Who can resist animal antics? There are loads of animal attractions here in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. How about visiting a farm park, wildlife park or zoo. You will find places where you and the children can bottle-feed baby animals, watch penguins being fed, walk amongst beautiful butterflies, see rare breeds, stroke deer and watch birds of prey flying displays. Why not take a picnic and make it a day to remember.
Children of all ages will delight in seeing the trout leap out of the water in their quest for food thrown by visitors. Look out for cygnets and ducklings too. Children's play area and caf. School visits welcome. Open all year (except Christmas day), seasonal opening times. Check website for details.
Home to over 500 birds; flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, parrots, falcons, toucans, ibis and more. See the penguin keeper feed the birds and give a talk every day at 2.30pm. Special event days throughout the year. Nature reserve trail with hides. Play area, picnic area and cafe. School visits welcome.
Around 150 birds of prey can be seen at the Centre. There are daily demonstrations of free flying birds of prey. Follow the path through our owl woods to see a natural setting where the birds are encouraged to breed as they would in their native environment. Also offer owl evenings for groups, falconry gift experience and falconry introduction days.
Rare breeds farm. Seasonal demonstrations, handling new born ducklings and chicks. pets corner. Play barn with battery operated tractors. Cotswold Lion maze, adventure playground, farm safari. One or two mile wildlife walk. School visits welcome.
Horse fun rides held throughout the year.
Caravan and campsite offers a total country experience.
Closer to Wildlife! Over 260 different species of animals in over 160 acres of beautiful parkland and stunning gardens. A great value day out for all the family. Walk with Lemurs. Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe. Penguin feeding daily at 11am and 3pm. Reptile House, Bat House, Insect House, Tropical House. Train. Adventure Playground. Restaurant. Gift Shop. Open daily from 10am (except Christmas day).
The oldest dedicated bird of prey centre in the world and one of the friendliest. Daily flying demonstrations. Also offers falconry courses, photography days, owl evenings and birthday parties for children and adults.
Animals, tractor rides, crafty half hour, huge big bale stack, 2 acre willow maze, indoor soft play and bouncy castle.
Birthday parties, school visits welcome. Wedding receptions held in the barn.
Visit a 50 acre working farm, help feed the friendly farm animals and get close to the other animals. Severnside bygones collection. Explore the fields, farmyard and barns. Picnic area and play area, tea room. School and group visits welcome.
Home to a wide variety of farm animals, including several rare breeds. Experience hands on contact with real farm animals. Animal feeding takes place throughout the day. Pre-school and school visits welcome. Farm shop on site. Open all year round and entry is free.
The Centre is dedicated to community education, conservation of the Barn Owl and other species of owl. Open to pre-booked experiences, owl evenings and photography events, and from July-September open to the public on Sundays only without booking. Barn owl birthday parties provide a hands-on flying experience for children from 4 to 15 years old.
Walk amongst free flying butterflies from around the world. Find out how to attract butterflies to your own garden. Seasonal opening times.
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