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Birdland

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Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
+44 1451 820480
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Great place to visit. We went in December during beautifully bright sunny weather which highlighted... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Susie J
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Upminster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great morning excursion!

We had a great time at Birdland! Plenty to see and the talks given by the keepers are very... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Barry C
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Lacey Green, United Kingdom
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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 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. We went in December during beautifully bright sunny weather which highlighted the birds' beautiful colours. the place is clean and well kept.

Thank Susie J
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review of Birdland. I hope you will return to the park again soon. Many thanks Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Birdland! Plenty to see and the talks given by the keepers are very informative, amusing and professional. Especially liked the penguins and the owls! Great for kids and parents alike!More

Thank Barry C
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for posting a review. It’s great to hear that you found the attraction great for adults and children and that you found the keeper talks informative. I hope to welcome you back to the park again soon. Many thanks,...More

Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited on a particularly cold, crisp winters' day. Consequently, we only saw a couple of other people there, so were able to view the exhibits easily. Extremely interesting, however, I think the information displayed could be a bit more comprehensive, as we were left...More

1  Thank Neece242
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for the great 5 star review about your visit to Birdland. I am pleased to hear you found the birds interesting, and I will pass on your feedback regarding the information displays. I hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks, Simon...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been before but as it was dry decided to pop along, had a great time, the birds are all stunning and curious when visitors go past their enclosures. Cafe was shut but it's low season and mid week so fully understood but the...More

Thank bikerbabe108
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review of Birdland. I look forward to welcoming you back again this year. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited here because I was feeling a little down and wanted a distraction. I LOVED IT!! It is so well manages, the varieties are amazing (I have never seen so many beautiful owlies!) and the highlight of my day was the wonderful Claude! Definitely go!!

Thank Lilipetal
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for the great 5 star review of your visit to Birdland. I am delighted to hear that you loved your day out and I hope to welcome you back to the park again soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Walked in through the gates and first thing I saw were Marabou Storks. Unchained and not in cages. I was stunned why they hadn't flown away. The Penguins clearly steal the show in this place. Definitely recommend it for people of all ages.

Thank Luthfur2k
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review of Birdland, it’s great to hear that you would recommend us as an attraction for all ages. Many thanks Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a decent place to visit - 3-4 hrs is probably enough, take a picnic if the weather is good. Lots to see and wander around

Thank Tim D
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

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

Reviewed 3 November 2016

Didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by the size of the place and the variety of birds. The penguins were definitely the best attraction. You can get very close and they are a delight to watch on land and under water. Go...More

Thank Marilyn E
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for posting a 5 star review, I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable day out and that you would recommend Birdland. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited one afternoon last week, during the half term school holidays and spent a pleasant afternoon walking around looking at all the birds and watching the penguins being fed at 2.30p.m. by the keeper and a lad who was celebrating his birthday. The keeper...More

Thank Glenys236
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for sharing your great review. I hope to welcome you back to the park again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 31 October 2016

Myself and my husband visited Birdland this weekend. It was just under £20 for the both of us to get in. On the whole the place isn't very big. The cages that the birds are in looked very rusty and they seemed dirty. The penguin...More

1  Thank Vicky T
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for your feedback however I am disappointed to hear that some aspects of the park failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. We are continually reinvesting in the park, renovating the Penguin enclosure and adding a brand new...More

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chrisanddoug25
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Response from Daytripper029 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you would need to contact them direct as l don't know I'm afraid.
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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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EssexHeather
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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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