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Birds & wildlife


Birdland Park & Gardens,

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.  

01451 820480  

Cotswold Falconry Centre,
Batsford Park

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.  

01386 701043  

Cotswold Wildlife Park, Nr Burford

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).

01993 823006  


Prinknash Bird Park, Nr Painswick

Collection of over 50 wildfowl, waterfowl and tame deer. New Visitor Centre and café.

Open daily from 10.  

01452 812727  

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge

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.  

01453 891900