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“Lots of birds and a few other things”
Review of Birdworld

Ranked #6 of 25 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 13 July 2014

Birdworld is mainly about birds. It has lots of different species fluttering about the place. Although it does also have an aquarium and a petting zoo, if you don't think you will enjoy looking at birds, it may not be the right place for you.

We (two adults and two boys aged 4 and 6) had a really nice day. We had great fun feeding the dried worms they sell to the different birds, talking to the parrots (who talk back), watching the pelicans being fed and stroking the goats. The aquarium is small but has things you don't often see (horseshoe crabs, axolotls etc). The cafe was fine and quite reasonable (£5 for a meal of sausage and chips or similar).

On the negative side it felt a bit run down. There were two small play areas but I thought they could do with being extended and updated for after the kids have had their fill of looking at birds. It is also quite expensive - £50 for the four of us.

Thank Mesurier
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Spent a pretty boring 3 hours here recently, and that was really dragging the time out. Decent collection of birds, hence 2 rating and not 1. First of all the price is shocking, how they can justify 16 pound for adults and 13 for kids. We did use £40 of tesco day out vouchers, so not as bad for us. Not quite sure the point in having two different species of penguins in two terrible enclosures. Then jenny wren farm, warning don't put your hands near the rabbits but you can go and sit with a child in amongst 6 horned goats, not sure on that. The train, sorry clapped out tractor was the icing on the cake, we waited with our 3 year old for the 12.45 trip, we were there from about 12.35, at about 1.05 a completely uninterested girl appeared and never said why she was 20 mins late, no speaking to any of the kids who had stood for about 30 mins. When our son then bought something in the gift shop, after underwater world- which was not too bad, the cashier could nit have been less interested, no customer scree at all, we were clearly all a burden to her. Will not be going back anytime soon

Thank CLOIL2012
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Spent a very enjoyable day here. Lots to see, many interesting and well kept birds. Lovely landscaped aviaries set within very beautiful gardens. Been to many animal attractions and this is one of the better ones. If it was closer I would go on a regular basis. Food ok in restaurant aswell

Thank BobMandy187048
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I've been here a few times but this year For my 24th birthday I had received a keep for the day. It was amazing , the team Paula , jack ,Ben , Alice and Zoe and the rest of the team where so lovely , I got exclusive treatment meeting friendly birds the amazing staff had hand raised, I experienced flick the laughing thrush - she was so sweet , forest the emu that the staff had rehabilitated as she was kept in a dark room, I got to cuddle this friendly giant and bath him in the sun, also beautiful George the baby penguin that talented staff member Zoe hand raised... And many more birds aswell, jack showed me the ropes and they all treated me with kindness and as a person! Everyone has to experience a keeper for the day at birdworld ! It's a day you will never forget! Birdworld is a great day out for everyone , and u get to learn so much about the different species of birds they have but also get to see the up close in walk through aviaries ! Birdworld is amazing!!!!

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Took my grandchildren there who are 4,and 2. We were very lucky with sunny warm weather all day and enjoyed our picnic on the rug. The relaxed, countryside feel, is lovely, as so many animal parks are too "themed". So much to see and do with plenty of sit down and play areas. The children really loved Jenny Wren's small animals area and the 2 tractors to play on. My son and I enjoyed a sit down surrounded by trees in the shade!

The penguins particularly were great fun. If you want refreshments,there are several kiosks and a restaurant, but we just had am ice cream during the afternoon.

The expression "tired" has been mentioned, but I like rustic parks, where it's not too clinical, so would not complain about that aspect. Maybe there should be a little play area for small children as most of the apparatus is not suitable as it is. Also they could renew the wood chip, which is so fragmented that it gets into the children's sandals.

We loved it and would go again.

Thank provencepassion
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