Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom 01993 823006 https://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/
A fantastic day out for all the family. Stroll around the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, enjoying uninterrupted views of the animals, so it feels as though you are in a wild setting. Watch the daily Lemur & Penguin Talks, take a ride on Bella the Train (extra cost) or explore the large adventure playground, with treehouses and slides.
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is home to more than 260 species of animals and 120 acres of beautiful parkland. Watch Rhinos graze on the lawns in front of the Gothic Manor House. Walk up the Giraffe walkway and get eye-to-eye with these amazing creatures or explore the Old Walled Garden’s Tropical House with free-roaming sloths, birds and bats. Watch the Penguin’s being fed (daily at 11 am & 3 pm) and walk with Lemurs in their free-roaming Madagascar Exhibit.
- Reptile House – One of the biggest reptile collections in the UK! The reptile house is home to one of the largest snake species the Green Anaconda with underwater viewing area, as well as the Black Mamba (one of the world’s most venomous snakes). The reptile house is also home to lots of other lizards and snake species and a pair of Morelet’s Crocodiles.
- Insect House (Invertebrate House) – with tarantulas, spiders, leaf-cutter ants, scorpions and lots of other creepy crawlies.
- Bat House – with Egyptian and Sebas Bats.
- Tropical House – Birds, Bats and Sloths roam free in our Tropical House with exotic plants and a feel of the rainforest.
- Little Africa – Celebrates the less well known, smaller African animals such as Gundi, Naked Mole Rats and Bush Babies.
Undercover viewing areas by the Giraffes, Wolves and Wolverines.
The stunning gardens, themed borders and seasonal displays make a beautiful backdrop to the animals. Garden features:
- Walled Garden with exotic plants and cacti beds outside in the warmer months.
- Picturesque parkland with spectacular specimen trees including a 600-year-old oak tree and giant Wellingtonia tree.
- Prairie style planting about the Rhino paddock.
- Herbaceous borders surrounding the Gothic Manor House.
- Winter garden.
Stephen Lacey (Daily Telegraph) described the exotic planting in the Old Walled Garden as “amongst the best in Britain.”
- Penguin Talk & Feeding (11 am & 3 pm daily)
- Lemur Talk & Feed (12 pm)
- Children’s Farmyard
- The narrow-gauge train (runs April-Oct)
- Large Adventure playground (with interconnecting treehouses with jungle bridges and slides, climbing to a bird’s eye view of the Park over 20 feet high!)
- Play area for younger children with swings, slides, mini zip wire and tree house.
- Café, kiosks and undercover picnic areas.
- Wheelchair and pushchair friendly.
- Disabled toilets and hoist room.
Park Opens at 10 am every day except Christmas Day.
Last admissions between March to September are at 4 pm; October to February 3 pm.
During BST (British Summer Time) all visitors to leave the Park by 6 pm. During Winter time they close at dusk.