Searching for a way to celebrate your passion for animals and nature on National Wildlife Day? Look no further…

Discover the wonders of some of the top animal attractions in Yorkshire and take part in exciting activities celebrating Britain’s wildlife and beyond…

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The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the place to go to fuel all your WILD passions this National Wildlife Day. With over 70 different species of animals; some from home and some from far away, some small and others large, some spotted and some striped and some with rather a lot of legs… there will never be a dull moment on a day-trip to this prestigious park. Whether you’re a leopard lover, a meerkat admirer or a giant otter enthusiast, you can certainly say you’ve celebrate the diverse wildlife of the world this Friday 22nd February.

Tropical World Leeds are putting a real emphasis on the appreciation we should be showing for our magnificent rainforests this National Wildlife Day, with their event Love the Rainforest. Rainforests only cover about two per cent of Earth’s surface, yet are home to over half of its’ plants and animals! From 18th – 24th February, join in with their fun and educational activities and games as you learn what you can do to help these precious ecosystems survive.

Continuing with the theme of saving the planet, The Deep are doing their bit this Friday 22nd to help educate visitors about the dangers of everlasting plastic on the environment and its’ wildlife. Their event Plastic Travels is taking place from 16th February – 3rd March and will make for a fun day of problem solving, face painting and crafts! They will also be joined by the local wildlife charity RSPB who will be teaching you all about how to protect the variety of life along the Humber and across the Yorkshire coast.

For more spectacular species and countless incredible creatures, hop on over to Flamingo Land this half term for all your wildlife wishes. With exciting daily animal encounters, you can get close and personal with lemurs, giraffes, penguins and more! Celebrate all living things this National Wildlife Day, from the creepy-crawlies to the majestic big-cats. Plus why not take a visit to their extensively thrilling theme park at the end of a hard day of animal appreciation!

Perhaps you’d like to celebrate the birth of new life this Friday for National Wildlife Day? Cannon Hall Farm‘s Lambing Festival is on this half-term from 19th – 24th February, join them as their 300 pregnant ewes get ready to bring new life to the farm.  Along with all this BAArilliant lambing excitement, there will be the usual farmyard fun to get involved with! Lambing Festival is £8.95 pp, 10.30am – 5pm.

This year you might want to celebrate a very special species in particular for National Wildlife Day! Tropical Butterfly House‘s newest arrival, Vincent Van Sloth, can be found hanging from 3 toes in the heights of the Butterfly House. There will be SO much to learn about this sleepy sloth as you and your family take part in Tropical Butterfly House’s fact trail. Plus there will be loads animal encounters to ensure that you have the best Wildlife Day going!

With hands-on animal encounters, glorious countryside, indoor & outdoor entertainment and much more, Thornton Hall could be the place to go this National Wildlife Day. Make friends with the friendly farm animals, greet the newest arrivals and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities and demonstrations.

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