bus journey, the 57 to finningley bus drops you off in the village of Branton, a 10 minute walk away from the park down Brockholes Lane. If you require a taxi from the train/bus station there are taxis available outside the train station, alternatively you can book one in advance by clicking here.

Car Parking and Arrival

Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) has on site car parking, with approximately 2,650 car parking spaces and 120 disabled parking spaces reserved for blue badge holders only.

If you are getting dropped off at the park, there is a convenient drop off point right outside the main entrance to the park.

The main entrance to the park through the gift shop has automatic doors which are double width.

Once in the gift shop, the flooring is level and paved throughout.

Alternatively you can access the park at the side of the gift shop, which is also level and paved.

Courtyard

The courtyard is level and paved throughout.

The visitor information station is located to the immediate left as you enter the courtyard, there are two points of access to the information station, an access ramp with a shallow incline and steps adjacent to the ramp.

The courtyard is well lit with artificial lighting for the winter months where sunlight is reduced and also for night events.

Café’s

YWP has 3 main café’s throughout the park, with lots of snack bars open subject to visitor numbers. Safari Café is located towards the centre of the main courtyard and is free to enter without paying for entrance to the main park. Safari Café serves bistro food and is accessible to those in wheelchairs with large double doors that remain open throughout the day. The upper level of Safari Café can be accessed via the entrance to the toilets in the courtyard through to single width doors.

Monkey Playhouse Café is located inside the main park, immediately in front of the park entrance kiosks. Monkey Playhouse Café serves fast food and is accessible to those in wheelchairs with two double width doors that remain open, staff are on hand to assist if needed.

¡Caramba! café is located in the centre of the park, left of the crossroads. ¡Caramba! café is an outside café serving South American food accessible to those in wheelchairs.

If you have any special dietary requirements, don’t hesitate to let a member of staff in the relevant café’s know and they will do their best to accommodate your needs.

Public toilets

Toilet facilities are located throughout the park, see below:

Car park: No disabled toilets, 1 male toilet and 1 female toilet.

Safari Café: 1 disabled toilet with baby changing and hoist (dimensions=2.3m x 2.0m, door width=890mm), 2 male toilets with 4 urinals and 5 female toilets with baby changing.

Adjacent to meerkat enclosure: 1 disabled toilet with baby changing (dimensions=2.9m x 1.6m, door width=1000mm), 1 male toilet with 3 urinals and 4 female toilets.

Monkey Playhouse Café: 2 disabled toilets with baby changing (dimensions=1.9m x 1.5m, door width=800mm), 3 male toilets with urinal trough and baby changing and 8 female toilets with baby changing.

Caramba: 2 disabled toilets with baby changing (dimensions=2.1m x 2.1m, door width=910mm, 2 male toilets with urinal trough and 7 female toilets.

Giraffe toilets: 1 disabled toilet with baby changing (dimensions=2.9m x 1.6m, door width= 1000mm), 1 male toilet with 3 urinals and 4 female toilets.

Paths

The majority of the pathways throughout the main park are hard standing and level, with some shallow gradients in certain areas. All pathways are accessible to wheelchair users. As it is an outside attraction, we do advise visitors to dress appropriately, i.e. sturdy shoes etc. Pathways around the park are due to be resurfaced during during the winter of 2015-16.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the park, except in animal walkthrough areas.

Manual Wheelchairs

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge subject to availability, if you would like to book a wheelchair for your visit please ring our visitor services team on 01302 535057.

If you would like to discuss your personal or a member of your groups accessibility needs, don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone on 01302 535057 or by email at info@yorkshirewildlifepark.com.

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