Welcome To
Askham Bryan Wildlife Park

Welcome to Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park! Opening to visitors in 2017, the wildlife park serves as a hub for the local community, welcoming 20,000 visitors a year as well as hosting schools, young people and other local community groups for tours, talks and workshops. The park is home to over 100 species of mammal, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates – many of which are threatened. 

As a member of BIAZA, the wildlife park is part of a group of collections that provide vital education, conservation and research working in the UK and around the world. This ensures we maintain high standards, for both our visitors and our students (who are working towards industry relevant qualifications). 

Opening Times 2023/24

  • Open October Half-Term 28th October 2023 – 5th November 2023
  • Open December Half-Term  23rd December 2023- 7th January 2024
  • Feb half term 10th – 18th 2024
  • Easter half term 23rd – 7th 2024

Winter hours will start from Saturday 28 October (10AM-4PM, Last antry 3PM)

Our Wildlife Park is open on weekends and holidays. Unfortunately we are not open Monday to Friday during term times – this is because our students use the facility as part of their further and higher education courses during the week.

Get discounts with our

Season Tickets

Planning on visiting three or more times a year? If so, it’s more cost effective to buy a Season Ticket!

Season Tickets provide you with unlimited entry to Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park (during normal operating hours).

Your Season Ticket also provides you with:
Exclusive Discounts – 10% discount on experiences, adoptions and gift shop items.

Study with us

Askham Bryan College is one of the leading land-based colleges in the UK and is the largest provider of specialist land-based further education in England.

Askham Bryan College offers a large range of courses which will set you up for a career doing what you feel passionate about.

This Christmas

Meet Santa

All children must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult. Tickets to meet Santa include a child entry ticket to the Wildlife Park, and the opportunity to receive an a animal-themed gift from Santa. Standard child ticket also available for those who do not wish to meet Santa.

Meet Santa in our Santas Grotto between 4pm-5pm, you will be assigned a time slot in your email upon purchase. Guests are also able to use this ticket to visit the Wildlife Park from 10AM-4PM and enjoy the magic of christmas with us before you meet Santa! 

Reinvigorate yourself with

Education Visits, Groups & Celebrations

Uniform Group visits, Education Visits, Wildlife Academy 2023, Group Bookings, Celebrations, Kidzone, Home Educators Academy and many more

Some of our regular weekly

Meet Our Animals

The ABC

Conservation

Conservation is at the core of Askham Bryan Wildlife Park. We are committed to driving the development of the future industry with a focus on welfare and conservation; we will do this by engaging students and the wider community in an industry leading facility that represents the diversity of the natural world and promotes inclusive opportunities within an active learning environment.

Conservation is at the core of Askham Bryan Wildlife Park. We are committed to driving the development of the future industry with a focus on welfare and conservation; we will do this by engaging students and the wider community in an industry leading facility that represents the diversity of the natural world and promotes inclusive opportunities within an active learning environment.

To facilitate this we: 

Participate in Conservation breeding programmes for our EEPs (European Ex Situ Programmes) such as the White Lipped Tamarin (photo added)

Raise awareness and donate funds to conservation charities through education conservation initiatives and provide a conservation report each year
Continue our membership with the Tansy Beetle Action Group (TBAG), working to conserve the Tansy Beetle at our Ark sites. (photo added)
Inspire and teach the next generation – As we are also a College and University Hub, we facilitate the education and training for Wildlife and Animal management courses which reflects positively on our ethos as a Wildlife and Conservation Park.
Advocate a positive change – Askham Bryan Wildlife Park is open during weekends and school holidays; the Education Conservation team creates seasonal events with a focus on conservation and sustainability.

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