Winter is coming (not to sound like Game of Thrones), and with it comes a whole host of festive fun. This year Yorkshire wildlife Park is getting in on the action with their nighttime illuminated wonderland. We couldn’t be more excited. There is no better way to get in the festive spirit than beautiful twinkling lights, and what better backdrop for these illuminations that our very own wildlife park.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park will host the temporary village of light, Lightopia, for their guests after-dark this winter. Details and dates for the event are yet to be revealed, but you can register your interest for Lightopia online here. It is expected to run through November and December, which will give you plenty of time to take the kids, partner or friends down and enjoy their amazing light show. Heck knows we all deserve it after the year we’ve had.
Yorkshire Wildlife said, “This festive season Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be transformed into a spectacular after dark wonderland! Experience our brand new magical festival of light featuring amazing interactive exhibits, immersive lantern displays and glow in the dark trails… Don’t miss this unique spectacle of shimmering lights, colour and festivities.”
You can now get you tickets to this years event, and if you enter the code earlybird40 to get 40% of tickets. Prices are from £6 up to £18 for adults. To find more information visit the website here.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park recently announced teaming up with investment firm BGF (who are responsible for the £15m investment) and Lloyds Bank, who’ll be providing an £18m debt facility, Yorkshire Wildlife Park aims to massively increase the size of its park – increasing current visitor numbers from 750,000 per year, to approximately 1.5m.
With such investment, it means that the park will be able to almost double in size, with hopes of one day competing with nearby park Chester Zoo.