Looking for the perfect Christmas present for a bird-loving family member or friend?
Birdland Park & Gardens have got some fantastic festive gift ideas that are guaranteed to make them feel happy as a lark.
From feeding the king penguins to becoming a bird keeper for the day there’s a flock of fabulous options on offer.
You can even adopt one of the park’s resident birds or give the gift of annual membership with unlimited repeat visits throughout the year.
Feed the Penguins
This is a very special and truly memorable experience which delights everyone who takes part. The penguins are fed every day at 2.30pm. Help to feed the colony of regal king penguins and humorous Humboldts that live on Penguin Shore.
Learn all about the two species of penguin, help to feed them and enjoy a close encounter with these iconic characters.
King penguins enjoy a diet of herring and the Humboldts are fed sprats. Both have additional vitamin and mineral supplements in the form of tablets placed inside the fish to help keep them healthy and happy.
Keeper for a Day
Join the Birdland Team as a Keeper for a Day. This is a unique experience available for anyone over 14 years old.
The day enables you to help with the work of a bird keeper. This could entail anything from preparing the birds’ special dietary requirements to building an aviary.
Shadowing a keeper for the seven hour shift means you’ll see the day to day care which goes into looking after 500 exotic birds including their daily health checks, cleaning out aviaries, preparing and providing food.
There could also be some special contact with new birds or seeing first-hand the hatching in the incubator, catching birds for ringing or veterinary inspection. Every day has something different, so nothing can be guaranteed except enjoyment and hopefully a little educational insight.
Adopt a Bird
Why not adopt a bird from Birdland this Christmas? Not only will you be supporting a feathered friend for the year, you’ll also receive a history of the bird and annual updates.
You will also receive a picture and certificate of your adopted bird plus as the adopter there will be reference to you at various points around the Park and if the bird doesn’t have a name – you can name it!
Visit All Year for Free
Buy a Birdland membership and as season ticket holders you’ll have unlimited entry to the Park for plenty of feathered fun.
The season ticket entitles the holder to unlimited entry to Birdland for one person for one year from the date of purchase.