Birdland Park and Gardens

Birdland Humboldt Penguins

 

Birdland Park and Gardens are a great location for a family day out in the Cotswolds in the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water.  Birdland is set in 9 acres of gardens and woodland and is home to a range of exotic and rare birds including flamingos, pelicans, cranes, storks, parrots, owls and penguins.  One of Birdland’s most popular species is their Humboldt Penguins which greeted the arrival of spring by beginning to lay eggs.  Humboldts incubate their eggs for about 40 days so new arrivals should be on the way in May.  Birdland is also home to England’s only collection of King Penguins and a king penguin chick is currently very popular with visitors.

 

When planning your visit it is well worth planning to be there for the penguin feeding display (11am and 2:30pm) and the Flamingo Feed (11:30am)  At 12:15am there is a chance to ‘Meet the Keeper’ and ask questions you may have about the birds.  These sessions are great opportunities to find out more about the species.  A recent reviewer on Trip advisor wrote, “Lots of birds to see, very well done.  Make sure you go at a time coinciding with the Penguin’s feeding time, which is a joy to see and very educational.”

 

For more information about Birdland and to check opening times before a visit: http://www.birdland.co.uk/

 

Posted by Naomi at http://www.cotswoldfamilyholidays.com/

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