Camping at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Stay overnight at Yorkshire Wildlife Park at the WILDEST family-friendly campsite in Yorkshire! Wake up as the sun rises over Yorkshire with bird songs and Lions ROARING! Wait... what!?
2023 has been a blast! To find out about the 2023 Camping Season, just fill out the form below!
About Camp Lion
Camp Lion is located within the grounds of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, however, it is not within the main attraction itself.
Camp Lion Facilities
- On-site washroom & shower facilities
- On-site Toilet facilities
- On-Site Breakfast Den
- Pot Washing facilities
- Fresh water tap
- Access to Oasis Kids Play Area
- Standard Pitch
- Bell Tent Pitch
- Standard Camper Van, Motorhome, Caravan Pitch
Make it a wild one at the UK's no.1 walk through wildlife adventure! Explore the lands of Yorkshire Wildlife Park and all the incredible animals that call it home!
The Yorkshire Hive
The Yorkshire Hive is a new free-admission shopping, dining and entertainment destination located adjacent to the park entrance.
The boutique stores are brimming with local artisan products, collectable artwork and inspiring gift ideas. Young adventurers can run wild in 'Uproar!', our huge indoor play barn! Or enjoy a dig into delicious meal at Evolution, the experience restaurant, or dine and unwind at Wilds Cafe Bistro.
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 20 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 email us at [email protected]
Please note: We do not allow third-party tent hire, camping is only permitted in your own tent or the tents provided by Camp Lion.
Check-in opens from 3pm on your day of your arrival. On your day of departure, we ask that you check out by 10am. 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.
Caravans, Campervans and Motorhomes are welcome at Camp Lion. However, please be aware we do not have hard-standing pitches or electric hook up.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is accessible for guests with mobility restrictions. Please see the Accessibility Statement on our website for more details. Camp Lion may not be suitable for some guests with specific accessible needs.
If you have any queries or require accessible toilet / shower facility please contact us prior to booking on [email protected].
During the week we will kindly ask all guests to keep noise to a minimum after 9 pm as this will be our quiet time until 7 am the next morning. However, we do expect on Saturdays through August, due to the Wild Live 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, all plots have space for one vehicle. Any additional vehicles can be left in the main car park near Camp Lion. We do have 24-hour security, however, all vehicles and belongings are left at the owners' own risk.
Yes, there are 2 taps on the camping field and an additional area for washing up. All tap water is suitable to drink unless stated.
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.
Cashback is available from Safari Store in the Courtyard and The Yorkshire Hive.
We do not have a mini supermarket although we have 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 City Centre and the nearest large supermarket is located just a short drive away.
The Yorkshire Hive has several retail outlets stocking everything from snacks to Beers, see all the retailers here. Hex Wildlife Hotel Reception has a number of toiletries available for purchase.
As there aren’t any charging points on the campsite you will need to bring your own portable charging device.
There is no WIFI 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 providers’ signals are better than others. See the coverage map on your providers' website for details.
No, if it is a party you are after this is not the campsite for you, we pride ourselves on our peaceful environment for families.
The campsite can be accessed via the Warning Tongue Lane entrance using postcode DN4 6TB. From here follow the signs to the Camp Lion campsite. 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 3 pm on your check-in day.
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 9:30 am at the Courtside Safari Store, just a short walk from Camp Lion.