Who knew Yorkshire would be home to so many amazing wild and wonderful animals.
Whether it's a day down on the farm learning how to milk the cows or an African adventure getting up close and personal with a very large cat, there are plenty of animals to meet in Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster provides a walkthrough experience that is unique in the UK. Visitors to its Lion Country reserve enjoy an on foot safari in safety along 800m of path into the reserve that is home to 13 lions rescued from a Romanian Zoo.
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park is a family run, spotlessly clean, Award-Winning Country Farm Park, situated on the border of Pendle and the Yorkshire Dales. Experience a hands on animal encounter on the traditional working farm, hitch a ride with a 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in the country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in the huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn
Heeley City Farm, offers a relaxing slice of the countryside in Sheffield. You can meet friendly animals, play in the under 8's playground and enjoy some healthy vegan and vegetarian food in the farm kitchen.
The International Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley has the largest collection of birds of prey in the north of England. Housing birds from the tiny Burrowing Owl to the gigantic Steller's Sea Eagle, there is lots to see for all ages. The birds are flown three times a day and it's a great time to take photographs. Situated next to the historic Duncombe Park house the site covers about 10 acres.
Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley mixes the fascination of a working farm with anarchic fun of an adventure playground and the comfort of good food. Clamber through a forest of slides, ropes and tubes, families can feed grain to cattle, individuals marvel at the birth of sheep, cows, llamas, exotic pigs and donkeys.
Tropical World promises an unforgettable fun adventure on a tropical island. Land on the white sandy beach before forging inland to the rainforest, where you will find waterfalls tumbling into jungle pools. Experience the sights and sounds of the jungle, desert, nocturnal and aquatic habitat.
Playdale Farm Park. Now in its seventh season it is a must for everyone, come rain or shine, you and your children will have a great time! Situated near Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast on the outskirts of the village of Cayton, the farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more!
Bugtopia, Hornsea. Find your WILD SIDE with a visit to Bugtopia Hornsea! Brave the Explorer Show and get hands on and personal with a variety of bugs, creepy crawlies and insects. Learn weird and wonderful facts about the incredible world of invertebrates. Explore the Rainforest Gift Shop and find a souvenir of your adventure.
Tropical Butterfly House Discover a wild family day out. Meet the residents of Meerkat Mansion and get close to free-flying butterflies and birds. Meet friendly animals and feed marmoset monkeys, lorikeets and many more amazing creatures. See the Aerial Antics display, featuring magnificent birds of prey and the new free-flying Macaws.
William's Den - Set in the rolling landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, William’s Den is a unique indoor-meets-outdoor adventure playscape, centred on good old-fashioned fun. Inspired by kids and loved by grownups, William’s Den makes the perfect day out for parents, grandparents and children where families can spend quality time together, whatever the weather.