Yorkshire Wildlife Park & Safari Village Terms of Entry.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Recognising the current uncertainty around self-isolation and the spread of coronavirus, we are offering all paying guests entering in March, a voucher for a free return visit, valid until 6th July 2020. In addition, customers can now purchase tickets online, on the day of their visit. This will help to provide speedy admission to the Park,  and reduce the physical contact between our guests and staff. We encourage guests who wish to pay at the gate, to use contactless / card payments whenever possible, rather than cash.

No pets or dogs are permitted into the Park but dogs are permitted in Safari Village, kennel facilities are not provided. Dogs cannot be left in vehicles.

The Park is a non smoking area and smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Wildlife Park. This includes all types of e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

A Smoking Area has been provided in the Safari Village.

Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a adult at all times.

Balls are not permitted in the the Safari Village or Wildlife Park.

No barbecues or open fires are allowed in the the Safari Village or Wildlife Park.

No bikes, scooters or skateboards are allowed in the Safari Village or Wildlife Park. Bike Racks are provided in the Disabled Car Park and the Safari Village Courtyard – Bikes are left at owners own risk. We do not provide facilities to recharge mobility scooters or electric wheelchairs.

Height and age restrictions (including specific clothing requirements) apply in the Zoom Super Slide Barn and Monkey Play House. All guests must abide by the specific safety rules enforced within these locations. Please refer to safety information boards at each locations for full details.

The speed limit in the car park is 15 mph and must be kept to at all times.


CCTV Cameras are in operation throughout the site for the purpose of security and the protection of visitors.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park reserves the right to ask any participant to leave the site should they behave in an inappropriate or unsafe manner.

Digital Recording and Photography

Any photographs, digital images or video recordings made during a visit to the wildlife park may only be for personal use. The sale of photographs, digital images or video recordings for profit is strictly prohibited without express prior permission. Please contact us for further details info@yorkshirewildlifepark.com. The use of Aerial Drones, radio controlled helicopters and UAV devices of any design and configuration is strictly prohibited.

By accepting these terms of entry, you agree that Yorkshire Wildlife Park may use any photographs and/or video or other recordings taken at Yorkshire Wildlife Park for sales and promotional purposes without expressed permission.

Booking Online – Day Tickets

Yorkshire Wildlife Park operate an online ticket system which allows you to book for a specific date. Tickets are only valid on the date for which they were purchased. These tickets are non refundable. The ticketing system can be accessed directly at https://myaccount.yorkshirewildlifepark.com. Users of the ticketing system will need a valid email address and an active credit/debit card to make payment. Users will be asked to create an account so that details of the orders placed can be accessed at a later date. The ticketing system can be accessed from mobile devices, smart phones and tablets.  Online tickets must be validated prior to visiting by following instructions on the booking confirmation email.

One amendment to a pre-booked full priced tariff ticket can be pre-arranged per booking. The date amendment can made my contacting our Visitor Services team prior to your visit. Any additional amendment will incur an administration fee. Date alterations can only be made within the same seasonal period. Changes made to a different seasonal period may incur an up-charge. No refunds of any description will be offered on pre-booked tickets.

When attending Yorkshire Wildlife Park the Day Ticket or valid booking reference must be presented at the Entry Kiosks. This will be sign posted from the main car park and Safari Village area. You can either print out your email receipt or present your smart phone with a copy of the email receipt open on the screen. A member of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Visitor Services Team will then check your ticket to authenticate it prior to entry.

One time use voucher issued upon arrival of the initial visit to the park. Return visit must be made before Sunday 6th July 2020. Voucher is valid for a single return visit with a party size equal to or smaller than the original visit. Exclusions apply, see full T&Cs. The original return visit voucher must be presented upon entry during the return visit.


Booking Online – Special Events

Yorkshire Wildlife Park operate an online ticket system which is used to provide tickets for special events such as (but not limited to) Wild Live Safari Nights. Tickets purchased for specific events are only valid for those events and will only be valid on the dates specified on the ticket. These tickets are non refundable, non transferable and subject to the terms specified for the event.


