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Birdland

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Address: Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Spent 2 hours before closing time,great way finish off our afternoon. Penguins were great and really lively.

Reviewed 28 July 2016
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Spent 2 hours before closing time,great way finish off our afternoon. Penguins were great and really lively.

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you enjoyed visiting the park and the penguins! I hope you will visit again sometime soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Ideal for families, plenty to keep children happy, dinosaur walk, loved the flamingos. Situated with the river running through the bird park.

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review – I hope you will visit us again soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager More 

Upper Gravenhurst
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to Birdland and was surprised just how much there was to see. All the birds looked in good condition and the grounds were lovely to walk around The dinosaur park was good fun, the café good value - we had a great time. Good value money.

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

That’s great to hear – thank you for visiting Birdland and I hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very pushchair friendly. Cafe was very nice. A very good play area with sand as well. Loved the animals and the little one enjoyed the jurassic park experience and game we had to complete. Could have done with another set of toilets at jurassic park as had to run back to toilets near cafe. Not easy with little legs and... More 

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about your recent visit to Birdland. I appreciate your feedback regarding the toilet facilities and we will bear this in mind when planning for the future. I am pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your day out here and I hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Was great weather good, they do feeding times during the day even if the Penguins don't want the food it's interesting to watch and listen to . Lots of other birds to visit around the place also a small cafe and Childs play area with lots of sand to play with. Good day out with the children .

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a great review about your recent visit to Birdland. I am delighted you and the children had a good day out and I hope to welcome you back again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely couple hours spent walking around. Lots of different species of birds to look at, particular favourites being the penguins and parrots. Good easy parking and a nice little park near the cafe. We went back in the afternoon for another walk round to enjoy the park. The surprise was the jurassic walk which was informative and fun for... More 

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Birdland – it’s great to hear you had a great time exploring the park and enjoyed the Jurassic Journey. I hope to welcome you back to the park again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager More 

Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Birdland is a must see destination when visiting Bourton on the Water! A park with a lovely open layout, plenty of room for the wild and visiting birds. A beautiful range of gardens and a little stream that wends through the entire park. The cages were roomy and a real attempt to make them leafy and interesting for the residents... More 

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

That’s great to hear, thank you for visiting Birdland and for posting a lovely review. I hope you visit us again soon. Many thanks, Simon Birdland Manager More 

Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this place with my partner & 10 months daughter...Birdland is everything that it says it is :) bird ZOO...came there just on time for penguin's feeding...great experience...there is a lovely Jurasic Park too...great place for young children

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your great review of Birdland. I hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks, Simon Birdland Manager More 

Swindon
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited Birdland Monday 25th July 2016 with my wife, daughter and 4 grandchildren. There is a large car park right next to it and this costs £3.80 for up to 5 hours. We arrived just before 11am so were in time to see the first feeding of the penguins. Lots of different coloured birds to see. The grounds are really... More 

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that you all had a brilliant day out here at Birdland. I hope to welcome you back again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Birdland Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I visited Birdland today and had a really lovely time with my 4 year old and 1 year old. It is just big enough to spend around 3 hours with young children, and there is plenty in that sort of timeframe to keep them well amused. we loved the emperor penguins, who seem to enjoy the visitors as much as... More 

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Delighted to hear that you and your family had a lovely day out here at Birdland. Thank you for sharing your review and I look forward to welcoming you back again. Many thanks, Simon Birdland Manager More 

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