Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford: Hours, Address, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Closer to Wildlife! Stroll around the Park discovering over 260 different animal species in 160 acres of beautiful parkland and stunning gardens. Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, walk with Lemurs in our Madagascar exhibit and watch Rhinos graze in front of the Gothic listed Manor House, with only a ha-ha in between you. Take a ride on Bella the Train around the Park or let the kids explore the adventure playground. Have lunch in our restaurant or picnic on our spacious lawns. Pet the goats in the Farmyard or watch the Penguins being fed (daily at 11am & 3pm). If your're brave take a peek in our Reptile house with Crocodiles, venomous snakes and lizards or watch the bats flying around in the Bat house or see the creepy crawlies in the Insect House. Stroll around our Walled Garden with Meerkats, Otters, Prairie Dogs, Penguins and Tropical House with free-roaming Sloths, bats and birds. The glorious garden make a beautiful backdrop to the animals.
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Samuel
Didcot, UK3 contributions
great day out for anyone
Oct 2021
great day out we spent the whole day at the park it was good to see all the animals and gardens and had a nice ice cream at the café
Written October 24, 2021
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Fluffyslipper
3 contributions
A grand day out
Oct 2021 • Family
Fabulous spot, plenty of parking, wide paths, good number of toilets and baby changing facilities. Various eateries across the park and not over priced, lots of picnic tables about as well as little quiet lawns with benches. Appears to appeal to all ages with/without children, with/without dogs. Finally, the animals are delightful as are the many bird species at the site , interesting exhibits on bats and invertebrates. You could easily spend all day just wandering the paths and being pleasantly surprised! Definitely recommend.
On a side note the planting throughout the site is gorgeous, I'd love the plants to have
Written October 23, 2021
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Sue M
1 contribution
Great place to visit with immaculate planting and environment
Oct 2021 • Family
Used to visit years ago when my kids were small. Today's visit was just as good. The park & gardens are immaculately kept, with amazing plants. Most of the animals look happy and fulfilled. Only complaint is that some are not in the enclosures and they don't tell you that on the signs. A good choice of food, with a fast moving queue, although the food wasn't the hottest it could have been. Lovely to visit again after all these years. Highlights were the snakes and the giraffes.
Written October 22, 2021
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kev
11 contributions
Great day out
Oct 2021 • Couples
My wife and I spent the whole day at the park it was a great day. Could not fault the whole place. Plenty to see and it’s great that there are not many fences like in other zoo parks.
Written October 22, 2021
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Andrew S
1 contribution
Beautiful animals at the Cotswolds wildlife park.
Oct 2021 • Couples
My wife and I have visited the park many times and we never fail to be impressed with everything.
The animals are kept in beautiful areas, and every where is kept extremely clean.
The gardens are equally beautiful and tidy.
Restaurant facilities are very good with a nice selection of hot and cold food and drink.
Staff throughout the park are super friendly and obviously have a passion for what they do.
I treated my wife to a keeper for the day experience for her birthday previously.
An experience both she and I will treasure for always.
Thankyou to everyone at the Cotswolds wildlife park for everything you do.
Written October 19, 2021
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OxfordTim
Oxford, UK626 contributions
Lovely day out with grandchildren
Oct 2021
My first trip to this animal park for several years, and resulted in an enjoyable day out with my son and grandchildren.
I had to leave early so couldn't see all the park had to offer.
I enjoyed all the favourites in the small area by the entrance such as the meerkats and penguins.
We then went on the train, great value at £2 for adults, it gives you a good overview of the park so you can plan your day.
The children's zoo followed, their favourite was probably the goats which the grandchildren enjoyed stroking.
I left the grandchildren at the fantastic large play area, where they were having a great time on the slides and other items of play equipment.
Written October 18, 2021
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Ros O
Aldbourne, UK15 contributions
Zoo Keeper for a day experience of a lifetime
Oct 2021
I love animals and had always wanted to be a zoo keeper for a day. This experience was outstanding with so much more direct interation than I had expected. The day started at 9 am and lasted until 4.30. Apart from a one hour lunch break (when I received personl service in the restaurant) I was one on one with a range of different keepers who were each specialists in the animals of reptiles I was with. I was able to stroke rhinos, capbaras, armadillos, tapirs, Giant tortoises and hand feed penguins, Capybaras, tapirs, giraffes, large gibbons, giant tortoises, and small ant eaters. The staff were unfailingly interesting, polite and good company. I would recomment it to anyone who loves animals. It is tiring for the over 60s which I am when you are trying to keep up with a young keeper striding across the park but I was determined not to ask them to slow down! I would love to go again. Excellent value for a great day out.
Written October 17, 2021
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Lisaj80
9 contributions
Fab day out
Oct 2021 • Family
We visited today thinking we would only spend half a day at the park, but we're very impressed by the amount of animals they had here. I saw creatures I have not seen before. My daughter had lots of fun at the adventure playground. The onsite restaurant was clean with a good range of hot and cold food. This wildlife park is one of the best I have been to and was certainly worth the money which to be honest was very reasonable. There were lots of picnic benches and lots of toilet facilities located round the park. The ground a well kept and some lovely paths. I would definitely recommend a visit and make sure you set a full day aside for your visit.
Written October 17, 2021
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Shaun S
1 contribution
Birthday treat
Oct 2021 • Family
What an absolutely fantastic place! Amazing walks around beautiful gardens, I was constantly taking pictures of trees and flowers, hats off to their gardening team. The animals and birds I don’t know where to begin… You are almost in touching distance of so many beautiful animals who seem to be so well looked after. As you walk around the park it’s full of little surprises, monkeys here, rhinos there my camera was constantly taking pictures. Highlight was feeding of the giraffe’s, stood on a high platform just feet away from a giraffe’s head as they ate their tea was an incredible experience. I cannot fault Cotswold wildlife park i had the most incredible day.
Massive shout out to your friendly staff and residents. Will be back very soon.
Written October 16, 2021
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suffolkjackie
United Kingdom35 contributions
Fabulous park and gardens
Oct 2021
A wonderful day out! We have been before and well it is a spectacular place to spend a day. The gardens are amazing, even at this time of year, s much trouble has been taken to make them look interesting. The staff are very friendly and will tell you about the animals. The big glass house was my favourite where there are birds flying and walking around you, fruit bats hanging for the ceiling and the sloth, if you can find him, which we did, we spent ages in here. There is a train that you go travel around the park, to see some of the further parks of the park, if you are unable to walk that far, which was £2.00 each person. the animals look well cared for and some are free to walk about, like in the Madagascar section, where Lemurs apparently can undo your shoelaces .Was a joy to watch them sun bathing .We were at this park for about 6hours, but we did spend quite a while in some places just watching the animals. There are mobility scooters and wheelchairs that we can hire if you phone ahead.
Written October 13, 2021
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