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Address: Prinknash Park, Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX , England
Phone Number: +44 1452 812727
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The Bird Park is a small park set in a natural Cotswold Valley so there are...

The Bird Park is a small park set in a natural Cotswold Valley so there are "hills" as detailed on our web page. There is a stunning new visitor centre where you can buy light refreshments, toys, gifts and wonderful views of the park from extensive balconies. Courses, lectures and events are held here. The park's ideal for families with toddlers as it's not too large and the birds are "free", they are friendly and will come up to you if you are afraid of birds then this is not the place for you as, the birds are free inquisitive and feed from your hand as do the fallow deer and pygmy goats and the miniature donkeys are there in the summer months. There's a huge collection of peafowl, pheasant and a comprehensive collection of waterfowl from around the world, these are not your common or garden ducks. There are follies for the children to play in especially the Wendy House where you will always find toys inside for the children to play with. Bird Food can be purchased on arrival, which is great fun. Again fi you are afraid of birds then perhaps this is not the park for you. In the summer the Kookaburras are flown at noon, subject to weather. This is a casual and very natural park where you can get close to the birds and animals, with lakes, walking and a true outside feel to it so if your looking for an Alton Towers or a Lego Land attraction then again we are not for you. Yes the birds are free, yes there are hills, yes there are gates and yes it is natural. If you want to get out and be with nature then we will look forward to seeing you and you will love the park.

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Magical winter wonderland

Lovely xmas event bringing alive the magic of xmas. Although quite pricy for what it was it was a lovely evening event leading up to xmas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely xmas event bringing alive the magic of xmas. Although quite pricy for what it was it was a lovely evening event leading up to xmas.

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Thank Beth H
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

What a lovely experience, very well set up, the lights were magical, especially when walking through the trees, around the birds. The Father Christmas tent was very well thought out and manned. I would go again.

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Thank Tina N
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Prinknash is associated primarily with the Abbey, and indeed there is an associated gift shop with some really interesting things to buy. The deer park almost sits as a secondary place to visit behind, whereas the reality is that it's the main attraction. It's not a big park, but it's not small either. The walk around it is a decent... More 

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Thank DrPaulT
South West England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We visited for the Winter Wonderland event. Entrance prices are £11 per adult and a whopping £12.50 for children, which is anyone over 1 year old. So a family group of 4 is £47. The highlight of any Christmas trip should be the visit to Father Christmas, but unfortunately this was not the case. He failed to engage with the... More 

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3 Thank mabelEngland
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had a great morning here yesterday. Glad we stumbled across it when looking for something to do for a few hours before another booked activity that day. Loved feeding the deer. Even the rain couldn't spoil it, and bought a lovely print from the shop on the way out which was good value. Shame the donkeys aren't there at the... More 

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Thank Beccy1989
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had a lovely visit to the Bird & Deer Park last night (arrived 4pm and left about 6pm). Since we visited two years ago they have built a beautiful new visitor centre serving hot/cold drinks and some cakes and have added more enchanting lights. All the staff were welcoming and happy to help you enjoy the experience. It was... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Very good experience, nice visit with our young children to visit santa. Wasn't overly busy which made the experience a bit more enjoyable as very little queuing. Face painting, gift from santa (cuddly toys) all included which our daughters loved. Good experience for our girls to be up close and able to feed the birds. All well run and staff... More 

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Thank Stuart E
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice friendly people and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We always take a picnic and have ice cream in the café.

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Thank 755patriciaw
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Visited Prinknash Bird Park today for the grandchildren to see Santa and the Christmas lights. Very nice couple of hours. Activities for the children to do and they were amazed to see a cockerel climbing a tree!

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Thank Carole M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Turned up again this year to visit Santa at Prinknash Bird Park. Was greeted by a friendly face at reception, and was given an even friendlier welcome by Santa's beautiful Elf who described what the park had to offer. She looked cold and had been so chatty that I bought her a cup of tea :-) We also met a... More 

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