Safari Nights

Summer Safari Nights are back for 2022! Bringing together an incredible day out plus an evening of live headline music.

Every August, our WildLive Safari Nights offer you the chance to see some of the world’s most amazing animals and enjoy an evening of LIVE music. We've just released tickets for next year so read on to find out who will be performing for Summer 2022...

All concert tickets INCLUDE full day entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, plus children under 3 go free!

Live entertainment starts in the early evening, with local bands, acoustic acts and other family entertainment before the headliners hit the concert arena and conclude with a spectacular bang-less Firework finale to remember!

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year! Whitney – Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

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Russell Watson

Singing sensation Russell Watson will be performing a spectacular concert right here at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Summer 2022, featuring Best of the West End, Classical Proms and more of his fantastic career highlights. The concert will see Russell return to the Safari stage for the second time since his first performance in 2018.

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STEPS

Get ready for a STEPtacular evening of music and dancing. 

Join us at Yorkshire Wildlife Park as Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa return to the stage right here at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

With 3 number one albums, 21 million record sales, 250 million streams & 7 sold-out national arena tours under their belts the band’s hits include '5,6,7,8', 'Tragedy', 'One for Sorrow', 'What the future holds' and more from across the decades. 

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The concert arena is a large outdoor space with no provided seating. You are welcome to bring along your own foldable (low back) chair or picnic blanket. Please see the below FAQ for more details.

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Most of our guests choose to sit on picnic rugs / picnic chairs at the concerts. You can of course choose to stand or dance the evening away! If you wish to be seated please bring along your own foldable picnic (low back) chair, rug or picnic blanket. Only one chair per person will be allowed. No tables or other equipment is permitted. Chairs will not be allowed immediately in front of the stage for the safety of guests who choose to stand.

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Complimentary car parking is provided in our new car park located off Hurst Lane, Auckley, DN9 3HQ. This new car park is approximately a 20 minute walk from the concert arena and is free of charge.

Parking close to the Concert Arena is included with all Gold Concert Admission Tickets. Silver or Bronze ticket holders may purchase Arena Parking separately if they would like to park closer to the concert arena. Arena Parking can be pre-purchased online at an additional cost of £15.00 per vehicle. This can only be purchased online in advance. Arena Parking is located near DN4 6TB and can be accessed at any time from 10.00am along with entry to the Wildlife Park.

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Concert tickets are valid for all-day admission to the Wildlife Park plus the Concert. Admission to the wildlife park is valid from 10am. Last entry into the Wildlife Park is at 7pm, animal walk-throughs and play areas are open until 7.30pm. Some areas of the park may close earlier.

The arena gates open at 17.45 with entertainment starting at around 18.00. The main act will start at approximately 7pm and continues until just after 9pm with a spectacular family-friendly (low-noise) firework finale.

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Yes, Children under the age of 3 MUST hold a valid under 3’s ticket to be admitted free of charge.

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The concert areas is divided into three separate spectator areas. Each ticket holder may only access the corresponding zone specified on their ticket. Gold is located closest to the stage with Bronze located at the rear of the arena. Please see the concert arena layout map for details. Gold ticket holders also benefit from car parking located closer to the arena entrance.

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Awnings, gazebos or other tents of any kind are not allowed. These are likely to block the view of other guests.

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There will be a range of hot and cold food, plus non-alcoholic drinks on sale within the concert arena.

You are welcome to pack the champers and hampers to accompany your evening. Food and drink will be allowed in the arena for personal consumption. Cool boxes and hampers are also allowed. Other picnic equipment e.g. tables are not permitted. Fires, BBQs, flames or heating devices of any kind are strictly prohibited.

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You can bring wine in glass bottles for personal consumption. Please do not bring any other glass items including drinking glasses into the arena. Please choose food and drink in alternative packaging. Help us to keep the park tidy and all our guests safe by either taking your rubbish home or by using the rubbish bins located throughout the arena.

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There are no ATM machines at the venue. However, all outlets accept card, contactless and mobile payments.

