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Address: Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
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+44 1451 820480
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, which is...

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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Family day out with my son at bird land. Hadn't been there in over 20 years. Nice to see the place still running and also being updated with new facilities and holding pens for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Family day out with my son at bird land. Hadn't been there in over 20 years. Nice to see the place still running and also being updated with new facilities and holding pens for the birds. Entry fee a bargain with a free return on the same day if wanting to look around elsewhere. Great little play area for the... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited today (19th March) with our grand children. I recognise it is early season and things look a bit flat with the only colour being the daffodils, but the whole area could do with smartening up and up dating. The Jurassic Park area, that I am sure looked so good when first created, now looks tired and very messy. Work... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small bird zoo with penguins flamingos parrots and other birds. Children and adults alike will enjoy a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here back in September and had a lovely time. I had been once before when I was younger but it was nice to be able to come back and see it with fresh eyes. Its set in a lovely village Bourton on the Water which has some lovely tearooms, gift shops and beautiful surroundings. As it was out... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place, took my grandchildren and my daughter and her family, so much to see and the dinosaurs were great fun, spent a good 2 hrs in there. will be nice to do a picnic in the warmer months 😊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection of birds is great, certain times of the year penguins can be seen with their eggs , getting up close to the birds is all part of the experience Would be ideal for wheelchair dependable people as all on the level

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented with lots to see and setting just on the edge of Bourton village is very tranquil and well laid out. A must go to for children of all ages!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good, value for money day out with the children. Interesting birds on show, nice little dinosaur trail with a competition for the children and a pleasant cafe. A great way to spend an afternoon with friends and family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large and well laid out with a good variety of different birds, ideal place to take a picnic and just enjoy.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was quite good but could be much better. The interpretation boards were tired and uninspiring, many of the species referred to were not present and some of the enclosures looked too small and uninteresting for the birds. No site map or information leaflet was issued with the tickets to engage the visitor.

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