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

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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Up close and personal

Great place to visit if you like being up close and personal with animals and birds...and it's not very often you can be so close to a deer.Some very amusing chickens who look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit if you like being up close and personal with animals and birds...and it's not very often you can be so close to a deer.Some very amusing chickens who look like they have a very happy life .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been a few times now- the park is fairly large so there's plenty of space to find a quiet place to sit, have a picnic, etc... The birds and animals are beautiful and it all seems very well managed (...without being over-managed). Highlights at the moment include the pygmy goats, a huge variety of birds who follow you everywhere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The birds and deer are so tame that you can feed them from your hand! Our children (3 and 6) loved having the bags of feed to to give out. We took a picnic and made a day of it (10am-2pm) and ended up back in the cafe for an ice-cream and a hot drink. We'd definitely go back! It's... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here as a child and loved it but this time around I thought it was of need of some extra bits and some updates like the main reception are has been done up and it looks beautiful. The park needs to be looking as nice to. I had the vouchers from groupon that's the only reason... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and yes we have built a wonderful new Visitor Centre which has taken 8 years of our time and so are pleased that you like the three quarters of a million refurbishment. However, the reason that visitors come to the park is to see the wide collection of waterfowl and they can not be kept... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not great value for money considering how much more there is to do at many other local attractions for a couple of pounds more. Should be more like £4 to get in as only takes an hour to look round.

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

Many thanks for your review and are sorry to hear that you did not get the best from The Bird Park. Our prices are set in line with other local attractions. You have not given us much to go on as to what was not for you but we do appreciate that we can not please everyone all of the... More 

Hertford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here on several occasions as a child it was nice to return with my 2. The park is improved from what I remember it with large open enclosures for the animals and birds to roam free. Plenty of opportunities to feed the animals and they are very used to human interaction so are friendly and approach you for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the new visitor centre for a coffee and a snack. We both had hot chocolates and sat watching the reindeer from the balcony. We can't comment about the park itself but the welcome we had was very friendly. I'm sure we will return soon to visit the park in full.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new Visitor Centre was beautifully laid out. The view from the Balcony was lovely. It was disappointing that the hot drinks come from a machine and only cakes and biscuits on sale. I think they are missing a trick and a fridge with some bought in lunch options would be a good improvement. The park is not easy with... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first visit and it was a great day out. So much to see including so many peacocks and peahens. Also, ducks, swans, goats, donkeys, play areas for kids and lakes. Beautiful place superbly laid out. On the way down from the car park is the Monastrey cafe where we had a delicous lunch at very reasonable prices. Highly reccomend... More 

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

Thank you so much for coming to see us (and unlike the visitor who left a review after you) enjoying it so much. Like everything in life you get out what you put in and if your in the right frame of mind you will enjoy everything to the full. Do come again! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It is in great location, so relaxing afternoon, been here twice already and gonna come back many many times!!! it's just best place to relax and run away from town, there is wonderful places to visit even on the way to Prinknash Bird And Deer Park, never disappointed

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

Many thanks for your review and for coming to visit our much loved Bird & Deer Park. Your welcome any time even if for a quick coffee on the balconies to get away from things. Thanks again for your visit. M More 

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