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Celebrate Feathered Dads this Father's Day

Here at Bourton-on-the-Water’s we are paying tribute to some of the best of Bird Dads for a weekend celebration as part of Father’s Day this 20 – 21 June. This time of year is a busy period for our bird-keeping team as the residents will have lots of eggs and chicks underfoot,...

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Educational days out await students at Birdland

Bourton Pupils get VIP Prehistoric Preview

Pupils from Bourton-on-the-Water Primary School got an exclusive preview of the new Jurassic Journey at Birdland Park & Gardens on Friday 15 May.   [caption id="attachment_3035" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bourton School Preview Jurassic Journey Trail[/caption] The Year 6 youngsters had the opportunity to be among the first to explore the major...

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Jurassic Journey Opens May Half Term

Calling all Dinosaur Hunters, Fossil Fanatics and Potential Palaeontologists! Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, is opening its new Jurassic Journey on Saturday 23 May 2015. Taking visitors back to when dinosaurs roamed the Cotswolds, more than 65 million years ago, embark on a fascinating expedition discovering life-size dinosaurs. Track Brachiosaurus, Spinosaurus, Postosuchus, Velociraptors...

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Film Artist brings Dinosaurs to Life

A renowned film and TV artist is bringing the lost world of the dinosaurs to life as part of a major new attraction at Birdland. The Bourton-on-the-Water visitor attraction has enlisted the skills of British scenic artist Greg Winter to recreate prehistoric settings as part of ‘Jurassic Journey’ which features...

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Big fluffy chick at Birdland

It’s a Girl!

We are pleased to announce that our own Royal Baby is a girl! The King Penguin Chick, born in September, is finally old enough to be sexed and the team here are thrilled to have another female in their colony. The chick is the first female King Penguin to be...

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Meet the Owls at birdland

Close Encounters May Half Term Fun!

Get up close and personal with the feathered residents at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland this May Half Term. Experience close encounters by becoming 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 all...

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Dinosaurs Arrive – Opens 23 May

The newest attractions at Birdland, definitely ruffled a few feathers as they began arriving this week ready for the opening on 23 May 2015. Keepers at the park were on hand to welcome herds of life-size dinosaurs which last roamed the Cotswolds more than 65 million years ago. Among the...

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Enjoy a cracking time at Birdland’s hatchery

With quail, chicken and duck eggs, the nursery is the perfect place to see the babies as they emerge in time for Spring. The Hatchery continues the egg story in the Discovery Zone allowing families to see the baby chicks and hatching eggs up close. The Discovery Zone is full...

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Eggciting Easter Holidays

It is an eggciting time this Easter at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland, from 28 March – 12 April, with eggs under watch and cracking Easter activities planned. Birdland has eggcellent captive breeding programmes, and families can discover the different breeding strategies that animals have adopted to survive in the avian world as...

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Spring is in the air for the penguins!

The colony of Humboldt penguins at Birdland, Bourton-on-the- Water are truly twitterpated! With new partnerships made, and the new arrivals also laying Keepers at Birdland are looking forward to seeing chicks arrive. Keepers at Birdland have recently installed new nesting sites, which the Humboldt penguins have been showing more than...

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