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Answers to the most frequently asked questions about educational visits to Yorkshire Wildlife Park:

No, a member of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park education team will meet you upon arrival at the park and will escort your party into the park through a separate school entrance located off Warning Tongue Lane. We will confirm numbers in your party and take a contact number from your trip leader in case of any emergencies.

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Pre-booked school visits MUST enter the park via the Warning Tongue Lane entrance only. Please use postcode DN4 6TB.

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Yes, a large, dedicated education group coach and car park is accessible via an intercom-controlled gate from Warning Tongue Lane, DN4 6TB. Pre-booked education groups should NOT enter via the new entrance from Hurst Lane! Ensure your driver is aware of this before departing.

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No, we are unable to accept payment on the day of your visit. All visitors must pre-book and pre-pay for their visits in advance.

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Refunds are currently unavailable for both admission and pre-booked sessions, due to restricted numbers permitted on site and high demand. We can however re-arrange your educational visit to a different day.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park does not offer storage for students’ belongings. Teachers should plan for bags to be carried by children or school staff. Please also make sure that no food or drink is consumed inside the animal walkthrough areas.

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Some pathways are narrow, and others have a one-way system in place which are not suitable for large groups. We are asking all visitors to the park to be mindful of others during their visit. Please use your free adult ratios wisely to do this.

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Yes, you can book the sessions dependant on availability. The content / topic of the sessions may have changed since your last visit, so please check the education session pages for details.

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The education team can check availability of the sessions before you book your visit. We also have virtual and outreach programmes in place. Please see the education pages on this site for more info.

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Many toilets are available as you first enter the park, which are more suitable for larger school groups. These are located opposite the meerkat & mongoose Manor. A member of the team can direct you upon entry.

There is a disabled toilet available in the Safari café toilets in the courtyard with a hoist facility.

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Yes, we would advise visiting in smaller groups to save any queuing on the day. Schools can also pre-order and pay for goody bags.

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We recommend this, as it will help you plan your day and your route around the park. Once you have booked your school visit to us, please complete the pre-visit form to receive your ticket.

If you book Monday – Friday, the YWP education team are available to offer further advice and discuss your education sessions.

Please note that if family members wish to join you when you complete your pre-visit, they will need to pre-book a timed entry admission ticket.

There is a map available to download from our main website or you can download it on our App, rather than the paper version. The YWP App is free through the Apple App Store or via Google Play for android device, simply search for Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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In line with government regulations, it is not mandatory for guests to wear face coverings when visiting but please do so if you wish.

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We will be following government guidelines that have been put in place for outdoor attractions which includes strictly limiting the number of guests at any one time and entry by advanced booking only. We have introduced time slots for our general visitors to ensure that arrivals are spaced out and staff will be monitoring the carpark and queues at the entrance.

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Prices

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Additional adults/teacher £15.50
Students (aged 3-16) £8.50
Students 16+ £9.50
2 year olds £5.50
Carers** £0.00
Education Session (per child)* £1.80

Free adult ratios  >>> Primary = 1 free adult for every 5 students and secondary 1 free adult for every 10 students.

Education bookings are for a minimum of 10 children/students.

*Minimum charge of £45.00 per education session, based on a minimum of 25 student. 

** Adult carers are admitted free of charge at a 1:1 ratio for any students with physical or emotional disabilities, are the subjects of SEND statements or EHCPs, or can provide other evidence of specific needs. A letter from the headteacher / SENCO on school letterhead is acceptable proof. Any additional carers are required to pay normal education admission prices.

Please declare the need for these carers on the education online booking form under the SEN/additional needs field.

Terms and Conditions Education Bookings

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