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Xmas day

An Unusual Christmas Day at Birdland

This Christmas Day Keepers at Birdland Park & Gardens have a cracker of a day planned! When Santa and his reindeer have finished for the night, Keepers at Birdland will be up with the larks to look after their flock of native and tropical feathered friends. Head Keeper, Alistair Keen...

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Cuckoo for Christmas!

Discover exciting experiences and interactive gifts ideas at Birdland this Christmas. Click on the headers to buy a Christmas gift voucher. Feed the Penguins This is a very special and memorable experience which delights everyone who takes part. The penguins are fed every day at 2.30pm. Help to feed the...

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for some Christmas Gift inspiration? We have the perfect gift experience for anyone who loves animals as much as we do! Buy a gift voucher online before Christmas and receive a printable voucher to give to your loved one. Penguin Feeding Experience Give someone a very special opportunity to...

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Birdland Winter Opening

This winter, Birdland Park & Gardens is open everyday from 10am – 4pm (except Christmas Day). Enjoy winter walks with the family around the 9-acres of picturesque park and gardens in the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Meet 500 rare and exotic birds, come face to face with our animals...

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Shriek Week at Birdland

Myths & Legends This October Half Term

Visitors will be able to let their imagination fly away with them during October Half Term Holidays, 22 – 30 October, with a special Halloween themed ‘Myths & Legends’ week at Birdland Park & Gardens. Discover why owls are considered to be so wise, where the legend of the phoenix...

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Critically Endangered Waldrapp Ibis Chick

Discover a Rare Waldrapp Ibis Chick

Birdland Park & Gardens has plenty for all the family entertained this bank holiday weekend from Saturday 27 – Monday 29 August. Head to Bourton-on-the-Water to meet King Penguins, explore the Jurassic Journey and discover an exciting array of birds. Birdland are pleased to announce that they have successfully bred...

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Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week with the Penguins

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week (8-14 August) at Birdland Park & Gardens and eat scones with the flamingos and drink tea with the penguins! There’s nowhere better to enjoy a rather colourful afternoon tea experience than the beautifully situated Flamingo Point Café. Treat yourself to a Classic Cotswold Cream Tea, with...

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Celebrate International Owl Awareness Day

Birdland is celebrating International Owl Awareness Day on Thursday 4th August with a day full of owl-tastic activities for families. Everyone will love learning more about owls, owlets and regal raptors at the Park. Children can undertake a fact-finding mission across the parkland finding out more about strigiformes as well...

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A Trio of Penguins Chicks!

A trio of penguin chicks has hatched out at Birdland Park & Gardens. All three chicks, which were born earlier this month at Birdland, are doing well and keepers are pleased to see how they are rapidly growing. Birdland is home to a colony of captive-bred Humboldt penguins who live alongside...

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BNPS.co.uk (01202) 558833 Pic: PhilYeomans/BNPS Missy still leads the colony around their enclosure - despite having to use a carefully deployed flipper to steady her way. Worlds oldest Penguin discovered at a Gloucestershire sanctuary. Missy the penguin has waddled forward to claim the crown as the oldest in the world after defying her keepers' expectations and reaching 'at least 36 years old' - a staggering 108 in human years. Missy, a King Penguin, arrived at the Birdland wildlife park when she was at least five-years-old in 1982, and depite losing the sight in one eye she is still the leader of the colony today. Despite her old age her keepers had no idea that she was the World's oldest, until a zoo in Denmark claimed the title with a Gentoo penguin two years younger than Missy. Staff at Birdland Park and Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water in Glos. are now planning to send her details to the Guinness World Records to prove she has smashed the record. King penguins - Aptenodytes patagonicus in Latin - are only expected to live up to 26 years in captivity. Missy, who is blind in one eye, spends most of her time with her partner of 18 years, Seth, who is thought to be 34-years-old.

Penguins Keeping Cool!

With the beautiful weather and temperatures soaring Keepers at Birdland have had to keep their colony of King Penguins cool! See the King Penguins (the only breeding group in the UK) enjoying a refreshing shower and special ice-lollies!

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