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  • Get to know some new furry pals at the Meet the Meerkat experience.
  • Check out the daily flying displays to see owls, ravens and kookaburras fly!
  • Come face to face with large exotic animals, including zebras, ostriches and antelope.
  • Kids can climb, slide and run around the new playground at the Park.
  • Spend a whole hour with civets, meerkats and raccoons at the Small Carnivore Experience.
  • Experience all varieties of birds and animals, big and small, on a fantastic family day trip to Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park!

If you have animal lovers in the family, head to one of our favourite Yorkshire zoos, Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park. Whether you have younger kids who love to watch birds and see all types of new creatures, or older children who would love nothing more than having the opportunity to hold a meerkat, Bridling to Animal Park is the perfect spot for a day to remember.

An award-winning family-owned business, this Yorkshire animal park has staff and volunteers with all the knowledge you need to have a fantastic experience. As you arrive at the main entrance of Bridlington Animal Park, you'll find the friendly parrots and the animal nutrition room, as well as the gift shop and other amenities. Head on through the building and outside you can begin your adventure through Bridlington wildlife park. Directly in front of you is the bird display area, where you can see birds of prey flying around every afternoon. Now, you can take the path either way around the animal park, checking out the dozens of animals, birds and other creatures that call Bridlington Animal Park home.

Head to the Australian Walkabout Zone to see wallabies and emus, just as if you were in the outback yourself. If you continue round you will see all types of animals in their habitats found at the edge of the path, including tortoises, macaws, marmosets and much more. Taking the bridge to cross the creek at the bottom of the animal park, you will come to the South America area on the right, home of the llamas and alpacas, and the ostriches of the African Plains on the left. Further on is the Domestic Enclosure, where you'll meet some more familiar faces, such as ponies, donkeys and sheep. Heading back around the park, keep your eyes peeled for the pigs, as well as the flamingos, raccoons, and the giant tortoise!

There are plenty of things for inquisitive kids to do at Bridlington animal park other than look at the animals. Some of the top Bridlington attractions include the unique visitor experiences that are put on at the park. The experience options include meeting owls, meerkats or small carnivores, for either half an hour or an hour. As part of each experience, you'll gain entry to the park, have a special briefing with an animal keeper, and get the chance to go into the animal enclosure and meet the animals face-to-face. Kids will also have an amazing time exploring the playground, which has a big climbing frame and much more to discover. While it depends how long you take at each enclosure and if you choose to stay for a bird display or animal experience, you can easily look round Bridlington Animal Park in a couple of hours, leaving you the rest of the day to explore the rest of the local area.

Keen photographers love to visit Bridlington as the birds fly free and are often keen to interact with cameras. There is an opportunity to participate in a photography workshop on your visit to the animal park, which is a great option for adults and teens who like to take photos. The sessions usually run in the morning, with an opportunity for refreshments before you're free to go and take more pictures around the park.

For something to eat on your visit, there are a few options. The Park Rose café is nearby and serves a range of hot and cold food. Although it is outside the premises, you can easily come and go with the wristband provided for you on arrival. Picnics are also encouraged, with lots of picnic benches near the entrance. There are also plenty of places to eat and things to do in Bridlington, just a short 10-minute drive away.

If you and your family enjoyed your day out to Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park and are keen to meet more animals, make sure to add the phenomenal Bristol Zoo Gardens to your list. Or, if sea creatures are more up your street, you can't beat The Deep in Hull, a huge aquarium with everything from sharks to stingrays.

What to know before you go

  • Bridlington Animal Park is open 364 days a year (excluding Christmas), from 10am-5pm.
  • Baby changing facilities and accessible toilets are both available on site.
  • Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at the park, except registered Assistance Dogs.
  • Children must be over 7 years old to take part in the Meet & Greet experience, and if they are under 14 years old, they must be accompanied by a guardian. The Meet & Greet times are subject to availability, but usually run as follows: Meerkat Experience- 10am and 2:30pm, Small Carnivore Experience- 10am, and Owl Experience- 9:30am.
  • The park has lots of old building and structures, so some areas may not be suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Getting there

  • Bridlington Animal Park is located at Covert Lane, Carnaby, Bridlington, and is easy to reach by car. When heading towards Bridlington on the A165 or A164, follow the signs for 'Animal Park'. There is free parking available in front of the café.
  • If travelling by public transport, you can take the East Yorkshire Transport 100 bus to the animal park.
  • The nearest Train Station is Bridlington Station, a short walk from the centre of town. From here you can either catch the bus or take a taxi to the animal park.

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