For fantastic feathered family fun this summer enjoy an exciting and educational day out at Birdland.
Birdland Park and Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water, is home to one of the largest collections of exotic birds in the UK.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park’s magical combination of wildlife, woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect day out.
Birdland, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, cares for over 500 birds, ranging from the UK’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.
The beautiful surroundings make it the perfect destination for a summer day out and the daily holiday programme includes flamingo, penguin and pelican feeds throughout the day.
New features for 2017 include the African area featuring a total of nine aviaries; six of which have been newly constructed to showcase the huge variety of birds found on the continent.
Among the new species on display are a flock of black-cheeked lovebirds and a colony of village weavers; famous for their extraordinary nest-building prowess.
Other birds include touracos, starlings, guinea fowl and exotic ducks and the feature also incorporates African hornbills.
Plus head to the Encounter Zone where visitors can meet giant tortoises, pet rabbits and guinea pigs or come face to face with a snake.
The park also incorporates indoor enclosures for a variety of exotic birds and other wildlife alongside a host of other features and attractions; including the dinosaur-themed Jurassic Journey.
Explore the Jurassic Journey trail to discover the giant ancestors of all of today’s bird species. Venture in to the Jurassic-themed landscape which is home to more than 30 different life-size dinosaurs for an interactive prehistoric adventure.
Finish up at the Flamingo Point Café or enjoy a picnic whilst watching the flamboyant flamingos on the lake.