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“Absolutely amazing”
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’
Reviewed January 5, 2013

No matter if you like birds or not, you have to visit this place. At the very least, to see penguins as close as you will ever get to them unless you join the BCC crew on yet another Frozen Planet set. Other birds were cool and probably used to seeing tourists, so quite friendly. Parrots were posing for pictures all the way. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank kukunder
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Visited here on what was luckily a nice warm day which always helps the reviews. Warm memories are good memories. So I guess we were lucky it wasn't raining as it rained on most days in the UK in 2012.
The place is not massive, but we never expected it to be as it's not a massive village. (is it a village or a town?) Anyway, it's big enough and we felt it was reasonably priced.
I'm a bird lover and so I always like places like this.
We enjoyed our visit and would recommend it.

Thank rayraysworld
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place needs an overhaul, maybe December isnt the best time to visit but the attractions are few and far between and the desert birds in a smallish sort of greenhouse were very poor, the world signs indicating where the species came from were a joke they cannot be seen, The highlight was the feeding of the penguins,

We came away disapointed and feeling we had not had value for money

1  Thank MichaelCTraveller
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I would recommend a visit to bird land , we spent a few hours there on the 8th December 2012, They even let dogs in which is amazing as many attractions don't . We had our dog with us and she seemed to enjoy it as much as we did. You can get up real close to the penguins , if you we're allowed you could touch them you are that close.

Thank Dave G
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

A lot of the birds looked very unhappy. Nothing going on apart from the feeding of the penguins...however this is at 1430hrs, which wasn't much good to us as we got there hours before that.

Not much to see.

1  Thank Mr_smith_1977
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