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Birdland

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Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
+44 1451 820480
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Boys loved it

I went on my own with the two boys aged 5 and 10 they really enjoyed it especially the penguins and... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
Scott F
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All the keepers are so knowledgeable and happy to answer questions

We have been bringing our granddaughter for nearly 3 years, since she was 18 months old. She loves... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2017
BarbaraD428
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Kidderminster
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“king penguins” (90 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (57 reviews)
“nature reserve” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
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+44 1451 820480

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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

I went on my own with the two boys aged 5 and 10 they really enjoyed it especially the penguins and dinosaurs...

Thank Scott F
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting Birdland - really great to hear that the boys enjoyed the experience and do hope you'll get chance to return sometime. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell Manager

Reviewed April 20, 2017

We have been bringing our granddaughter for nearly 3 years, since she was 18 months old. She loves more things about it each time we come. There is so much to see, but within a fairly compact area so ideal for younger children. The penguin...More

Thank BarbaraD428
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you for your review and I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoy time here with your grand-daughter. I look forward to you visiting again soon and hope you will continue to discover more about our fascinating birds. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell

Reviewed April 18, 2017

My fiance bought me a keeper for the day experience and I loved it so much ❤ Tom and Al were brilliant. Obviously super knowledgable and loved their jobs and the animals! Birds were lovely and happy. My day involved letting the chickens, rabbits, parrots...More

Thank Stephanie S
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review and I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Keeper Experience. The team here really enjoyed hosting your time with us. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell Manager

Reviewed April 18, 2017

Went to this attraction on 17th April and loved it. Parking at busy times can be a bit of a lottery but its worth it in the end. Lovely town centre with lots of quirky little gift shops. Give it a try ..the kids will...More

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting Birdland and really pleased to hear you enjoyed seeing the Park and also Bourton. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell Manager

Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Not to impressed it looks like it needs a good tidy up it's all over grown and dirty bit over priced even for the locals

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

I'm sorry to read your feedback about Birdland Park and disappointed that we did not live up to your expectations. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell Manager

Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We quite liked this place, it was a last minute booking I think it's better for adults as children would get bored easily..... however there is a petting section that the kids would love Great location as there are other things to do There aren't...More

Thank Emma G
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for your feedback about Birdland following your visit to the Park. I'm glad you found it interesting. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell Manager

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Nice Birds, shame the cages were not bigger as a lot of them looked bored,the enclosures look really old and run down and the whole place just looks a bit drab,could do with a major re-vamp,a lot of the info boards on the cages didn't...More

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for your feedback. We are in the process of re-developing many of the 'old' aviaries to newer style habitats for the birds. All the environments though are carefully managed to be the best care we can provide for our...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

A great day out for all The family. So much to see and do. Well kept animals. Loved the penguin feeding. Well worth the money.

Thank 548joanna
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thanks for visiting Birdland - really pleased you enjoyed the day and seeing the Penguins being fed. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell Manager

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Disappointing. Admission prices high for what you get. Nice range of birds but many kept in very small cages that need money spent on them. Nice loos though!More

1  Thank Carolyn W
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for posting your feedback - we do appreciate your thoughts. We are in the process of improving some older aviaries but always ensure that the care and habitats we provide for the birds is the right environment for them...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We went during the Easter weekend. There was plenty spaces in the field car park ( £3) for the whole day and only couple of minutes walk. The place was bigger and better than we first anticipated. They have a great variety of birds and...More

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for taking the time to post a review. I'm really pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed the day and all the attractions here. I do hope you will get chance to return. Best wishes, Simon Blackwell Mnaager

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chrisanddoug25
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Response from Daytripper029 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you would need to contact them direct as l don't know I'm afraid.
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Not sure - it certainly wasn't open at the end of November.
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Dependant on weather but it's a good couple of hours at a leisurely pace.
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