Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
near Burford, Oxfordshire
Average time spent – 4-5+ hours.
Things to do at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens review
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is the perfect day out for all the family and especially for those with children. We are always so impressed with how well-maintained and spotless the grounds and gardens are. There are 160 acres of beautiful landscape and gardens to explore with over 260 different animal species from reptiles and insects to birds and mammals.
The exhibits are very interactive allowing guests to get up-close to many different animals; picnic on the lawn in front of the rhinos, go head height with the giraffes, get a photo with the very friendly pelicans, take the bridge over the wolves, visit the penguins at feeding time, walk with the Lemurs and feed the goats in the petting zoo!
Aside from the amazement of all the animals to see, there is also a huge wooden adventure playground for children to explore with treehouses, slides, bridges and climbing nets.
If you are taking children then definitely queue for the £1 train ride around the entire park on the Bella Train. Queues look very long during busy periods, but they move quickly. Under 3s are free to ride the train. You can usually purchase a Bella Train badge for 50p from the driver. For the children this is one of the highlights of their day!
The expansive lawns next to the rhinos, zebras and giraffes offer plenty of space to enjoy your own picnic on a warm day.
Eating – You can get hot or cold meals with locally sourced ingredients in The Oak Tree Restaurant. During peak periods there are ice-cream and hot drinks kiosks open throughout the park. You can picnic in the grounds.
Facilities in brief – 160 acre park with 260 different animal species, wooden adventure playground and train rides. Toilets and a choice of places to eat.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. It is cheaper to purchase your tickets online in advance. An adult ticket online is £14.40 and just under £10 for children aged 3-16 years. Under 3’s are free. It is free to park.
Opening: Cotswold Wildlife Park is open all year round except for Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Bradwell Grove, Burford OX18 4JP, Oxfordshire, England. Phone: 01993 823006
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Category – Wildlife park – Mostly outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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