There’s a summer of feathered fun just waiting to be discovered at Birdland Park and Gardens throughout the school holidays (24th July – 2nd September.)
Among the exciting schedule of daily entertainments are penguin, pelican and flamingo feedings where visitors can find out all about the different species, what they like to eat, who is the most mischievous of the flock and fascinating insights from Birdland’s team of expert keepers.
The Out of Africa area provides the opportunity to meet a variety of exotic species such as black-cheeked love birds, a colony of village weavers, touracos, spreo starlings, guinea fowl, exotic ducks and the bizarre-looking ground hornbills.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park’s magical combination of wildlife, woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect summer day out.
Birdland cares for more than 500 birds, ranging from the England’s only breeding colony of king penguins and awesome birds of prey to parrots, cassowaries and cranes in a mix of free-flying and aviary displays.
It’s not just birds at Birdland!
In the Encounters Area little ones can learn about other egg-laying creatures like snakes and lizards. As well as these critters visitors will have the chance to be a perch for a parrot or owl and even meet other creatures like rabbits and tortoises.
Prehistoric adventures await intrepid explorers and those brave enough to venture into the Jurassic Journey. Spot species including T-Rex and brachiosaurus through the trees and look up high in to the canopies for a glimpse of the pteranodons flying above. Budding palaeontologists can even try their hand at uncovering some bones in the Dino Dig.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming back visitors who may not have seen all the new features and aviaries. There’s plenty of new arrivals to meet as well including baby emus, a duo of penguin chicks and some rather adorable Snowy Owl chicks plus the latest prehistoric additions to our Jurassic Journey; a triceratops, stegosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex,” said Birdland Manager, Simon Blackwell.
“A summer’s day out in beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water is a must for families visiting the Cotswolds and there aren’t many other villages where you can also see a penguin and come face to face with a host of exotic bird life from across the globe,” he added.
Guests to Birdland can pack a picnic to enjoy after visiting the parrots or enjoy a slice of cake and hot drink in the Flamingo Point Café this summer. Perched on the River Windrush the café serves up delicious treats where visitors can enjoy the spectacle of the park’s flamboyance of flamingos.
Birdland Park and Gardens is open daily from 10am throughout the summer holidays and has recently been included in the most accessible days out in Gloucestershire meaning everyone can enjoy a day out at Birdland.