Summertime Fun at Birdland

Yesterday we went to Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water as part of our #SummerOf16 Staycation in the Cotswolds. It was a beautiful day, sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and the temperature was just right for a day of enjoying the outdoors in the Cotswolds.

birdland-bourton-cotswolds-concierge (28)We had a wonderful time at Birdland. It truly is one of the most wonderful attractions in the Cotswolds and with woodland, rivers and gardens being home to the more than 500 birds, it is one of the most naturally beautiful too.

The inhabitants at Birdland are penguins, flamingos, pelicans, storks, ducks, chickens, parrots, toucans and many, many more. A couple of cheeky tortoises and rabbits live there too, something that just adds an extra, exciting element to the up-close-and-personal animal experience in the park.

The Jurassic Journey

Our kids are now 8 and our son, especially, has loved dinosaurs for a good couple of years and we have seen this passion be replaced by others, as it happens when kids experience new things. But The Jurassic Journey at Birdland was as exciting to both kids as when they first discovered dinosaur-fun, they had a real blast walking the trail and discovering the life-size dinosaurs, all hidden amongs and in the trees and woodland.

Flamingo Cafe and Discovery Zone

We stopped for a coffee and cake at The Flamingo Cafe and were pleasantly surprised at the very reasonable prices at Birdland’s cafe. It was clean, staff was very friendly and the outside seating area was just the most picture-perfect spot for a break. The cafe is right next to The Discovery Zone, the part of the park dedicated to offering a real insight into the life of birds.

At only £30.42 (including the online discount) for a family of 4, the entrance fee to Birdland is well worth it, and you can spend a good half day in this super Cotswold attraction located right in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, so the other half and more can be spent int his wonderful town with all it’s great shops, eateries and museums.