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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. For Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and beyond, use our Burford trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Burford vacation.
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  • Took the family to Cotswold Wildlife Park at the weekend and had an absolutely fantastic day out. Really good value for money given it kept us entertained for the whole day. We brought our tickets onl...  more »
  • Read the reviews - it's very good. Good care of animals, well tended gardens and plenty to see. Small train goes routine grounds which children and others will enjoy £1/ ride.  more »
  • Me and the girlfriend loved our day out at Cotswold wildlife park yesterday, got a bit of everything  more »
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  • Amazing place for everyone. Whether you have kids or your a loving couple. This place is great. A large set of land set around a big period house. Many things to do at every turn, inside and out. Attractions range from a healthy size children's play park for all ages, to long quiet walks along a lake. They have a night lite bat enclosure, open to public farm animal pens, reptile house, large gift shop, places to just stop and picnic on the grass, rhinos, penguins, giraffes, plus many more and even a pen housing giant tortoise. My only one problem is the food kiosks placed around the place. £3.50 for a hot dog. (Very Dry buns, old flavourless sausages) £2 for a bottle of any drink. And £2-3 for an ice cream, which isn't like your local ice cream van size with a flake. The main restaurant serves ok food, but is definitely over priced. I recommend eating first or bring your own. And treat the family to 'a bowl of chips or a coffee only' here. However I would still recommend this place to anyone. Improve the food or drop it's price and wow!!
  • Had a great time here, clean and tidy park with friendly staff. Lots to see and do, plenty of talks etc. Cafe with good selection, good place to bring a picnic. Very dog friendly, almost all areas dog friendly, seating and water bowls outside non dog areas. Toilets clean and tidy. Good value for money. Suitable for all family types adults, children, wheelchairs and prams. Dog and wheelchair friendly train.
  • Great entertainment for kids and adults. Great play park with plenty of tables for picnics (cheaper than buying/queuing at the restaurant)Tea/coffee kiosks dotted around. We all loved the visiting birds of prey display. Lots to see in one day s it covers a large area but being local it's been worth us buying a season ticket and coming for a few hours at a time and seeing a little every so often. Friendly helpful staff.
  • Lovely zoo. Not too big but has plenty of great animals. A small train is another way to see the park. Great play area for kids. Worth a visit especially for young ones.
  • Great place for a family day. My 4 year old loves this place for the animals, the mini train within and the sky maze! We have gotten a yearly pass as we know we will keep on coming back

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