Things to do at Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park review
Askham Bryan Wildlife Conservation Park is located on the outskirts of York in North Yorkshire It is connected to the on-site college. It’s a really lovely place and not as small as I imagined. Although we did walk around twice you could easily spend a few hours there. Walking around in the morning and then the afternoon was like visiting two different places as some of the animals we didn’t see in the morning were out in the afternoon and vica versa.
You start your visit indoors in a long corridor with tanks of different fish, reptiles and even an armadillo. All of the tanks have signs on them helping you to spot whatever is in there. This is such a great idea and most of the information was certainly needed.
Outdoors they have a good variety of animals some of which you don’t normally get to see. They had tortoise in with the meerkats which was the cutest thing as I swear the tortoise thought it was one of them. The racoons are a particular favourite of ours and it’s rare to see them so close.
There is a nice pond area with the biggest rhubarb leaves I’ve ever seen! They also run some animal experiences and even younger children can take part in extra special activities to meet their animals (from 5+). There are some really cute and friendly squirrels, they’re not your regular forest kind of squirrels. There is also a play area with a variety of equipment for younger and older kids.
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FAQ and Further Information Askham Bryan Wildlife Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe in the same car park as the centre. They serve hot and cold food and drinks although the menu is quite limited.
What are the main things to do?
Wildlife park with indoor fish and reptile tanks, outdoors there are many animals including meerkats, otters, monkeys, racoons and more. There is a play area, toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket costs £6.95 and children 3-15 are £5.95, under 3s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and season passes are available. The experiences have an additional cost (not cheap but relative to the experience).
Is there parking?
There is free on-site parking.
When are they open?
They tend to only open at weekends in the colder months but open for most school holidays. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Pet dogs are not permitted.
Are they accessible?
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