Birds & wildlife
Birdland Park & Gardens, RISSINGTON ROAD, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN
Home to over 500 birds on banks of the River Windrush; Penguins, tropical and sub-tropical birds. Feed the penguins and adopt a bird.
Open daily Apr to Oct 10-6, Nov to Mar 10-4.
Cotswold Falconry Centre,
Batsford, MORETON-IN-MARSH GL56 9AB
The centre is dedicated to the conservation of eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, with many breeding pairs. Flying displays throughout the day. New parliament of owls.
Open daily mid-Feb to mid-Nov, 10.30-5.
Cotswold Wildlife Park, BRADWELL GROVE, Burford OX18 4JP
A full score of animals, birds, reptiles from all corners of the globe beautifully laid out in 120-acres of gardens and parkland. Tropical House. Children’s farmyard. Disabled facilities. Picnic area. Cafe.
Open daily 10-6 (dusk in winter).
Prinknash Bird & DEER Park, PRINKNASH PARK, CRANHAM, GLOUCESTER GL4 8EX
An impressive collection of over 50 wildfowl, waterfowl and tame deer. New Visitor Centre and café.
Open daily from 10.
WWT Slimbridge, NEWGROUNDS LANE, GLOUCESTER GL2 7BT
Founded by the late Sir Peter Scott in 1946 and home to the world’s largest collection of flamingos, swans, geese and ducks - with over 35,000 wildfowl in winter. In historic terms it is most probably the birthplace of modern conservation. Restaurant. Shop. Picnic areas. Free wheelchairs for the disabled.
Open daily Apr to Oct 9.30-5.30, Nov-Mar 9.30-5.