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December, 2013

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   YWP Wins Two More Awards

Title:YWP Wins Two More Awards
Author:Yorkshire Wildlife Park 
ID & Publication:20131211022 ~ 
 Yorkshire Wildlife Park (14kb)

Yorkshire Wildlife Park rounded off another record breaking year - by winning two top awards.
Judges at the Doncaster Chamber Business voted the innovative attraction winners in the Excellence in Marketing and Communcations and Excellence in Customer Service categories.

Doncaster’s prestigious business event, which recognises the town’s most successful businesses, honoured the inspirational Yorkshire Wildlife Park at a glitzy ceremony on Thursday night at the racecourse.

Director Cheryl Williams said:’We are absolutely thrilled to have won two awards.

‘Our wonderful staff and loyal, committed visitors make it possible for us to provide the service we are proud to give.

‘This tops off another brilliant year - with a 23 per cent increase in visitors year on year meaning nearly 440,000 visitors will come to YWP in 2013.’

Since opening in 2009 Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the UK’s fastest growing and most innovative attraction, has won countless awards, including Yorkshire’s Most Magnificent and being Doncaster Chamber’s Business of the Year.

Last month YWP won the Significant Advances in Animal Welfare and Husbandry award from the national zoo and Aquarium association Biaza for its innovative Leopard Heights enclosure.

It is easy to see why YWP is winning so many awards at it continually strives to improve the visitor experience.

YWP got well and truly into the festive spirit last weekend with the arrival of Meerkat Santa.

Hundreds of excited children greeted the furry Father Christmas as his special grotto on Saturday as carols were played to celebrate his return.
The character will be in residence every weekend in the run up to Christmas to welcome children of all ages as they journey into the Kalahari Desert.

Children will receive a gift, a Meerkat Christmas greeting and a certificate to say they have met Meerkat Santa. Admission to the Grotto is £5 in addition to normal admission – visit the website for full details and how to book.
Innovative Yorkshire Wildlife Park has a whole host of festive treats this Christmas - offering visitors the chance of enjoying a fun filled day out while getting their present shopping done.
If you are looking for an unusual gift YWP has the perfect answer.

In the on-site shop there is a vast array of toys and other ideas, including cuddly lions and giraffes.

Meanwhile, visitors can buy annual season tickets (£45 for adults and £40 for children over 3) as well as animal adoption packages as presents for a whole array of animals, including lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, monkeys and many more.

The lucky recipient gets an official adoption certificate, a fact sheet with a photograph of the adopted animal and a complimentary adult ticket to visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

There is also the chance to adopt a beautiful Painted Dog and help YWP raise funds for their campaign, the SOS Painted Dog Campaign, to save the endangered Painted Dog from extinction.

Instead of buying a present a donation can be made on behalf of a loved one to Project Polar - YWP's appeal to help rescue Yupi, the polar bear, from life in a sweltering concrete enclosure in Mexico to a new 10 acre reserve in Yorkshire.

And for those who can't make up their minds there are gift vouchers available - and the chance to give a visit to the UK's fastest growing and most innovative attraction.

New for this Winter in 2013 at is the Indoor 600 sq m Monkey Playbarn - the perfect place to stay warm and enjoy a hot drink and food in the 120 seater eatery. Children can enjoy three levels of play play equipment including climbing frames, dens slides and rope bridges – in full view of the new baboon reserve through a glass wall.

The 70 acre park in Branton just outside Doncaster, gives visitors unrivalled access to some of the most amazing and endangered animals, including the Painted Hunting Dogs.

Visitors almost feel a heartbeat away from nature as they watch the Amur Tigers from a unique 150-metre walkway above the Land of Tigers.

An 8-metre viewing tower and 10-metre wide glass wall allows visitors to get chillingly close to the Amur Leopards, the most endangered big cat on the planet.

Meanwhile, there are the lions in Lion Country, the pride rescued from a run-down zoo in Romania.

YWP boasts a unique collection of animals, including Meerkats, Zebra, Giraffes, Squirrel Monkeys, Marmosets, Camels and lots more. The park is open every day until Christmas from 10.30am to 4pm - offering a fun filled day of festive fun and presents for every member of the family.

For full details of all the special events at Yorkshire Wildlife Park visit

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