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Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water

4.2
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Discover exotic and rare birds as you explore Birdland, set in 4 hectares (9 acres) of gardens and woodland. Flamingos, pelicans, cranes, storks, cassowary, and waterfowl live in the riverside habitat with parrots, owls, pheasants, hornbills, touracos, and many more inhabiting over 50 aviaries. Warm up by visiting the temperate and desert houses, which are home to birds who enjoy hotter and drier conditions. Stretch your legs by exploring Marshmouth Nature reserve, a secluded 1 hectare (2.5 acre) trail through marshland, ponds, meadow, and copse with views over the River Windrush. Check the website beforehand for the shedule of bird feedings and “meet the keeper” sessions. To plan Bourton-on-the-Water vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Very interesting selection of birds and some very talkative with bags of personality. On a chill winter day though whilst the penguins looked at home the rest looked a bit tired and it would have...  more »
  • A selection of very well cared for birds in nice, spacious enclosures. Lots of open space, so a particularly good place to go in current times. The penguin enclosure is particularly good - the king...  more »
  • Are second visit, a good way to spend a few hours in this beautiful part of the world. The penguins are hilarious and we’ll be back for a third visit someday  more »
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  • Lots to see and do. Good for children who seem to especially like the dinosaurs. It's not huge but easy to get around, with various activities throughout the day. Plenty of picnic tables as well as the cafe, though it's right at the entrance so a bit of a walk back if you just want a drink. Water fountains would be good strategically placed. We loved the young chicks. Parking is available next to it for £3.90 a day or £3 when the cricket ground is open. Toilets are adequate & acceptable & disabled access is fine across the site. A couple of hours or more are easily spent here.
  • Great place to visit. The grounds are really lovely. Lots to see and interactive activities for children. The Jurassic Adventure is fun. You can see other reptiles too. Picnic areas available and cafe offers a choice of quick food and drinks. Small gift shop. Fun for all the family.
  • Great relaxing place with lots of different species and information about each bird. There are various vacant pieces of land that could be better utilized and the gift shop could be expanded a bit in my opinion. I would say it's not a huge place and can be viewed within 2 hours. A very enjoyable place.
  • Absolutely amazing place. If you love your birds, you will love Birdland! We spent a good 3 hours here and if you have children, you could probably spend a few more. There's so much to do and see with the village itself only a short walk away too.
  • A lovely day out for grandparents and grandchildren. It was really interesting for the grandchildren to see the variety of birds and to learn about the penguins and the pelicans at feeding times. It really fired up the grandchildren's interest and imagination. A Good range of play areas. A fun day out and very safe too.

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