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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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Baby Penguin at Birdland

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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Summer Fun at Birdland

For fantastic family fun this summer enjoy an exciting and educational day out at Birdland. One of the UK’s biggest bird gardens, discover an array of amazing wildlife from King Penguins to Tortoises! Situated in the picturesque Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds, Birdland boasts a beautiful natural setting...

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Penguin Week this May Half Term

Waddle with the penguins for Penguin Week this May Half Term at Birdland Park & Gardens. From 28 May – 5 June, head to Penguin Shore for plenty of penguin fun. Keepers will be putting your penguin know-how to the test with a special quiz about our piscivorous pals, plus...

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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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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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