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You Can Camp With Lions For £50 A Night At Yorkshire Wildlife Park

You Can Camp With Lions For £50 A Night At Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Fancy getting your very own safari experience without leaving the country? Well, a UK wildlife park is offering the chance to camp with lions for just £50.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park's 'Roar and Snore' staycation offer means campers can pitch up a stone's throw from the resort - close enough to hear the African lions roaring in the morning.

The park's pride of lions were rehomed from Oradea Zoo in Romania, where a lack of funds and expertise meant that they were kept in very poor conditions.

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Now they live happily, roaming over the seven-acre reserve.

The camping package is sure to catch the eye of British holidaymakers seeking out staycation options during the pandemic.

So, what's included? Well, you'll be pitching your tent in a 10m x 15m camping spot, which is roomy enough for one large tent or two smaller tents.

Each pitch can accommodate up to six people.

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Campers have access to the onsite washroom and shower facilities, as well as tasty food options including a pizzeria and breakfast wagon.

You'll camp close enough to hear the pride of lions roaring in the morning (Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park)
You'll camp close enough to hear the pride of lions roaring in the morning (Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park)

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Of course, you can always bring a camping stove or barbecue (raised only) if you prefer to whip up your own meals.

Tickets for pitches start from £50 per night, with additional nights costing £40, and are go on sale 22nd.

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'Roar and Snore' campers also have the option of booking reduced price tickets to the park itself, costing £15.50 for kids and £19.50 for adults.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to nearly 400 animals and 70 different species of animal, including Amur leopards, Amur tigers, baboons, giraffes and Black rhinos.

Alternatively, if you prefer to dodge the crowds, you can book an exclusive out-of-hours safari tour and enjoy uninterrupted views of the animals.

Tickets for pitches start from £50 per night (Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park)
Tickets for pitches start from £50 per night (Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park)
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A one-hour out-of-hours guided expedition of the park costs £11.50 per adult and £8.50 per child.

Tours take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7.45am, and Sundays at 6.30pm.

A number of health and safety procedures are in place to keep visitors and staff safe, including two-metre distances and additional cleaning programmes.

Is anyone else very ready to wake up to the sound of a pride of lions roaring? Tickets for the Roar and Snore package can be booked here.

Featured Image Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Topics: Life, Wildlife, travel

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