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“Great day out”

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Burford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Zebras and 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. Along with beautiful exotic plants, cactus beds (in the warmer months) and spectacular bedding, all of which make a beautiful backdrop to the animals.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Norfolk, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Cash on arrival speeds up the entry process - you get your tickets before you park up.
Park is well maintained and the flower beds across the park are good.
Train ride is nice although it is an extra £1 per person above the age of 3.
Food hall offered a good choice of food but rather expensive and very long queues at peak times. However due to the cheapish admission charge i understand that the park needs to make money where it can.
Lots to see and do

Visited May 2014
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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“A great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Visited with my 4 year old Daughter. She absolutely loved looking at the many animals, insects snakes etc. She particularly loved going into to see the bats. I saw animals that I'd never heard of. I wasn't sure how she'd be walking around as it's quite a trek to see everything. We did get on the train. We stopped off for lunch and later for an ice cream. I couldn't believe we had spent over 4 hours just wandering about. I'd definitely go back if I'm ever that way.

Visited May 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Family Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Entrance fee for 2 Adults, 2 Children & 2 Senior Citizens was £69, which we thought was very reasonable compared to other similar attractions. The car park is practically within the park, so you can leave your picnics in the car and go back for them later. They do allow dogs in the main park, but a lot of the enclosures don't allow them, so I would suggest leaving them at home if you don't want to be restricted. The park has all kinds of animals and what's great is that they are housed in a way that makes them easy to see. Some you can even go in with such as the Lemur Walkthrough. The animals are also set out in tropical gardens, which adds to the jungle experience. The gardens are maintained beautifully, in particular the walled garden and are as much an attraction as the animals, so bring your camera! There is a restaurant, but there are so many picnic benches around, some undercover, that you are better off bringing your own food to eat within the tropical gardens. Most things are outside as you would expect, so you really need to pick a dry day to fully appreciate the place. There is a train, which costs a pound each. The part that impressed us the most was the reptile house. Loads of exotic animals and some surprisingly large. Their crocodiles and anacondas have to be seen to be believed. Huge! I would say that you need the whole day to see all of it, but it is not too spread out to make it a killer on the feet, provided you wear comfortable shoes. They also have a play area for the kids, while the grown ups take a break and they are currently expanding this area by building a mini mansion, which looks like it will be a lot of fun. I think that covers everything. It's a great place for all ages. We have visited time and time again since our kids were small and if we lived closer we would definitely get a season ticket. Excellent value for money!

Visited May 2014
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“very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great day out , plenty to do and see loads of space , something for everyone

could not fault it , would go back prices very resonable .

Visited May 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“amazing attraction for all the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

we really enjoyed our visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and found a lovey cafe in the centre of the park which provided us with excellent refreshment on a sunny day.
The park had a wide variety of animals for us to see, including: elephants, giraffes, tigers, lions, wolves, reptiles, penguins, meerkats, to name but a few. there was a train which ran around the park which people could ride around and view the animals.
On the whole an excellent day out, we will visit again.

Visited October 2013
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