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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford

4.6
#1 of 78 in Parks in Cotswolds
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Home to over 260 different animal species, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens stands as the most diverse privately owned zoo in the UK. Here you can explore 65 hectares (160 acres) of exhibits. The aviary houses include a Humboldt penguin enclosure and the Tropical House, containing lush vegetation, colorful birds, and free-roaming sloths. Head through Woodland Walk to see South American species, such as the giant anteater and Brazilian tapir. In other exhibits, spot Asiatic lions, white rhinoceroses, zebras, and giraffes. As you make your way around the premises, take time to admire the many exotic plantings in the various gardens. Make sure you also leave time to ride the narrow-gauge railway, which is just under 1.6 km (1 mi) and passes California redwood trees and giant rhubarbs. Book your zoo admission ticket online to avoid waiting in line at the entrance. To visit Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Burford, create itinerary details personal to you using our Burford trip planner.
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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens reviews

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  • Really glad we persevered and booked to visit the wildlife park as we were both really impressed with how nice and well kept both the gardens and animal areas were. Good selection of animals, plenty.....  more »
  • Our last full day in the Cotswolds and we left the best until last - no problems booking tickets 8pm the night before, arrived at 10:15am the next day to minimal queues and quick, easy parking. Loved....  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful park layed out perfectly all animals very well looked after and all seem very happy in their environment. The grounds are stunning and well kept. Plenty of toilets and available.....  more »
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  • We go here every year without fail. It has something for everyone. The play area is fantastic and they also have a train. The animals are well cared for. It is a great place for a family day out. The restaurant serves hot meals and is reasonably priced. It also has many spots for a picnic. If you haven't been please visit. The ticket prices are so cheap compared to other safari parks and zoos
  • An excellent day out. Lots to see and do for a good price. All the animals are well looked after and kept In large enclosures which you can get really good views of. Their is a train that goes around the perimeter of the main animal park for £1 each with wheel chair accessible carriages and a brilliant adventure play area to suit all ages. We had a Brilliant day out and for a reasonable price.
  • I have mixed feelings about caged animals being kept on the wrong continent but the Cotswold Wildlife Park seems to do it fairly well for the most part. The Madagascar experience felt especially spacious and allowed interaction between different animals and the visiting humans. Conservation was clearly explained and it was an amazing experience that didn't impact negatively on the animals. The planting and the gardens are superb, hats off to the gardeners, one was in an enclosure cloud pruning a shrub while we were there....and the lawns are perfect 👌
  • Great day out for anyone no matter what there age. I have health issues and the accessibility of the park was great, free wheelchair hire and also if booking in advance mobility scooters are available. The layout and enclosures are very thoughtful and all the animals looked happy and well. Food and drinks were a good price. As well as the animals the gardens and variety of plant life was amazing beautiful place to visit
  • This is a family favourite. My 2, 7 and 9 year old love it here. It's a full day out so I'd recommend bringing a picnic. There's plenty of places to picnic near the car. Very suitable for a pushchair. Out of all the animals there, feeding the goats was probably the highlight of the day😆. Highly recommend.

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