A fantastic day out for all the family including your dog! Stroll around the Park and watch Rhinos graze on the lawns in front of the Gothic Manor House. Walk up the Giraffe walkway and get eye-to-eye with these amazing creatures or explore the Walled Garden’s Tropical House with free roaming sloth, birds and bats. Watch the Penguin’s being fed (every day at 11am and 3pm) and then get up close with the lemurs in their free-roaming Madagascar Exhibit and watch them being fed every day at 12 noon.
Cotswold Wildlife Park is a wheelchair and pushchair friendly site with baby changing and disabled toilets around the park, including a changing places toilet.
When you go, expect to spend the better part of the day there, as there is just so much to see and so many activities to take part in with the animals. Cotswold Wildlife Park is also home to a great cafe, a picnic area, a train and a huge playground – the kids will love it for sure!
Whenever we go to Cotswold Wildlife, we always start by going on the Narrow-Gauge Railway. This little train named Bella, takes you through most of the park, and from it, you get to see everything on offer. Especially for “first timers”, the train is an
excellent idea. There’s a small charge (under 3’s go free) but it’s money well spent, in our opinion as you get to experience the park in it’s entirety.. and the kids love it too.
Kids and adults alike always love it when it’s possible to get up close and personal with animals and in the Children’s Farmyard, that’s exactly what you can do. Farm animals like goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs are there.
Cotswold Wildlife Park is a great place for a picnic. There’s a restaurant where you can buy food but you are also welcome to bring your own and eat it on the lawns in the park… lovely.
Wildlife is not just the big animals like the giraffes, rhinos and lions. The little ones are not forgotten. Cotswold Wildlife Park put the welfare and living spaces of the animals first always. When you walk through the park, you feel like you are walking where the animals live, not just in a zoo.
A beautiful walk
Cotswold Wildlife Park is mainly about the animals, of course, but it’s also “just” a park where you can spend the whole day enjoying the scenery, the beautifully landscaped gardens and animal enclosures.
With the Victorian Manor House at the hub, a large walled garden and a wonderful collection of mature trees form the backbone of the landscape.
If you visit with Cotswold Wildlife Park with children, be sure you leave lots of time to spend at the Skymaze, a series of cleverly engineered interconnecting treehouses, slides and jungle bridges. From the Skymaze, you have a perfect bird’s eye view of the Park and the great playground underneath.
“We’ve visited the park with our kids, Matthew and Noelle many times and every time, the better part of an hour has been spent high up in the trees even before we made it to the equally awesome playground. Their imagination take them on a trip to the jungle, full of wild animals and lots of monkeys. They always have an absolute blast and we’re already looking forward to the next time we visit”.
~Mette, Cotswolds Concierge.