MORE than 30 residents at Deangate Care Home embarked on a wild day out to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Residents, family and staff of the Mapplewell-based care home enjoyed the trip to where they got to see a variety of animals, including hyenas, red pandas and sea lions.

The day out was ‘one of the biggest yet’, according to activities co-ordinator Rachael Addy.

Resident Ian Dickinson, 91, who was joined by his great-granddaughter Isla and grandson Adam for the day, was particularly pleased to see the tigers.

He said: “What a marvellous animal - they are so graceful but I’m glad they were behind a fence.

“It was nice to get out into the fresh air and see some animals that I have never seen before.”

The polar bears were also a highlight among the residents, who now plan to adopt one of the animals.

Rachael Dawson, home manager, added: “It was a fantastic trip.

“We all enjoyed ourselves - thank you to everyone that came along with us, including our residents, friends, families and staff that took time on their days off to volunteer.”