Bank Holiday fun at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is gearing up for a family fun-packed May Bank Holiday weekend and half term.

By Kate Mason
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 1:58 pm
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The park offers the chance to get close-up to some of the world’s most endangered species including Black Rhino, Amur Leopard, Giant Otters and Amur Tigers amongst others.

There are also amazing indoor and outdoor play areas and a full programme of ranger talks and feeding times including the shows Big Bugs Live and Deadly Bugs.

The mesmerising walk-through experience takes visitors through over 100 acres of unrivalled reserves, home to more than 450 animals from 57 species.

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The fun goings on this May Bank Holiday coincide with May half-term and the annual British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (BIAZA)’s Love Your Zoo week which calls for communities to visit and support their local zoos and wildlife parks and the role they play in conservation, welfare and the environment.

Amongst many other experiences, visitors to the park this week will learn about the amazing rescue of the Brown Bears from Japan, see the Amur tigers – the largest of all the big cats in the world, and walk amongst the animals in the South America Viva reserve.

The polar bears, the only ones in England, can be seen exploring and swimming in their huge reserves at Project Polar.

A special new event takes place during Spring Bank Holiday weekend - a marvellous Comic Book Superheroes event from Friday May 31st until Sunday June 2nd.

The incredible Superheroes weekend will include an immersive exhibition of life-sized statues of iconic characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk, and original comics, in partnership with The World of Superheroes.

The event, taking over the park in Branton, near Doncaster, will also include a spectacular ‘Hollywood Movies Stunt Show’ every day.

Visitors can enjoy an amazing Fan-Zone, which showcases comic book models along with face-painting, superhero crafts and a themed trail around the park.

“The park is full of super animals so it is only fitting that we have a weekend of superheroes,” said Events Manager Chris White.

“Everyone is looking forward to the world of comic book heroes coming to life at the park.

“It’s a great event for all the family to get involved in some superhero fun while also coming face to face with YWP’s incredible animals.

“You can even grab a selfie with a 1989 Batmobile!”

The park will also host a Cosplay competition and a chance for visitors to dress up as their favourite characters to win prizes.

The epic event will also give visitors the opportunity to brave mini-adventures including a giant free-fall stunt jump onto an airbag, bungee trampolines, and a sprint tunnel radar gun challenge.

Tickets for Superheroes are available at

Additional charges apply for face-painting and mini-adventures.