It is an eggciting time this Easter at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland, from Friday 25 March – Sunday 10 April. With real eggs under watch and cracking Easter activities planned, there’s plenty for all the family to enjoy over the holidays.
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 well as watch Birdland’s Hatchery to see real Easter eggs hatching and the new chicks taking their first steps.
This Easter the Humboldt Penguins have 5 eggs nestled in Penguin Shore, including an egg laid by oldest Humboldt female, Milly. The pairs are all nesting well and behaving like proud parents-to-be. Visitors can also spot emu eggs being looked after by the male emus next to the Jurassic Journey.
Families can join in the Easter Challenge Quiz, throughout the Easter holidays. Children must hunt to find ten eggs around the site and answer some ornithological questions.
All the family can learn even more eggcellent bird facts at the daily feeding talks and get to meet the Keepers who look after all the birds in the park. At the indoor Discovery Zone, visitors can meet animals that lay eggs from fish to amphibians and reptiles to mammals and even get up close in the Close Encounter zone.
This year visitors will be able to hunt for dinosaur eggs in the Jurassic Journey trail and explore prehistoric fossils in the Dino Dig.