AboutBirdland in Bourton-on-the-Water is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland, creating a picturesque canopy of the winding River Windrush.
Discover over 500 exotic and rare birds from around the world in naturally themed aviaries and waterside habitats. Enjoy close encounters with flamingos, colourful parrots, laughing kookaburras, birds of prey, pelicans, magical owls and much more.
Penguins are fascinating, funny and very entertaining; meet majestic King Penguins and the comical Humboldts at Penguin Shore. See them tuck into what they love most at the daily feeding demonstration at 2.30pm with an informative and fun explanation from one of our experts. The windows in the water show how penguins’ much loved waddling turns to power and elegance once they are underwater and truly in their element!
The area is also home now to the Jurassic Journey – Follow the Ranger’s trail - Armed with special dinosaur tracker kits, visitors will be able to venture in to a Jurassic-themed landscape which is home to more than 30 different dinosaurs ranging from a metre-long baby stegosaurus to giant triceratops which grew to more than seven metres in length.
Brachiosaurus, Spinosaurus, Postosuchus, Velociraptor, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, Tyrannosaurus and many more.
Visitors will also be able to spot giant dinosaur eggs along with complete dinosaur skeletons in the inside Dino Dig.
As well as providing an exciting new attraction for visitors, the ‘Jurassic Journey’ trail is also a reminder that today’s bird species are directly descended from dinosaurs.
A selection of living birds are included in the trail and, as if to welcome their distant ancestors, a group of ratites has just begun laying eggs.
Explore the indoor discovery zone and meet more egg-laying creatures from fish to amphibians and reptiles. Don’t miss the Birdland Nursery where you can watch eggs hatching and see chicks take their first steps.
Follow the trails through Marshmouth Nature Reserve where there’s always something new to spot from a numerous range of indigenous species as diverse as otters, dragonflies, kingfishers, toads and many birds.
Relax at the newly refurbished Flamingo Point Café for morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea. Sit inside or out to enjoy wonderful views over our flamingo river.
Every day is different at Birdland and there is always something new to discover, with a full programme of entertaining talks, feeding displays and close encounter sessions. Help feed penguins, become a keeper for a day or meet birds of prey, lizards and snakes. See our website for all the latest news and find out what’s on!
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£10.95 per ticket|
|Age 3-15 (Under 3s free)||£7.95 per ticket|
|Carer||£3.00 per ticket|
|Senior/Student||£9.95 per ticket|
Please note there is a 10% reduction for tickets booked online in advance
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Childrens Play Area
- On-Site café/restaurant - Coffee shop serving hot and cold snacks.
- Picnic Site
- Conference facilities
- Dog Friendly
- Dogs Accepted - On leads only
- Open All Year
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- In countryside
- Max group size - 200
- Outdoor Attraction
- Village Location
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- Parking (charge)
- Delta accepted
- JCB accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 10
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Groups Accepted
|Open New Year|
|Low Season (1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00*|
|High Season (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
* Closed Christmas Day. Last admission one hour before closing.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Situated in the village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Bourton is on the A429 midway between Cirencester and Stratford-upon Avon.
Public Transport Directions
801 bus from Cheltenham, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold.
855 bus from Moreton-in-Marsh, Cirencester.
Nearest rail station - Moreton-in-Marsh/Kingham
- Birdland video