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“The creatures are clearly cared for but there is room for improvement on the rest”
Review of Birdworld

Birdworld
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Farnham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Set in 26 acres of landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the UK. In addition to birds from around the world, Birdworld also has an aquarium, Underwater World and the Jenny Wren farm featuring creatures great and small.During a visit there are lots of daily events including penguin feeding, animal encounters and the amazing Outdoor Flying Display (Easter- End October). Not to be missed is Penguin Beach, a fantastic walk through exhibit featuring a colony of African Penguins and new aviaries include’ Wings of Love’ the Lovebird aviary and ‘Outback Landing’ a walk through Budgie feeding exhibit.Birdworld has numerous catering outlets but also plenty of space for picnics and with two well-stocked gift shops you will find everything you need for a great day out.
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We visited on 18th June. Sadly they were having electrical issues and the cafés hot food and drinks were not working, but they had advised of this on their website, so we were for warned...In any case take a picnic with you as the food and drink prices are predictably expensive. There are plenty of places to eat your picnic. There was also no water to wash hands in one of the gents toilets, I did report it and the staff member was receptive and thanked me for reporting it. Hope they fixed it!
The birds are clearly cared for but some of the places they live in are in a poor state of repair and appear grubby. The place is quite dated and needs a bit of a lift.
There is a very old children's climbing frame with a couple of swings which are clearly passed their best and have relatively sharp metal shows through the split rubber casing, this needs urgent attention before a little fingers get hurt. Although the gardens are well maintained. The gift shop appears quite chaotic, with some very random gifts for sale. It's not a shop you can browse easily.
The flying display was excellent and the member of staff presenting the show knew her stuff . It was nice to see a pair kookaburra, a Caracara and a parrot as part of the display rather than the usual birds of prey.
On the same site is a petting farm which is ok.
There is a small aquarium as well which has a good selection of different fish, a couple crocs and a Sexy Shrimp...yes that's true!!
Overall it's a good day out, and don't forget your picnic. I would have marked it excellent if it hadn't been let down with the points above.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I used to live near this attractraction and always paid visits there ,with my children and by myself,,on many occassions.
Have always found everything to be clean and well run,Birds are in Tip Top condition,in a gorgeous environment,
A fairly reasonable area out side for picnics also an indoor restuarant,but found this to be noisy and the food varieties,were not good.but....on the whole a very good day out.
The aquarium is excellent too.

1  Thank Patricia5555
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I was purchased the experience of Birdkeeper for the Day as a birthday present. I booked it for 29th May 2014 and arrived not REALLY knowing what to expect! All I can say is that I had the most fantastic, FANTASTIC day! I was warmly met, looked after SO, SO well by Paula and her birdkeeper team as well as Ben and Sylvie - the education team. I was shown so many things behind the scenes as well as hands on feeding of so many different birds including - the beautiful penguins. Everything was explained to me from hatching, rearing, breeding, feeding, enrichment and general care and welfare of all the birds. Zoe let me cuddle a baby penguin that she has hand reared. I also took part in various events/shows - Pelican, Penguin, Great Bustards feeding and talks as well as the Outdoor Flying Display. Just to be part of the team, to see how hard they work and how well they love and care for the birds was such a wonderful experience. As you may have realised by now I had such fun, learnt so much and had a great time. Sorry that I have not mentioned all the keepers by name but I want to mention some of the birds - French Freddie, Harold, Charlie, Barnaby and SO many more. I cannot recommend this experience enough but IF this day out is too much for your pocket there are other experiences. If not just visit for the day there is so much to see. Thank you Birdworld and all your staff. Julie xxx

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

You have to negotiate the shop on the way in and the way out! Be warned. They want you to part with your money - so those blinkers are worth buying before you park your car! Gifts are overpriced as is the food. If you like birds - you will enjoy the attraction.

1  Thank Sasparilla H
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you like to see a variety of wild birds this is the place to go, however, be warned they are all captive and some of the conditions are far from ideal for the birds. You can walk through areas where the birds fly around you which is great to see them up and close. Allow a few hours to see it all, they reduce the price by 25% for the last 2 hours of opening. Great for kids

Thank Andy C
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