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Just a stone's throw from York, Lotherton is a popular destination with families because it's a full, great value day out. Play, see the animals and enjoy hands-on activities in the Hall.

There's an abundance of playground equipment - including the ever-popular zipwire - and a woodland play area. A stroll through the woodlands leads to the orchard, boundary trail and wide grassy fields, perfect for ball games. Keep an eye out for giant lawn games in warmer weather and a jam-packed events programme all year round.

Go wild at Lotherton’s very own zoo, Wildlife World, to find a wide range of species from across the globe, from the colony of Humboldt Penguins to the zoo’s biggest resident, Arthur the Brazilian Tapir. See a wide range of stunning bird species including a flock of distinctive peachy pink Chilean Flamingos.

Don’t miss out on keeper talks and animal feeding times to really get to know the animals, how they live and what we can do to protect their future. Learn about endangered species and the conservation initiatives as part of European breeding programmes.

Inside the hall, children can explore the special curiosity cabinets and even become an Edwardian in the Dressing Room.

Good to know – Keep your eye out for special events throughout the year, including the ever-popular Christmas Experience. There are family trails that you can download from the website or pick up when you arrive.

Open hours today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Toggle weekly schedule
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • 6 December, 2023 5:45 am local time


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