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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford

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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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  • What a great place, with beautiful grounds and gardens. Everywhere was beautifully maintained. We were surprised by the variety of animals that had great sized enclosures. It was great to get so... 
    What a great place, with beautiful grounds and gardens. Everywhere was beautifully maintained. We were surprised by the variety of animals that had great sized enclosures. It was great to get so...  more »
  • Very clean place with no litter on the pathways. The cages and areas containing animals looked very clean and spacious. Most areas were easily got to apart from where there restrictions due to the... 
    Very clean place with no litter on the pathways. The cages and areas containing animals looked very clean and spacious. Most areas were easily got to apart from where there restrictions due to the...  more »
  • We visited the park on Bank Holiday Monday and although it was super busy, the way the whole area is laid out we managed to see everything and stayed until closing. Yes there were queues at lunch... 
    We visited the park on Bank Holiday Monday and although it was super busy, the way the whole area is laid out we managed to see everything and stayed until closing. Yes there were queues at lunch...  more »
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  • We visited for my daughter's birthday and so pleased we did. By far the best day out of it's kind. It was so lovely to see all the animals, there is plenty to see and up close. There is a great play area full of things to do for all ages, my daughter loved it. On the day we visited the weather was great with a few showers but warm and warm when the showers stopped meaning it didn't spoil the day. In good weather or at least dry this was a full day of exploring the park which I love. The price for three of us was really good. There isn't anywhere I have visited that I can truly say is a full day out but this is. Definitely worth a visit and I will be returning if I am every in the area again plus will recommend to others. Great for families as well as adults only.
  • We went mid week during the school hols and it was packed, this is not a problem though as the park is huge. I'd recommend taking a picnic as food queues are long during peak times. Its a beautiful day out, the flowers and plants around the park are stunning. The animals appear really well looked after and the little farm park area where children can touch the goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducklings, etc is really cute. There is a little train with stations around the park that you can hop on and off of, it toots and the kids absolutely love it. If you want to wear your kids out, this is the place to go.
  • Amazing day out, it felt so open and wonderful to feel so close to the animals. It was refreshing to see it's dog friendly too. Nice selection in the cafe, tasty salad bar. Best baby changing facilities, 3 purpose built changing tables and lots of room in the main toilet block. As with most zoo's I've been too recently, not having a timed entry means it can be busy, and social distancing is left to individuals common sense. Well looked after, wonderful selection of animals.
  • The Cotswold Wildlife Park is a lovely place to go to if you are looking to see some beautiful and different animals and insects. The whole place is very well maintained. It is clean and tidy everywhere and there wasn't a blade of grass out of place. The staff were happy and helpful and couldn't do enough to help and the play area was also a big plus for us. Highly recommend. Many thanks
  • Absolutely wonderful day. We arrived just after 10am and it was already busy but no wait to get in... Just the ladies toilets as always. We spent a full day here. The adventure playground is amazing. My 5 year old said it was the best playground ever. Will be hard to top it. The animals were all in large enclosures and well looked after. Food in the restaurant was reasonably priced and very nice. Lots of picnic area and lots of places for ice cream. The gardens around the whole park are beautiful and well maintained. And to finish the day there is a massive gift shop! All in all we had a wonderful day and have recommended it too all our friends and family.

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