YOU can now camp with lions in Yorkshire for just £50 – if you’re brave enough.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park has launched their new Roar and Snore staycation which lets families pitch up just outside the resort.
As Brits look at booking holidays closer to home this year, camping and caravan trips are booming with parks selling out during the summer months.
The new staycation option at the wildlife park includes a 10m x 15m camping pitch – enough for one large tent or two smaller tents – as well as on-site washroom and shower facilities.
Guests will be able to camp just next to the entrance of the park, and lucky campers will even get to hear the lions roaring in the morning from inside.
While tickets to the park are not included, families will get discounted rates to enter, and it just a short walk to the entrance.
Also on-site will be food facilities including a pizzeria with pizza, beer and wine available, and a breakfast wagon.
Guests will have to pre-book and take their own tents, while new safety rules will be in place including 2m distances and additional cleaning programmes.
Tickets start from £50 per night, with additional nights costing £40, and are on sale from July 22. Camping pitches are available for up to six people per pitch.
Reduced park day tickets cost £15.50 for kids and £19.50 for adults.
If you fancy some alone time with the animals, you can even book an out-of-hours Safari tour, taking place an hour before or after the park opens.
Camping breaks are even more popular as Wales and Scotland open up to tourists this month.
They could also be cheaper – Martin Smith, founder of Campsites.co.uk, suggested that campsites are likely to offer reduced rates to Brits this year following the VAT cuts from 20 per cent to five per cent.
He said: “Just over half of our bookable campsites are VAT registered, so the reduction in VAT is great news for them.
“Either they’ll make slightly more on each booking (about £18 on a typical booking worth £150 or so) to put towards lost earnings and extra costs this summer – or they’ll have a bit of wiggle room to bring prices down to help fill available capacity.”
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