One of the UK's largest collections of exotic birds, Birdland is packed with features and fun attractions for all ages. A great day out in Gloucestershire.
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BN
Tel: 01451 820480
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4; book online in advance to save 10%)
Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, is home to one of the largest collections of exotic birds in the UK. Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park’s magical combination of wildlife, woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect family day out.
Birdland cares for more than 500 birds, ranging from the UK’s only breeding colony of king penguins and awesome birds of prey to parrots, cassowaries and cranes in a mix of free-flying and aviary displays. The park also includes indoor enclosures for a variety of exotic birds and other wildlife alongside a host of other features and attractions such as the Indoor Discovery Zone and Hatchery.
Venture into the prehistoric themed landscape at Birdland’s Jurassic Journey. There you will discover over 30 life-sized dinosaurs, from a Triceratops to a terrifying T-Rex! Allow time to have a go at uncovering the fossilized remains in the Dino-Dig. Then celebrate the amazing biodiversity of African birdlife including hornbills and touracos and a colony of village weavers in the Out of Africa area.
Don’t go home without relaxing in the Flamingo Point Café and enjoying the locally sourced food and drink including the classic Cotswolds cream tea! There are plenty of picnic spots around the park too.
A programme of talks will add to the fun and interest of your visit, so check out what’s on when you arrive so you don’t miss anything!
Learn all about the elegant king penguins and comical Humboldts from the Keepers at 11am and then the main feed will take place at 2.30pm. Watch the penguins glide through the water in the special viewing platforms as they tuck into what they love most.
Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Why are their feathers pink? Find out the answers to these questions and lots more fascinating facts during the daily Flamingo Feed at 11.30am.
Meet the Keeper
Meet the Birdland team and ask them any questions you may have about the birds. Get up close and personal with the feathered residents and you may even become a perch for a parrot or a landing pad for an owl! Climb inside the tortoise pen and come face to face with a snake. All at 12.15pm.
Meet the pink-backed pelican from Africa at 3.15pm in Birdland’s Pelican Bay. These birds are well known for their large beaks and skin pocket which is designed for catching fish. See their amazing beak in action in the daily Pelican Feed.
Birdland is open daily from 10am (but closed on Christmas Day).
£37.80 for a family of four (on the gate price). Book online in advance to save 10%.
Adult: £10.95; child: £7.95; senior: £9.95; student: £9.95; carer: £3; under 3s – free.
Please see www.birdland.co.uk to find out more.