A Day out at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park:



Always on the hunt to visit new child-friendly places in Yorkshire, we discovered the Yorkshire Wildlife Park before Christmas for a walk-through adventure like no other. Look how happy my little people are..despite the cold! I can only imagine we will be living here come the summer!



There was so much to see and do, it reminded me of the wondrous game reserves my husband Peter and I have visited in South Africa. Being so close to the animals in their sprawling habitat is simply humbling.




Witnessing the kids sheer delight at being so close to the animals truly captivated and intrigued was incredible and we look forward to visiting again soon!


As an aside, we arrived in Doncaster from Leeds and realised we’d left Alexander’s coat in the porch.The kind folks at the office there lent us the cute Pooh fluffy lined woollen coat above so Alexander could enjoy the day! Thank you guys!

Alexander in his Winnie the Pooh coat

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Mummy and Oliver

I seemed to blend in with my leopard print coat! Hehe!


And these are the little monkeys I got to take home (below of course): cute huh?!

Alexander happy

Oliver walking

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31 Responses

  1. TheBoyandMe

    The breath coming from that lioness’ mouth is amazing! And the whiskers of the deer. I’m always amazed at how curly Alexander’s hair is in comparison to Oliver’s!
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    • honestmum

      @TheBoyandMe thank you, will let the photographer Peter know, Alexander has the cutest curls and yes Oliver’s is poker straight! Crazy!

    • honestmum

      @Sarajh thanks, my husband is gifted behind the camera and the subjects weren’t too bad either 😉
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  2. Kizzy

    Stunning images and it looks like you had an amazing time
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  3. Katie / Pouting In Heels

    Gorgeous pics! Love Yorkshire Wildlife Park… such a fantastic place to visit with little ones. Elsie loved stroking the wombats and seeing the lions 🙂
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  4. Charlotte

    Gorgeous pics! What lens does he use (i have the 550d too! – although it’s broke at the moment :'( ) xxx
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  5. Mummy of Two

    We’ve still yet to visit but it is definitely on our list of places to go this year! Looks like you had a great time and you have some lovely photos!
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  6. Ebabee

    Absolutely stunning photos… did you take them? Wow! x
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Lovely, these are Peter’s-determined to get behind the camera more in 2014 though and got a fab camera under the tree this year x
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  7. Louise

    beautiful photos, we love the yorkshire wildlife park too it is amazing how close up you can get to the animals (though perhaps not the lions!) xx

    • honestmum

      @Louise thanks, that is so true, incredible to be so close to the wildlife x
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  8. Jocelyn

    It looks like a lovely day out, and you’ve so many fab photos of your gorgeous boys there, too x
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  9. Actually Mummy...

    Oh my goodness your children are beautiful, and those shots are stunning! What are you using for your images?
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    • honestmum

      @Actually Mummy thanks very much, husband is incredible behind the camera-Canon 550D!
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  10. Notmyyearoff

    Ooh this looks amazing, z loves going anywhere with animals and birds and I had no idea they had a wildlife park in Doncaster. I’m definitely going to check this out!
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  11. Coombemill

    Your daughter is a real mini me! Absolutely stunning all of you and what a lovely day out. Hope you will pop this one on Country Kids with me too. Popping over from #Whatsthestory
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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, I have two boys but they often get mistaken for girls (very sweet)…have linked up! Thank you
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  12. Charly Dove

    So lovely to see you here I miss the photographs. They are just awesome in this post too – the boys look so adorable! The animals are pretty impressive too. Looks like the most incredible day. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory x
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    • honestmum

      @Charly Dove thanks sweetie, it is a wonderful linky and I hope to join in lots more this year! Thanks for having me x
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  13. Erica Price

    We love visiting zoos and seeing animals too. H is quite knowledgeable about animals.
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