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Prinknash Bird And Deer Park

Prinknash Park, Cranham GL4 8EX , England
+44 1452 812727
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Cranham
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Bird Park is a small park set in a natural Cotswold Valley so there are small hills. It is ideal for families with toddlers as it's not too large.... more » Owner description: The Bird Park is a small park set in a natural Cotswold Valley so there are small hills. It is ideal for families with toddlers as it's not too large. All the birds are free 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. There are follies for the children to play in especially the Wendy House where you will always find toys. Bird Food can be purchased on arrival along with teas and coffees. In the summer the Kookaburras are flown at noon. This is a casual park where you can get close to the birds and animals. The park is undergoing a major change at present with a new visitor centre being built which will be opening in August 2014 which we are looking forward to greatly as there will be toilets a small gift shop and a wide range of courses for adults and children alike will be available. There is a temporary access, however, this is not affecting the park which will remain open daily with the exception of Good Friday. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Spent a hot morning here with a 3 yr old and a ten month old (in a pushchair) at the time it was having a face lift but had read this prior to going so was not surprised when their normal entrance for pushchairs and wheel chairs was not accessible but friendly staff helped bring a pushchair down some steps.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The park is set in a beautiful but manageable area, there's plenty to see and feeding the different birds is great for the kids. You'll meet hop along the red breasted goose, he makes out it's all a bit much, but in reality he revels in the fact his dodgy foot means he gets the sympathy vote and plenty of... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to go onto Trip Advisor to post your review. Whilst we have suffered from malicious reviews in the past the perpetrators and their friends have run out of steam and true reviews are shining through. The park is lovely and has a really dedicated team and it is always upgrading where fiscally possible... More

milford haven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Its not often you see wild animals so well cared for, these tame deer have such a large land to roam in and they are more than happy to be petted. their calm manner with everyone, including children whom approach with speed (the excitement to stand next to a deer is a lot!!!). the birds in the park love being... More

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

Many many thanks for taking the effort to post your review, it makes a massive difference to us all that visitors love what we do and our approach to wildlife. We are totally passionate about our birds being free, engaged and interested in their visitors and the pleasure for us is seeing the pleasure it gives you. We have suffered... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited a couple of years ago, when I enjoyed the Park, but it has got even better since then. There are now some poultry which the kids really loved, as they are very tame, as well as a lot more rare birds, which are difficult to see in other places, eg kookaburras, black swans, redbreasted geese. Its lovely to... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review "truthfully" the park. It is quite amazing the ridiculous things that people post on this site but we understand that it is harder to pin someone down to write a nice review rather than the opposite. The new visitor centre will be completed shortly and hope that you can come back to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A memorable experience for all ages. Wander among ducks, geese, peacocks, deer and many other exotic creatures. Get up close and feed them. All in the stunning grounds of Prinknash Abbey, set in glorious Cotswold countryside. The perfect family outing!

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

Many thanks for taking the time to fight your way through Trip Advisor to write such a nice review. We also believe that we have a wonderful park, it's very special and for those "armchair conservationists" out there who don't get it we would prefer that they stayed away leaving the park to the visitors that do. The park is... More

Prenton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Visited whilst staying in the area , was disappointed with what we did see but restoration was taking place when we visited. The garden was very small and we wrongly thought we may have been able to visit the monastry. There is a large car park and a nice cafe area. Did not visit the Bird area so cannot comment.

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

You have posted your review on The Bird Park page. You clearly state that you did not visit The Bird Park - please can you remove your review. As we have a stunning park and is anything but disappointing but I do understand why you would think that the monastic garden was. Thanks. More

Evesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First and foremost thanks you so much to the staff and owner of this Park, it is beautiful, well kept, surrounding and views amazing, animals and birds so friendly, it was a pleasure to be up close with them. The actual park is spotless as are all the animals and birds habitats. All the staff and owner were polite, and... More

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

Many many thanks for taking the effort to post your review, it makes a massive difference to us all that visitors love what we do and our approach to wildlife. We are totally passionate about our birds being free, engaged and interested in their visitors and the pleasure for us is seeing the pleasure it gives you. We have suffered... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had a most enjoyable first visit to the park yesterday afternoon. There was ample free parking (donation invited) followed by a short 2 minute walk down a gentle slope to the ticket cabin where the staff were friendly and welcoming. The park is larger than I imagined with very many bird species to see, most of whom are roaming... More

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Gloucestershire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very disappointed with this - expensive to get in for what is there and the place is in dire need of a facelift - the reindeers looked ill the male had a cough and the other has lost nearly all its fur - sure they must shed but it looked tired and listless - did not seem to be much... More

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

The Reindeer enclosure has a "clear" notification on it stating that it is under refurbishment and there have been contractors working in this area since the start of June so it is evident that works are underway and your comments are inaccurate. The Reindeer do loose their fur in the summer months. They are sprayed daily as is their housing... More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Being a season ticket holder I regularly visit the park for a day out with my teenagers or just pop by on my own if time is limited. I find the park & surroundings are beautiful & immediately feel relaxed once I am inside the park feeding the various birds, who come up to greet you, by hand, my life... More

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