We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Birdland

#3 of 17 things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water Features Animals
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
+44 1451 820480
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Lovely day out!

Great day out! Loved the penguins and the penguin talk, my children (7 and 5) were talking about... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Katrina G
,
Bishop's Cleeve
via mobile
Lots of birds

Had such a good time there. Its small so managed to go round the whole park within a couple of... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Mart_bmes
,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Read all 1,152 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, which is inhabited byover 500 birds ( swans, pelicans, flamingos, hornbills, cranes, storks, cassowary, pigeons, owls and many more) with the only group of King Penguins in England, Wales and Ireland. More than 50 aviaries, open enclosures and a Desert House and you will also see a display of fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects in the Discovery Zone There is the Penguin Café, indoor and outdoor Picnic areas, an indoor and outdoor play areas, Gift Shop and much more.There are several new aviaries and more to be built which will allow for some new species of bird to be seen in the future.We have just added another 2.5 acres to the site and have developed a nature trail area called ‘Marshmouth Nature Reserve’. The area is a maze of paths and copses with marshland and ponds and views over the Windrush River that will develop over the next few years. This will be a chance for you to immerse yourself in a small area of the Cotswold countryside where you can see many species from a dragonfly to a kingfisher. We have the support of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and their early surveys have already acknowledged the presence of Otter and Water Vole on the site with over 60 species of bird recorded and hundreds of plant and insect species.The Discovery Zone offers a dry area to explain the Life Cycle of the Egg and the Life of Birds, seating and soft play area. We also have ‘Trigg Hall’ our new Conference/classroom/lecture theatre facility which will expand our educational facilities for schools, the visitor experience and small business conferences. For more details please contact us. The Encounter Zone is where visitors are able to get up close and personal with many animals from spiders and snakes to chinchillas and eagle owls.Many events planned each year including ‘Bird of Prey Encounters’, ’, ‘Meet a Keeper’ , Summer Trail, evening experiences like ‘Owl Night’, ‘Parrot Night’ and much more. Please look at our website for further details.This also includes daily Penguin Talk, Meet the Pelicans and soon Flamingo Talk.Easter and Summer Quiz trails and the Nature Reserve Warden’s Quiz and please contact us for any group and School visit requirements.Family Ticket, Season Ticket, Bird Adoption and Educational sheets.Arrange ‘Keeper for the Day’ or ‘Feed a Penguin’Newsletter ‘Pelican Notes’
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
LOCATION
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1451 820480
Write a Review
Reviews (1,152)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

241 - 250 of 1,140 reviews

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great day out! Loved the penguins and the penguin talk, my children (7 and 5) were talking about what they had learnt for days. The Dinosaur trail was good and the kids loved having an activity to do as they went around. The staff in...More

Thank Katrina G
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

That’s great to hear – delighted that you and your children loved the park and our Penguins feeding display and learnt a lot about them. I hope to welcome you all back to Birdland again soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had such a good time there. Its small so managed to go round the whole park within a couple of hours but that still gave us a chance to do the nature walk and watch the penguins being fed. Love the penguin's enclosure as there...More

Thank Mart_bmes
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for posting a review. Delighted that you had a great time here and I hope to welcome you back again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is the second time we've visited in the last two years. Great experience again this time. The penguins are lovely and you can get really up close and personal. The pelicans are also excellent - although they aren't terribly interest in eating the offered...More

Thank Amanda T
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland again and for leaving a review. Delighted you loved our birds and the encounter area. I appreciate your feedback regarding the café and the toilets here and I will review this with the catering team. We have added a new...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Its OK is the best I can say. The penguins were good and we timed the visit just right for the 2:30 feeding. The guy giving the talk was good. The rest of the park is a bit run down, the Dinosaur park is dated...More

Thank ngreen86
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for leaving a review about your recent visit to Birdland. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the feeding display with our Penguin Keeper. However I am disappointed that the dinosaur trail didn’t meet your expectations. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2016

we went around birdland thought it was very good a good selection of birds that were well kept, the cafe was very good with a good selection of food drinks and icecreams nice place for a visit will be back

Thank shazswadlincote
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for the great review – I look forward to welcoming you back to Birdland again soon. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2016

We are a family of four who visited Birdland on a hot day. This is a nice place to visit if you like birds. You can get close to Penguins and there are two talk and feeding sessions. The are lots of birds to see...More

Thank matthewgball13
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland again and am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I hope to welcome you back again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in birds, this is well worth a visit. Very interesting to learn from the talk at feeding time for the penquins and other feeds. Fantastic flamingos and plenty of other birds to watch in a natural envirinment. There is also a...More

Thank Bigedd2004
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for posting a great review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the different aspects of the park. I hope to welcome you back to the park again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited Birdland this afternoon, the Penguins were great fun of course, but I was disappointed to see their water was very green and dirty. The flamingos were also great and most of the other birds looked in good condition, unfortunately several parts of the park...More

3  Thank Andrew B
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for visiting Birdland and for posting a review. However I am disappointed to hear that some aspects of the park failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. We are continually reinvesting in the park, building a new aviary and renovating the Penguin...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We spent a lovely afternoon stroking penguins and chasing dinosaurs !! My 4 year old grandson loved the dinosaur trail and looking for dinosaur bones amongst the sand in the arciology hut. The park has a good verity of bird life who are well cared...More

Thank Lynn S
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for posting a review about your recent visit to Birdland. I am pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Birdland and I hope to welcome you back again in the future. Many thanks, Simon Blackwell Birdland Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very impressed with all that was there.....loads to see and enjoy.....not enough places to buy drink when walking around as was a hot day....ice cream stalls were closed too......other than than was top notch .More

Thank jeaniebarnes
Simon B, Manager at Birdland, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you for posting a review about your recent visit to Birdland. Delighted that you were impressed with the park, and thank you for your feedback regarding the drink stands and ice-cream kiosks – we will review this with the catering team. Many thanks, Simon...More

Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Bakery on the Water
527 reviews
.53 km away
Smiths of Bourton,
244 reviews
.40 km away
Rose Tree Restaurant
1,000 reviews
.50 km away
The Croft Restaurant
989 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cotswold Motoring Museum
1,266 reviews
.56 km away
Dragonfly Maze
509 reviews
.10 km away
The Model Village
1,101 reviews
.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
kingsatidlicote
17 February 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Neece242 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - it certainly wasn't open at the end of November.
0
Votes
EssexHeather
27 September 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from djhotel | Reviewed this property |
Dependant on weather but it's a good couple of hours at a leisurely pace.
0
Votes
missiedea
9 September 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from superhoop 71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are Christmas day is the only day they shut on according to their website
1
Vote