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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

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Bradwell Grove
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.

Animals

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.

Indoor Exhibits

  • 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.

Gardens

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.”

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  • 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.

Opening Hours:

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.

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April 2020

April 10
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2020

Birds of Prey demonstrations

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

Some birds will swoop low over your heads and some will soar high in the sky over the Park’s beautiful grounds. See a variety of different birds from eagles to owls in these exciting demonstrations by Cotswold Falconry, which take place at 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on the lawns in front of the Manor house on specific days.

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April 25

World Penguin Day

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

Join us for a day of Penguin related activities and competitions, all located by the Penguin pool, in aid of the “Sphenisco” charity, dedicated to the conservation of Humboldt Penguins. Penguin talk and feed at 11am and 3pm. Help feed the Penguins at 1pm for £1 donation (subject to availability).

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May 2020

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

World Binturong Day

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

Learn about the unusual Binturong with two keeper talks at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Find out about the Binturong conservation work we support through ABConservation. Enter our raffle to win a unique Binturong Encounter. Come and find us near the Binturong enclosure near the Reptile House.  

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May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 4:00 pm

Lemur Weekend

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

Lemur Weekend will take place during the May half term in aid of our Madagascan conservation initiatives. We have Lemur themed competitions and board games as well as merchandise and Lemur talks held in the walkthrough enclosure. Please pop by our kiosk outside of the “Madagascar” exhibit to chat to our Keepers to learn about our conservation work in Madagascar to protect these charismatic primates.

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June 2020

June 7

MGs at the Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

This is Oxfordshire MG Owners Club 21st annual event at the Park and the largest gathering of MGs in the county. All classic and modern MGs are welcome. Last year attracted around 500 varied models of the historic MG motor car marque! www.oxfordshiremgoc.co.uk  

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June 28

RS Car Rally

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

Almost all marques of RS cars will be on display at the show with members travelling from all over the country. This includes Mk 1 Escorts to present day Mk 2 Focus RS will be shown. Contact: Oxford-rsoc@live.co.uk

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August 2020

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm

Rhino Month

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

The keepers at the Park will be doing a daily talk throughout August at 2:00pm near the Rhino Paddock about these magnificent animals and the conservation work that is going on to protect them for future generations.

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August 9

Fairthorpe Car Rally

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove
Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP United Kingdom

This event is for all pre-1963 home specials and limited run, low volume self-assembled cars, whatever the condition. Modern kit car and replica owners are very welcome to park up outside the arena to enjoy the cars and catch up with their builder owners. This event is unique and the biggest gathering of these rare cars anywhere in the world. The Club would love to hear from other owners of all pre 1963 Historic Specials especially GSM, Heron, Falcon and…

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