kids activities

There are lots of opportunities for children to get involved with plenty of activities at Birdland. Enjoy a day out at one of the UK’s biggest bird gardens and discover an array of wildlife. Become a perch for a parrot or a landing pad for an owl at one of the entertaining Keeper talks. Find out more about the birds at one of the talks or feeding displays and meet the keeper for some interactive sessions with the friendly residents. The daily summer holiday programme includes flamingo, penguin and pelican feeds.

Birdland boasts a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds; including 140 different species such as vibrant flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots, laughing kookaburras and magical owls displayed in over 50 aviaries. Our nature reserve helps children discover indigenous creatures from dragonflies, grass snakes, otters and kingfishers all of which have been spotted at Birdland.

It’s not all birds here at Birdland! Visitors can also meet giant tortoises, pet rabbits and guinea pigs or come face to face with a snake in our Encounter Zone. Discover some of our fascinating egg laying creatures including snakes, lizards and even poisonous frogs. Whilst here visit the Hatchery and Nursery and spot some new born chicks! The Hatchery allows children and adults to see up close the rare eggs needing special care and watch the chicks hatching and taking their first steps. Look out for close encounter sessions and don’t miss our feeding times which take place throughout the day.

Follow in the footsteps of the dinosaur hunters at Birdland in the Jurassic Journey. Archaeologist discoveries have uncovered the Costwolds were once home to a host of prehistoric dinosaurs. Join the Dino Dig and unearth a fossil yourself!

Finally finish up at the Flamingo Point Café or choose one of the picnic spots for some serene space to relax and refresh at leisure.

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