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“Good day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Birdland

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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good day out”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Lots of fun things to see. Penguins were great to watch. Watch the paths as they are slippery when wet as lots covered in moss.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great day out - even in the rain!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great fun - we could have watched the penguins for hours! On the down side, the cafe was a little disappointing with a strong smell of frying food and poor decor - like a greasy spoon cafe!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice low-key day out. Theme park this is not!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Took a group of nine year olds for a birthday treat. 1st visit.
All staff v helpful & welcoming.
Not too big, nice feel about it, not too commercialised (ie not loads of vending machines scattered around, & there is a shop but you don't have to go through it!)
Plenty of room for running & small playground area = lots of energy burned off.
Excellent cafe - let us pre-order & bring our own cake. The only cold drinks are bottled but happily provided water. Good, fast food, v good value. Couldn't have been more helpful.
Parrots, penguins, macaws & emu were great entertainment for the kids, loads of interesting species & the wildlife trail feels like being in a nature reserve.
Stayed 4 hours - could easily have stayed longer.
Really refreshing, down to earth, good value day out!

Visited October 2012
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Worth the Visit”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Worth visiting, takes about 3 hours to see everything, reasonable value for money. Service in the cafe was good although food was a little overpriced but there were picnic tables where you could take your own food.

Visited October 2012
Thank beemermal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fab place..”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Birdland is a great place to visit, we went last week during our stay in Bourton and so glad we did. There is also a nature reserve on site with a bird hide where we were lucky enough to see a kingfisher after a 15 minute wait! Well worth the money.

Visited October 2012
Thank Shird
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