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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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Good fun afternoon

Although the entry might be steep the opportunity to pet and see deers and donkeys was worth it, in my opinion! The birds are rather annoying however, but I suppose they are just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

After reading the negative reviews we weren't sure what to expect but we all loved it. Not overly big but just right for little legs. So many different varieties of ducks, geese, chickens etc. Our children loved feeding them from their hands. Lots of ponds with an abundance of fish. The deer were so friendly. It was great to get... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went with my niece (8) and nephew (5) and my daughter (17). We spent 2.5hrs and on arrival the chickens, ducks, peacocks etc.. that greet you gave so much laughter and joy! The kids gave them family names! The park is small and friendly. Both adults and children who like animals will like spending a few hours feeding birds,... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My children and I love this park so much that we are now season ticket holders! It's a very rustic, natural environment with chickens, peacocks and geese following you around as you wander. My daughter, aged 10, loves scattering corn for the birds and feeding the deer and pigmy goats. There are food machines around the park where you can... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

great day out good for small children nice to get up close to the deer and other animals staff very friendly good value for money will be going again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After having read quite a few negative reviews of Prinknash, we were wondering what to expect. Please people, ignore the negative, vacuous comments that are all too prevalent on this forum. The park is gorgeous, well-maintained, and the lovely lady owner is clearly striving to improve things all the time. I can only imagine the expense of maintenance and improvement.... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I haven't been here for about 5 years and was surprised in the improvements that had been made. There is now a lovely cafe area and shop where I found the prices very reasonable as usually they can be very expensive All the birds and animals are well cared for and access is good if you've got a buggy but... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although the entry might be steep the opportunity to pet and see deers and donkeys was worth it, in my opinion! The birds are rather annoying however, but I suppose they are just hungry - watch out for young young children as any food they will try to take! Good afternoon out though!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

the admission prices (£7.80 per adult, and £6.90 per child; family ticket £27.40) are on a par with Slimbridge (£10.40 per adult and £5.72 per child, family ticket £29.09). The Cotswolds Farm Park is priced similarly. So, with Prinknash pricing in that ball park it is against those type of venues it should be judged. Unfortunately, it falls so far... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. The Visitor Centre has a lease and a licence with its landlords and we are told exactly what we can and can not sell as far as food is concerned, so that visitors are forced to use the monastery tea room. This is not our choice, we are even told how we can serve things.... More 

Carterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We absolutely love coming here abd feeding the tame deer, birds, goats and fish. Open all seasons, Lovely in all weathers. Staff are friendly and there is a new cafe at the deer park, although we do like to use the abbey cafe and see the things the abbey are selling or have made. Remember you will need lots of... More 

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england
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Prinknash Abbey is situated on the outskirts of Gloucester with good views over the Severn basin. There used to be a pottery on the site but this is long gone and has been replaced with a pleasant cafe and some monthly auction rooms. The animal park is of a reasonable size although it would be difficult to spend more than... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and yes the paths are being re-constructed throughout the park, which is an 18 month project as we are well aware that they need to be done. The birds are losing their feathers at this time of year throughout the park and yes there are bird droppings, which is normal. We ask for a donation... More 

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