Camping at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Wake up as the sun rises over Yorkshire with bird song and Lions ROARING! Wait... what!?

Stay overnight at Yorkshire Wildlife Park at the WILDEST family-friendly campsite in Yorkshire!

Escape to the great outdoors this Summer!

NEW for 2022 Motorhomes and Campervans are now permitted at Camp Lion! Please be aware that we do not have hard standing pitches or electric hook up though we're afraid. 

During the school Summer holidays you can experience a traditional wild camping escape in the heart of nature at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Where campers of all ages can enjoy an unforgettable fun family night (or two) under the stars.

Not only can you enjoy the thrill of a wild sleepover just a stone’s throw from the incredible animals. Located within ear-shot of Lion Country and right next to Project Polar 2, Camp Lion will give a truly incredible perspective of the park after dark!

PLUS all campers can benefit from an exclusive evening stroll to Evolution Restaurant and the brand-new Wilds Café-Bistro.

Seasoned Camper? Have All the Gear? Let us help you make lasting memories this Summer by booking a standard pitch!

Benefit from:
  • A generous 10mx10m camping pitch
  • Dedicated on-site washroom & shower facilities
  • Exclusive special rates for multi-day park tickets*
  • Stay just a short walk from the park entrance
  • Access to Masai Pizzeria: an evening food & drink takeaway location
  • Enjoy the taste of home comforts at the nearby Breakfast Cabin
  • Wake up to the morning roar of African Lions!

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Two-Day Wildlife Park Admission:

Discounted Two-Day Park tickets can be added to your reservation when booking your pitch online. Simply add these to your basket when booking your pitch.

Adult: £34.50

Child: £31.50

Under 3’s: FREE

Please note that park tickets are not included in the campsite pitch fee. Two day park admission tickets can be used on any two consecutive days during your stay. 

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Check out our mouth watering menus for Camp Lion campers. Pick up a delicious feast and refreshing beverage at Masai Pizzeria or a morning bite from the Breakfast Den!

Camp Lion Menu

Camping Prices 1 Night 2 Nights
Sunday - Thursday
(Off Peak)



Friday - Saturday
(Peak Times)



Absolutely! You can purchase a single day park ticket here. Tickets are only bookable in advance, however you can always pay on the day at the park gates.


Due to limited pitch numbers, advanced bookings are essential!


The campsite is located off the Warning Tongue Lane park entrance. The campsite is located in a large dedicated camping ground a short drive from the main road. Facilities including modern toilet and hot shower facilities. A dedicated pot wash area for dish washing is also available. Please be aware that the pot washing area does not have hot water supply.


We have 10 Luxury Bell Tents available to book. To find out more, click here.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch by calling (01302) 535057 or e mail us at [email protected]

Please note: We do not allow third party tent hire, camping is only permitted in your own tent or the clamping tents provided by Camp Lion.


Check-in opens from 2pm through to 4pm on your day of your arrival. On your day of departure, we ask that you check out by 10.00am. However, you can spend the day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park once your pitch is vacated (*valid park entry tickets required).


Masai Café will be open to all camping guests each evening from 6.00pm. Pick up take-away Pizza, Beers, Wines and treats!

All other restaurants will open during normal park operating hours (valid park entry tickets required).

The Breakfast Den is situated on the campsite and offers hot food and drink options.

For opening hours speak to your campsite manager or refer to your handy guide which you will receive on arrival.


Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate caravans however for 2022 you can bring a Motorhome or Campervan. However, please be aware we do not have hard standing pitches or electric hook up. 


The whole of Yorkshire Wildlife Park is accessible for guests with mobility restrictions. Please see the Accessibility Statement on our website for more details.

The campsite does have an accessible toilet and shower facility.


During the week we will kindly ask all guests to keep noise to a minimum after 9pm as this will be our quiet time until 7am the next morning. However, we do expect on Saturdays through August, due to the Wild Live Safari Night concerts taking place a short distance from the campsite, that there will be more noise than normal. If you want an early night we advise that you avoid these dates.


Yes of course, why not enjoy an evening with our headline act knowing you have only a short walk back to your tent after the concert!? A hassle free fun evening can be had by all of your party and no one needs to drive!


Yes, all plots have space for one vehicle. Any additional vehicles can be left in the main car park. We do have 24-hour security, however all vehicles and belongs are left at the owners own risk.


Campfires or fire pits are not allowed.


Yes, there is one tap on the camping field and an additional area for washing up. All tap water is suitable to drink unless stated.


No, unfortunately we do not currently offer electric hook up.


You can use a raised BBQ on your designated pitch, there is plenty of space to use but please make sure that you dispose of waste and hot materials correctly. Please do not use any disposable BBQs on the grass due to fire risk.


Camping stoves can be used at least 2.5m from any tent, please ensure that these are kept well away from any children after use.


There are no ATM facilities at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. However, you can pay by card everywhere on site.


We do not have a mini supermarket although we have a very well stocked cafés that serve hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals throughout the day which you have access to with park tickets. We are also located close to Doncaster Town Centre and the nearest large supermarket is located just a short drive away.


As there aren’t any charging points on the campsite you will need to bring your own portable charging bank(s).


There is no WIFI internet available on the campsite however there is WIFI available on the park. We would love you to switch off from the pressures of modern life and really enjoy a unique relaxing experience during your visit.


It depends on your network provider; some provider’s signals are better than others. See the coverage map on your providers website for details.


Unfortunately, we cannot allow any pets onto the park or campsite.


Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a family campsite, we do not accept large group bookings.


No, if it is a party you are after this is not the camp site for you, we pride ourselves on our peaceful environment for families.


The camp site can be accessed via the Warning Tongue Lane entrance using post code DN4 6TB.  From here follow the signs to the Camp Lion camp site. If you are visiting the park before checking-in, please use the main park entrance on Hurst Lane before driving around to park at your pitch after 2pm on your check-in day. You will then be able to use the dedicated park entrance located by the camp site for the remainder of your stay. 


Unfortunately, as we are only offering limited stays, we are unable to change dates after booking. We may look at this option in the future.


If you already have a park ticket, you can access the Wildlife Park from the Courtside Safari Store, just a short walk from Camp Lion.


Unfortunately, we can not allow Generators on the Camp Lion Campsite.


Level up with Camp Lion Glamping!

Stay with us in a glamping tent and let us do all the hard work. All you need to do is turn up and unpack and enjoy a wild adventure.

Our dedicated camping team will make sure your glamping tent is set up to the highest standard for your stay with us, your beds are made and your breakfast is ready for you in the morning.

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