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Address: Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1451 820480
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, which is...

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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A really nice morning out

We were in Bourton-on-the-Water and had walked around the village and decided to visit Birdland. It was a lovely few hours to spend wandering around the park. They have a good... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Bourton-on-the-Water and had walked around the village and decided to visit Birdland. It was a lovely few hours to spend wandering around the park. They have a good variety of birds and it was great to be able to get so close to the penguins. The dinosaur walk was also very clever and I can imagine it... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place yesterday. They have a good collection of birds from around the world. There is a Jurassic Trail too, though not very interesting, in my opinion. Lots of places to sit around for picnic. They also have wooden tables and benches in the park. The kids will definitely enjoy the penguins. Go there on sunny days to have... More 

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Newbury, Berkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always go to Birdland when we are in the Cotswolds as the kids still enjoy it regardless of the fact they aren't small anymore. It's a kind of tradition in our family.

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

Awesome! My favorite is penguins and dinosaurs! So many birds to see. There is play area for kids. We will be back for sure.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Birdland where there is a good selection of birds to see. You can get within touching distance of the penguins and watch them close up being fed. The accompanying lecture was very informative, although did drag on a bit whilst we waited for the Humboldts to be fed in the water which was the highlight,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today with our 2 year old daughter but were really disappointed overall. There was only enough to occupy us for an hour and that cost us £8.96 per adult (thankfully we booked online so got 10% off normal price). I suspect that on a normal day it would have been better, but firstly the dinosaur exhibit was closed,... More 

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Simon B, General Manager at Birdland, responded to this review

Hi Karen, I am very sorry that you were disappointed by your visit to Birdland, but I think there was some misunderstanding, which could have been corrected had you spoken to staff at Reception. The Jurassic Journey was not closed - there was a barrier where a fence panel had been removed to allow access. If you cross the bridge... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see if you like birds and Penguins. It is great, bit expensive if you have kids but the money goes to the upkeep of this wonderful place to look after the birds. There are so many rare birds there and so interesting.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Birdland many years ago and it was a school project that took us back there, on penguins. The birds are stunning especially the penguins, the two main objections that people have here is the price - well our family of 5 went in for the same as a cinema trip or a couple of theatre tickets (and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited as a family last weekend. It wasn't what we set out to do but the Maze next door was shut! And so we're nearly all of the other Bourton attractions! It was cold and rainy so we were not sure that wandering around in the outside looking at various flying creatures was the best way to spend the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We wandered in without any expectations and were blown away. I have never been that close to penguins before. It was such a buzz. The flamingos were incredibly beautiful and the snow owls were stunning!! Best of all we had the whole place to ourselves! Advantage of going in winter. Highlight of our holiday.

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