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

We paid just under £32 for four adults and a bag of bird feed and entered the park via a stepped path. This was fine as there was 4 adults and only 1 buggy. However, if my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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gloucestershire
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167 reviews 167 reviews
69 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a huge disappointment this place was. Not exactly cheap to get in considering the place is so small. Like someone else has said the birds are almost too friendly/aggressive. Not alot to see do, if a bit more thought/money went into this place it could be heaps better !

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Being an avid bird enthusiast, I visit many bird sanctuaries and parks around the UK. Sadly, and despite the new buildings, this once great park is a shadow of its former self. Dangerous paths and broken chicken wire hardly inspires one to stay here for very long. The new visitors centre is very nice, but it does not make up... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We dropped into the Park for a whilst visiting Prinknash for a photographic project in connection with our Cotswold Tourism site. We went to wander through the door from the cafe and the lady on the counter said it's £7.50 to get in. We had never been before and didn't know there was a charge, so my companion said we... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A tranquil few hours spent with an array of bird life, deer, goat and donkeys. It was a delight to see the new born including a young reindeer calf. A must for an avid photographer or for an enjoyable family day out. Very helpful people there too.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Wow, forget all the negatives on here, this Bird and Deer Park is truly amazing. Spent a few hours looking around a very pretty and well kept park. Obviously the birds follow you around because they know you are about to feed them, which is what it is all about. Hands on. Nature, such a beautiful thing. Sat by a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

A wonderful visit the bird and dear farm are situated in the most beautiful location with lovely views. It's not huge and commercial nor small back garden. The fear were gorgeous and great to walk around with family. Great value for money.

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togohoudini, Owner at Prinknash Bird And Deer Park, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. The Bird Park was established in 1973 and we have one of the largest collections of waterfowl on show. We work closely with many other Zoos on our conservation projects and whilst they may look like a few ducks that is far from the truth. We have just calved 2 stunning Reindeer today and our... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. Nice place to get out of the car and take a short less than a mile walk. Small kids will enjoy.

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togohoudini, Owner at Prinknash Bird And Deer Park, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. The Bird Park was established in 1973 and we have one of the largest collections of waterfowl on show. We work closely with many other Zoos on our conservation projects and whilst they may look like a few ducks that is far from the truth. We have just calved 2 stunning Reindeer today and our... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I wanted to take my 3 year old grandson for a picnic day out, we have been to many farm parks, he enjoys the animals and fresh air and we make an adventure out of it. I saw Prinknash Bird and Deer Park on Amazon local and after looking at their website decided it was worth a visit, how wrong... More 

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togohoudini, Owner at Prinknash Bird And Deer Park, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and would appreciate that you post onto the The Prinknash Abbey site how unhappy you were about the fire which was lit right next to a £850,000.00 Visitor Centre funded by DEFRA as their flag ship project. The Council have been out and will serve notice should this happen again and we have been assured... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a huge disappointment. It cost me about £15 for me and my 2 year old. The birds were rather too friendly -almost aggressive and there was not much to see at all. This could be a fantastic place but sadly it is a far cry. On top of everything, the cafe doesn't even sell food, so we had to... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We paid just under £32 for four adults and a bag of bird feed and entered the park via a stepped path. This was fine as there was 4 adults and only 1 buggy. However, if my slightly built daughter-in-law had been on her own with a buggy and her 1 year-old daughter it may have been a different matter.... More 

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