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Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
+44 1451 820480
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Lovely visit

We had a lovely walk around Birdland as we were staying in Bourton on the Water for a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Good fun

Went here with my sister and our children - ages 2 and 3. Very clean and well laid out. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kelly t
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Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, which is inhabited byover 500 birds ( swans, pelicans, flamingos, hornbills, cranes, storks, cassowary, pigeons, owls and many more) with the only group of King Penguins in England, Wales and Ireland. More than 50 aviaries, open enclosures and a Desert House and you will also see a display of fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects in the Discovery Zone There is the Penguin Café, indoor and outdoor Picnic areas, an indoor and outdoor play areas, Gift Shop and much more.There are several new aviaries and more to be built which will allow for some new species of bird to be seen in the future.We have just added another 2.5 acres to the site and have developed a nature trail area called ‘Marshmouth Nature Reserve’. The area is a maze of paths and copses with marshland and ponds and views over the Windrush River that will develop over the next few years. This will be a chance for you to immerse yourself in a small area of the Cotswold countryside where you can see many species from a dragonfly to a kingfisher. We have the support of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and their early surveys have already acknowledged the presence of Otter and Water Vole on the site with over 60 species of bird recorded and hundreds of plant and insect species.The Discovery Zone offers a dry area to explain the Life Cycle of the Egg and the Life of Birds, seating and soft play area. We also have ‘Trigg Hall’ our new Conference/classroom/lecture theatre facility which will expand our educational facilities for schools, the visitor experience and small business conferences. For more details please contact us. The Encounter Zone is where visitors are able to get up close and personal with many animals from spiders and snakes to chinchillas and eagle owls.Many events planned each year including ‘Bird of Prey Encounters’, ’, ‘Meet a Keeper’ , Summer Trail, evening experiences like ‘Owl Night’, ‘Parrot Night’ and much more. Please look at our website for further details.This also includes daily Penguin Talk, Meet the Pelicans and soon Flamingo Talk.Easter and Summer Quiz trails and the Nature Reserve Warden’s Quiz and please contact us for any group and School visit requirements.Family Ticket, Season Ticket, Bird Adoption and Educational sheets.Arrange ‘Keeper for the Day’ or ‘Feed a Penguin’Newsletter ‘Pelican Notes’
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Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
+44 1451 820480
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely walk around Birdland as we were staying in Bourton on the Water for a couple of days, and it was a nice surprise to find such a variety of birds, all well-cared for in an attractive environment. The penguins are always...More

Thank Karenanne63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here with my sister and our children - ages 2 and 3. Very clean and well laid out. Lots of different types of birds, plus animals for petting. Children enjoyed running around, the play park area and the large sandpit (whilst we had a...More

Thank kelly t
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a lovely day in Bourton on the Water, and most of that time was spent at Birdland. We booked in advance so took advantage of the online discount. We had no issues getting in and moving around the park - perfect for buggies and...More

Thank UKJane1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nice little place to see birds but we found rather expensive for what it was. It took maybe an hour for us to leisurely go around. We loved the penguins. If you love birds it's a good place, for us we were...More

Thank Abbie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful day at Birdland last week. I had booked up in advance for my wife to have the penguin feeding experience as a birthday present and was not disappointed. Alastair was brilliant and spent a lot of time with her - and...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I came here with my husband and it was really good that dogs were allowed which meant we could bring our pooch along. It's a nice place, with many varieties of birds. There are Flamingo and Penguin feeding times at certain points during the day...More

Thank JoRob80
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love bird land. We arrived at 10 when it opened and left 3 hours later. Plenty to see, the birds have loads of space to fly and very clean too. The Jurassic park was brilliant with plenty to see and hear.

Thank Terrie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here last week as part of our trip around the Cotswolds. The park itself is well kept and informative in its layout. A beautiful place to visit. Thanks

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked the family tickett on line as 10% discount. Easy to find, well signposted. A lovely well laid out park, lots to see and do. All the animals are well looked after. The Jurrasic world is well laid out, the children enjoyed finding the dinosaurs....More

Thank amanda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although not a full zoo there is a wide number of different types of birds. Also lots of little walking trails to take you to various exhibits. Easy to spend a few hours here. Liked the penguins.

Thank anjeep90
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Daytripper029 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you would need to contact them direct as l don't know I'm afraid.
17 February 2017|
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Response from Neece242 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - it certainly wasn't open at the end of November.
27 September 2016|
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Response from djhotel | Reviewed this property |
Dependant on weather but it's a good couple of hours at a leisurely pace.