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Designated male, female and accessible port-a toilets will be provided within the concert arena.

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Photography / video taken at Yorkshire Wildlife Park cannot be used for any commercial purpose. Professional photographic equipment, video cameras, or audio recording devices are not allowed within the concert arena. The use of Aerial Drones, radio controlled helicopters and UAV devices of any design and configuration are strictly prohibited due to local air traffic restrictions.

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Assistance dogs are allowed. No other animals are allowed on site. As the welfare of animals is one of our key objectives, we also do not allow pets to be left in vehicles.

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To avoiding blocking the view for other audience members, it is better to bring a coat with a hood. Large golfing type umbrellas are not allowed in the concert arena.

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Please come suitably prepared and ensure that your footwear is suitable for grass parkland. The concert will go ahead rain or shine. The concert would only be cancelled in extreme weather. The Wildlife Park, or select areas of the Park may be closed due to extreme weather.

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No bikes, scooters, balance bikes or skateboards are allowed on site. For those arriving by bicycle, racks are provided in the Hive entrance plaza – Bikes are left at the owners risk. We do not provide facilities to recharge mobility scooters or electric wheelchairs.

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New for 2022! The bangless fireworks will be replaced with a spectacular laser light display.

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No child under the age of 16 will be admitted to the event unless they are accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over at all times. Proof of age may be requested upon entry. Yorkshire Wildlife Park reserves the right to determine the ratio of adults in relation to children required for adequate supervision.

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Accessibility information, about our concert events:

We want our WildLive Safari Nights concerts to be enjoyable and accessible for everyone.

Given the style of our concerts, the audience typically either stands, or sits on picnic blankets. We encourage everyone to bring the champers and hampers, along with your own portable seating / small fold-out chairs if required.

The site we use for the event is a green field – it’s a grass surface and doesn’t have any pathways. Mostly, the area is reasonably flat and even, as it’s regularly used for car parking. Nevertheless, please consider the ground conditions, and the possible impact of the changeable British weather, when deciding what facilities or equipment you wish to bring.

Our guests with mobility issues will have admission to the concert field 10 minutes before general entry.

The Wildlife Park opened a new entrance in summer 2021. It is approximately a 25 minute walk from the new main entrance and car parks, to the concert arena. Guests with mobility issues will however be able to park adjacent to the concert arena.

There will be a seated viewing area immediately in front of the stage available for wheelchair users and people with other disabilities, who need to remain seated during the show and for whom the standard viewing areas are not suitable. There is limited space in this area, and therefore we prioritise access for guests with long term disabilities. Once the area is full, we will not be able to provide access for further guests. This means that unfortunately the area is not available for guests who are able to stand or provide their own seating during the show, are pregnant, or have temporary health conditions, e.g. are using crutches / have a broken limb.

To reserve a space in this area, subject to availability, please call Yorkshire Wildlife Park 01302 535057 during opening hours to speak with a member of our contact centre team.

Due to the restricted space, guests using this viewing area may be accompanied by one other person. Proof of disability will be required to provide you with access to the viewing area.

An accessible toilet will be located close by, and there will be a large screen which will be showing close-ups of the acts as they perform.

Customers are advised that strobe and other lighting effects may be used during the performance.

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To get back to your car after the concert, please leave the arena via the back exit located next to the food, drink and gift shop stalls and follow instructions from our stewards.

Please do not try to leave the arena via the Safari Store as this will be closed.

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Yes, we have two drop off and pick up points. The pick up point closest to the arena is located at our Warning tongue Lane entrance. Alternatively we have a pick up point at the Yorkshire Hive.

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There is a allocated disabled car park next to the concert arena, please just show your blue badge on arrival. you do NOT need to book priority parking if you hold a disabled blue badge. 

We do have limited access to a area in front of the stage for one person in a wheelchair and one carer. These spaces are limited and can be booked over the phone on a first come first served basis. to reserve your space please call our dedicated team on 01302 535057. 

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