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Askham Bryan Wildlife And Conservation Park

by Lydia (follow)
Learning to protect nature

Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park is based at Askham Bryan College, York. The park is part of the college Animal Management Unit and its aim is to support students to become the next generation of conservationists, zookeepers and animal welfare specialists of the future. The park is open to the public weekends and holidays, when staff and students share their love of nature with our visitors.

Picture taken from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park Facebook page


The wildlife park has lots of different zones, with loads of amazing animals on your trip here. The animals here come from around the world and when you visit you might see a fish from a Yorkshire stream, a lemur from the forests of Madagascar or a wallaby from the Australian bush. On the farm you can see the domesticated animals which include alpaca and goats. The Wildlife of the World corridor takes you through a variety of different creatures from around the world, all of which will leave little ones intrigued and mesmerised.

Picture taken from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park Facebook page


Picture taken from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park Facebook page


Throughout the day they have events that are not to be missed! From 'Learning about' talks to 'Meet the' animal handling sessions, there is lots of fun for everyone. The Animal Tails storytelling provides a unique activity for children and these are run by the students at the park. Watch out for the seasonal events too which run at the park. They have 'Going Green' at Christmas and 'Mythical Beasts' during school holidays which provides lots of fun for all ages.

Picture taken from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park Facebook page


You can get up close and personal with the animals through some of the experiences they have here. For 29 you can get an Animal Encounter pass to meet lemurs, reptiles or the nocturnal animals. They also have Keeper for a Day passes where you can find out what it is like being a zoo keeper. You will join the team for a day and help them clean, feed and care for the awesome animals they have here. These experiences are for children aged 8 and over and include admission. For younger children aged 5-8 there are Little Keeper Experiences that last an hour.

Picture taken from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park Facebook page


If you have animal loving children the Park makes a fantastic birthday party setting. They offer party packages for animal mad children. Here you can meet some creatures up close and personal and enjoy exploring the park. The party lasts 2 hours and includes a lunch buffet. For 12.95 per child it is a really amazing party venue.

Picture taken from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park Facebook page


Additional information:
Address: Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan
York, YO23 3FR
Opening hours:Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 4:00pm and also open during school holidays

For more information click here




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