Cancellation, Refunds and Changes to Published Information

Once you have made a purchase online, you are unable to cancel your order or obtain a refund except in exceptional circumstances. If you wish to amend the date of your standard full priced pre-booked day ticket please contact us and we will be able to assist you further. Refunds are not available for any Experiences, Gifts, Admission Tickets or Annual Pass purchases.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park will endeavour to ensure all our animal reserves, play areas and restaurants are open at all times. However, we reserve the right at our discretion, without refund or compensation, to close any or all of the Wildlife Park at any time, including any activities scheduled as part of our advertised programme, alter our opening times, or restrict the number of people who have access.

Reasons for full or partial closure may include capacity, adverse weather, special events, safety and security reasons concerning our guests or animals, or any event outside our control. Where possible we will provide prior notice of closure, but reserve the right to act without notice.

If the whole Park is closed for any reason, we may at our discretion offer replacement tickets for admissions or experiences on an alternative date in full compensation for purchases made prior to the closure.

In the event of full closure of up to 30 consecutive days there will be no refund, compensation or adjustment to Annual Passes. In the event of full closure lasting longer than 30 consecutive days, we may at our discretion extend the length of time for which existing annual passes are valid.



Essential Information

Ensure that you arrive around 15mins prior to your experience at the Information Station. For Giraffe experiences please arrive at the Information Station at least 30mins prior.

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, we cannot guarantee that all animals and exhibits specified will be available. Yorkshire Wildlife Park reserves the right to alter or cancel the experience at any time. We will give as much notice as possible; however this cannot always be guaranteed.

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. Please be advised that it is your responsibility to inform us if you have any medical conditions that you or your doctor feel we should be aware of to ensure your safety.

Due to the nature of our animal experiences, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with disabilities or learning difficulties. If you believe this may affect you, please contact our visitor services team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

Some experiences require participants to be quite physically fit because of the nature and demands of the experience.

We reserve the right to ask you not to continue with an experience if we feel you are not physically able to partake.

All children must be accompanied by a partaking full-paying adult for the duration of the experience (see experience prices for details. Adult 16+). The ‘Junior Ranger’ experiences does not require an accompanying adult (however can be paid for in addition if requested).

Please listen to the animal ranger at all times. Your safety as well as the welfare of the animals is their upmost priority. As such, the animal ranger can stop the experience at any time should they feel necessary.

Animal Adopters can claim a 10% discount on an Annual Pass, in exchange for the 10% voucher included in the Adoption Box. Lost, stolen or missing vouchers cannot be replaced.

Footwear (experiences only)

DO NOT wear open toed shoes – It may be necessary, for participants to use a disinfectant footbath. PLUS there is always the chance that the animals may take an interest in your toes!

Please ensure suitable, robust and comfortable footwear is worn.

Clothing (experiences only)

DO NOT wear dresses, skirts or shorts.

Please wear long trousers which you don’t mind getting dirty.

Refrain from wearing jewellery.

Pack waterproofs in case it rains and sun screen and a sun hat if your experience is booked to take place in the summer.

Changes to published Information

Yorkshire Wildlife Park reserves the right to alter the itinerary on any given day due to animal welfare or health issues, but will ensure that if this is the case then the activity will be replaced with another similar task.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park reserves the right to alter dates, times and prices or facilities for any reason without any prior notice.

The management reserves the right to move animals or make alterations or improvements. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Annual Memberships Terms and Conditions

Annual Passes are valid for one full year from the date of purchase unless otherwise specified.

Each Annual Pass requires an individual name and digital photograph of the parson; this photo will be taken at the Information Station and stored on our secure system.

Once an Annual Pass has been purchased, the Pass holder cannot cancel such Annual Pass for the purposes of obtaining a refund. Subject to consumers’ statutory rights, YWP Annual Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Unlimited use throughout the year on normal days of opening at usual entry times 10.00 – 5.15 Main season, 10.00 – 3.15 Winter season. The Park is normally closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. These times and dates are subject to change.

A valid YWP Annual Pass entitles the holder to savings of up to 10% off select food, drink and retail purchases at participating locations. Please see below for more details. Offer valid from January 1st 2019.

Payment can be made by cash, credit, debit cards, online, or by YWP Gift Vouchers. All purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Annual Pass Gift Vouchers can be purchased, to be activated within a three month period.

