Wildlife & Farm Parks
Cotswold Wildlife Park is one of Oxfordshire's top venues and one of the top wildlife attractions in the country.It is a superb mix of wild animals and landscaped gardens which appeals to all ages. Many of the animals are rare or endangered. Visitors can walk through the Madagascar enclosure with free-roaming lemurs and see meerkats, penguins and tropical birds in landscaped walled gardens. Elsewhere as visitors meander around the Park, amongst the animals to be seen are rhinos, lions, giraffes and, for the first time at the Park, anteaters. Indoor exhibits include the Reptile House, Invertebrate House, Tropical House and Farmyard Barn.
At Birdland Park and Gardens near Bourton-on-the-Water you could meet over 500 birds with species such as penguins, flamingos, storks, cranes, cassowary and waterfowl. At Prinknash Bird Park you can meet fallow deer and pygmy goats, 50 peacocks and Indian blue and white and crown cranes, or at The Barn Owl Centre in Gloucester you can take past in activities like flying eagle and harris hawks or photograph the birds bred at the centre.
WWT Slimbridge is home to an astounding array of wildlife including the world's largest collection of swans, geese, and ducks. A year round programme of walks, arts, events, workshops, talks and spectacular wildlife encounters are a fantastic way for everyone to connect to their natural surroundings. Cotswolds Falconry is home to over 90 birds of prey with flying demonstrations of Eagles, Owls, Hawks and Falcons.