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spectacled Owls at Birdland

Have a hoot with these Owl Facts

This week we are looking into one of the wiser bird species, the Owl. Read this blog post for lots of interesting owl facts which might just help you win the next online family quiz! What do Owls eat? Their diets depends largely on the species of owl but generally...

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A moulting king penguin on ice at Birdland Park and Gardens PIC John Lawrence 710x335 - Ice blocks helping penguins chill out

Ice blocks helping penguins chill out

A colony of king penguins at Birdland are avoiding the heat by chilling out on giant ice blocks. Staff are freezing buckets of water to recreate mini-icebergs for the flightless birds. They have also set up showers and sprinklers in their enclosure to allow them to cool down. Birdland is...

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Parrots Facts at Birdland Park & Gardens

Summer of Feathered Fun!

Birdland will showcase more than 500 species of birds to thousands of visitors during the summer holidays. Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, our magical combination of wildlife, woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect day out. A recent new development is the revamped penguin enclosure, with...

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Close Encounters Area

Ten Fun Things For Under Tens at Birdland

Schools out for the summer and Birdland Park and Gardens is open every day for little twitchers and fledgling fossil hunters to explore the Cotswold wildlife park. Here’s a list of the top 10 things for youngsters to see and do at Birdland before they’re 10 years old: Spot Spike...

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Penguins at Birdland Park & Garden

Feathered Fathers at Birdland

Staff will pay tribute to some of the finest feathered fathers as part of a celebration for Father’s Day (Sunday 19th June). Early summer is always a busy time for the team at Birdland, with eggs and chicks aplenty, but there will be a special focus on the male of...

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Penguin Week at Birdland

Birdland Park & Gardens will celebrate the opening of a stunning new penguin enclosure and the intake of several new residents as part of their Penguin Week during May half term (May 28-June 5). The team have already welcomed a group of African penguins to the park from Bristol Zoo,...

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Jurassic Journey in Bourton-on-the-Water

A Day Out in Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds

Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the most scenic villages in the UK and makes for a great autumn adventure. We have put together some ideas for you to enjoy a day out in the Cotswold village with family and friends this autumn. Birdland Start your day with a trip to meet...

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Jurassic Journey at Birdland Park & Gardens

Dinosaur Weekend at Birdland

Dinosaur hunters and budding palaeontologists can enjoy a weekend of prehistoric fun and adventure at Birdland over the May Bank Holiday (Apr 30 – May 2). Travel back 65 million years to when dinosaurs roamed the Cotswolds and discover the Jurassic Journey at Birdland Park & Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water. Come...

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Lily 710x335 - World Penguin Day Bios - Lily

World Penguin Day Bios – Lily

To celebrate World Penguin Day on 25th April, we're shining the spotlight on some of our most popular residents. Lily, Female, Hatched 1990 Another elderly penguin, Lily is now starting to look her age.  She has always been a very small, petite penguin but has also lost sight in one...

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World Penguin Day Bios – Maggie

To celebrate World Penguin Day on 25th April, we're shining the spotlight on some of our most popular residents. Maggie, Female, Hatched August 2014 The youngest of the kings and perhaps the most important member of the group, Maggie is the youngest female by nearly 20 years and is the...

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