Children under the age of 3 get free entry to the Park and so do not require an Annual Pass.

Renewed passes will run from the expiry date on the owners’ previous card.

Passes must be produced on entry at the Ticket Kiosks and Yorkshire Wildlife Park reserves the right to refuse entry.

Annual Passes cannot be used in conjunction with Education or School bookings.

YWP reserve the right to change which areas of the park are open on a daily basis. Areas may close with little or no notice when necessary to do so.

The Park may be closed due to extreme weather conditions or other events which are deemed to be critical.

If the Park does unfortunately close for more than one calendar month it is at the discretion of the Board of Directors if Annual Passes are to be extended.

Annual Passes may be used for free entry to events organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, however, some events may be excluded or have an additional entrance fee applied. Check website and event terms of entry for details.

On the presentation of a valid Annual Pass, pass holders may receive discounts and/or benefits from YWP and/or third parties. Such discounts and/or benefits are subject to change. YWP is entitled to remove, change and/or withdraw any or all discounts and/or benefits in its absolute discretion at any time and for any reason.

A saving of up to 10% will be offered to valid Annual Pass holders in participating retail and catering locations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. To receive the saving, you must hand your valid Annual Pass card to a member of staff at the outlet prior to paying. The saving will be calculated on the total cost of the goods purchased. Discount cannot be given retrospectively. Exclusions to this offer include but are not limited to external Safari Village retailers, gift vouchers, tickets/passes, animal experiences, animal adoptions, books, confectionary, dining experiences, external catering, afternoon teas, online sales, items that have already been discounted and selected special retail lines such as Schleich, Vivid Arts, Leon Evans Art, Wilson Design collection, etc. Offers and discounts are subject to change.

Unless stated otherwise, an Annual Pass cannot be used in conjunction with any promotional offer, voucher, coupon, bundle or advance booking discount or with any discount or retail/restaurant incentive. The pass holder is only entitled to the discounts stated in these Terms or such other discounts as made available to pass holders at YWP’s discretion from time to time.

Gift an Annual Pass Renewal

Gift Vouchers are available for the renewal of an existing Annual Pass.
These vouchers are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase, and the existing Pass must expire within this period. The pass holder must visit the Park, in order to redeem the voucher in person.

Annual Pass Renewals

Annual Passes can be renewed up to 3 months prior to the expiry date.  The pass holder must visit the Park, in order to collect their new pass in person.  Renewals will run from the expiry date of the previous pass.


General terms of entry

The YWP reserve the right to charge for parking during events. Details when appropriate will be included in the event promotion.

Pass holders contact details including name, address, phone number(s) and email address, will be recorded on our secure database, for use only by Wild Life Group Ltd.

Pass holders may indicate exemption from recording email addresses, on the Annual Pass application form.

Annual Passes will be available for collection from the Information Station.

All purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Expired or excessively damaged passes cannot be used for entry to the Park.

Lost or stolen passes must be reported to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and can be replaced for a small discretionary admin fee.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park reserves the right to change opening times, dates and facilities without prior notice.

The Park may be closed due to extreme weather conditions.

All visitors to the Park, including Annual Pass holders, are subject to Terms & Conditions as set by Yorkshire Wildlife Park (see above).

YWP reserves the right to amend or alter these terms and conditions when necessary.

Our Visitor Services Team can help with any enquiries. Tel: 01302 535057


Afternoon Teas

Afternoon Teas must be booked 48 hours in advance and full payment must be taken in advance. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know on time of booking either over the telephone or by e mailing bookings@yorkshirewildifepark.com stating the day and time of your bookings.

Afternoon Tea bookings can be transferred if the request is made 48 hours prior to the booking but are non-refundable.


Wild Weather Days

From time to time we may issue a wild weather day – keep an eye on social media for announcements

Where you can enjoy a BEHIND-THE-SCENES visit to an area normally off-limits to the public.

Location and times announced on-the-day

Indoor activities including wild crafts, covered play areas for your little monkeys and meet our lovable mascot, Victor the Polar Bear

PLUS get a FREE RETURN* ticket valid for up to three months to come back on a day of your choice.

This event is FREE for Annual Pass holders and YWP may change the activities available on the day.


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