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Birdland

#3 of 19 things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water Features Animals
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
+44 1451 820480
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Great day-out for kids

Penguins, flamingos, owls, parrots are the highlights for me. Its not only birds - but a Jurassic... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
dineshpr1980
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London, United Kingdom
Very entertaining day for the kids

So many birds. The penguins,cockatoos , owls and many many more The penguins are so friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Hoyce911
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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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Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Penguins, flamingos, owls, parrots are the highlights for me. Its not only birds - but a Jurassic area to keep kids entertain is a plus.

Thank dineshpr1980
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thanks for your lovely review – we really appreciate the feedback. I’m glad to hear that you had a great day out. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

So many birds. The penguins,cockatoos , owls and many many more The penguins are so friendly and cute.

Thank Hoyce911
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you for posting a review about your recent visit to Birdland, I’m glad you enjoyed the day. I hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Birdland and have no problem recommending to others, as it is a most enjoyable experience for all age groups. In fact we enjoyed it so much we have purchased annual passes. We feel our God children will thoroughly enjoy it,...More

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for posting a review. This is great to hear – I look forward to you welcoming you back with your annual cards. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 30 September 2016

While Birdland looks a bit weary in places, the penguin enclosure was worth the price of admission. You get close up and personal with these amazing creatures and the animal handler was friendly and informative.

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Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you for posting a review about your visit to Birdland. I am pleased to hear that you loved the Penguins and the enclosure and found the talks informative. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lots to see and learn about. King penguins amazing. Place is very well cared for and birds look content. Dinosaur trail imaginatively created and well worth doing. Listened to the morning penguin talk which was excellent. Informative and fun to watch.

Thank Nicky H
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you for posting a great review about your recent visit to Birdland. I hope you will return to the park again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It was a lovely experience. They have a vast variety of beautiful birds.. Penguins were so adorable, we watched them for more than an hour.. Kids loved playing with the tortoise Toooo too good

Thank ashmahimu
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you for posting a great review about your recent visit to Birdland. I hope you will return to the park again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 28 September 2016

A great way to spend the afternoon. The King penguins were fab the keeper gave a brilliant presentation during the feeding. Larger than thought with many different birds and a interesting walk in a wooded bit with plenty of information on Dinosaurs. There are also...More

Thank HELEN N
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Delighted to hear that you had a great afternoon visit. Thank you for posting a review and I hope you will return to Birdland again soon. Many thanks Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to kill some time, fantastic variety of birds; including king penguins, flamingos, southern cassoways etc. There are over a 130 species of bird there so there is lots to see! The discovery zone is a great place for kids as it's next to...More

Thank bigjamieL
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for posting a great review. I hope to welcome you back to the park again soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lovely attraction and lots of beautiful birds to see. Good facilities on site including clean toilets and a cafe. We also enjoyed the woodland dinosaur trail and working out the clues to win a small prize. My only slight gripe was that the penguin talk...More

Thank louise j
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you for posting a review about your recent visit to Birdland. We have renovated the Penguin Shore enclosure this year to create better viewing platforms during the Penguin feeding session so I am disappointed to hear that you were unable to see the talk....More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

Absolutely wonderful place, cannot fault it in any way. Prices reasonable, staff very friendly and knowledgeable, catering good. The penguins are the stars ,but closely followed by many others in the great range of exhibits.

Thank keith w
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

That’s great to hear – thank you for sharing your review about your recent visit to Birdland. Many thanks Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

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kingsatidlicote
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Response from Neece242 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - it certainly wasn't open at the end of November.
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Response from djhotel | Reviewed this property |
Dependant on weather but it's a good couple of hours at a leisurely pace.
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Yes they are Christmas day is the only day they shut on according to their website
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