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Birdland Re-opening – 2nd January 2023

Updated Statement: 1st January 2023 We are pleased to announce that the park and gardens will reopen to the public from Monday, January 2 (10am). Following the recent deaths of two Humboldt penguins, we took the decision to close as a precautionary measure whilst tests for Avian Flu were carried...

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Experience a Bird’s Eye View of Christmas

Looking for a great way to enjoy a fun day out over the festive period? Then why not hop along to Birdland Park & Gardens to greet an array of festive feathered friends. The beautiful surroundings make it the perfect destination for a winter’s day out and the chance to...

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Halloween Pumpkins for the Birds!

Keepers at Birdland are making use of treat-filled pumpkins to provide environmental enrichment as part of their ‘Shriek Week’ Halloween half term event (Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October). Visitors can watch a selection of the Bourton-on-the-Water’s smartest birds demonstrate their foraging skills in a series of daily talks. Keepers...

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Shriek Week at Birdland

Birdland visitors will be able to let their imagination fly away with them during October Half Term with a special Halloween themed ‘Myths & Legends’ event (Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October) Discover why owls are considered to be so wise; where the legend of the phoenix came from; and...

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A Day in the Life of Birdland’s Head Keeper

Birdland is an all-year round operation and a key cog in keeping the attraction flying high is the work of head keeper Alastair Keen and his team. In a colourful career spanning 20 years with us at Birdland, his memorable moments include teaching a baby penguin to swim; removing huge...

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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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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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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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