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Close Encounters over May Bank Holiday

Get up close and personal with the feathered residents at Birdland this May Bank Holiday weekend, 30 April – 2 May. Become a perch for a parrot or a landing pad for an owl. Climb inside the tortoise pen and come face to face with a snake. Exciting encounters for...

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King Penguin Behaving Badly February Half Term

Celebrate World Penguin Day!

Celebrate World Penguin Day at Birdland on the 25 April. The newly renovated Penguin Shore is home to the UK’s only breeding group of King Penguins as well as a comical group of Humboldts!  Enjoy twice-daily Penguin Feeds and talks from Head Keeper, and surrogate Penguin Dad, Alistair Keen. Watching the...

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Real Easter Eggs at Birdland Park & Gardens

It is an eggciting time this Easter at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland, from Friday 25 March – Sunday 10 April. With real eggs under watch and cracking Easter activities planned, there’s plenty for all the family to enjoy over the holidays.  Birdland has eggcellent captive breeding programmes, and families can discover the...

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Easter chicks at Birdland

Eggciting Easter at Birdland!

It is an eggciting time this Easter at Birdland, from Friday 25 March – Sunday 10 April. With real eggs under watch and cracking Easter activities planned, there’s plenty for all the family to enjoy over the holidays. We have eggcellent captive breeding programmes, and families can discover the different breeding...

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New King Penguin at Birdland Park & Gardens

New Year, New King Penguin!

We are celebrating the start of 2016 with a very special new arrival, a female King Penguin. Travelling to the park all the way from Demark the 16 month old little girl is part of our breeding programme. Arriving just before Christmas the King Penguin now happily inhabits Penguin Shore...

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Penguins behaving badly at Birdland Park & Gardens

Birds Behaving Badly!

We are celebrating birds behaving badly over the February Half Term Holidays starting Saturday 13 until Sunday 21 February 2016. From blood-sucking songbirds and puking penguins to stinking storks and spitting swallows, our keepers will reveal revolting facts about some of the world’s baddest birds. There will be toxic talks and terrible trails highlighting the horrible aspects of natural...

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Bird Land Bourton on the water Flamingo Point Cafe May 2015 Picture Simon Pizzey

Cafe Opening Times this Winter

Please note: the cafe will be closed through out week days in December/ January, but will remain open on weekends.  Please find complimentary tea and coffee facilities near the park entrance.

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The Ferocious Crested Seriema

Meet the New Arrivals

We are excited to announce the new arrivals to our flock. Two Crested Seriemas have landed all the way from Zurich. The pair is native to parts of South America where they feed on snakes and other small animals. The ferocious duo is a 3 year old male and a 2...

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Myths & Legends at Birdland October Half Term

Visitors will be able to let their imagination fly away with them during October Half Term Holidays, 24 October – 1 November, with a special Halloween themed ‘Myths & Legends’ week and the new Jurassic Journey Trail at Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water. Discover why owls are considered to be...

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BOURTON. 08/08/2015. Head keeper Al Keen with a one month old Flamingo chicks at Birdland in the Cotswolds. Photo credit: Cliff Hide/Birdland

Flamboyance of Flamingo Chicks at Birdland

We are delighted that 2 Caribbean flamingo chicks have hatched weighing 85g & 105g. The new arrivals have been met with delight by the keepers at the Bourton-on-the-Water who incubated the eggs and have been rearing by hand. The chicks, who are just over four weeks old, are a whitish grey...

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