Birdland Park & Gardens

Birdland Park and Gardens

Birdland is delighted to be able to welcome visitors back in line with government guidance.

The health and safety of all our visitors and staff is of utmost importance to us and we have introduced some additional measures to ensure social distancing can be maintained including setting restrictions on daily admissions, pausing all keeper talks and feeding displays and closing indoor attractions.

Two hour timed tickets will need to be pre-booked in advance on the website.

For more information on all the steps we’re taking to ensure the safety of our visitors and to see what attractions will be open, please click here:


Birdland is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland. With over 130 species of birds on display, Birdland Park & Gardens is home to the only breeding group in the UK for King Penguins.

Rissington Road,


01451 820480

Birdland Park & Gardens

Established in 1957 in Bourton-on-the-Water, Birdland is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland, creating a picturesque canopy for the winding River Windrush.

Birdland Park and Gardens was opened by Len, Hill, a local Cotswold builder, who had a passion for birdlife. The Park was one of the first bird encounters to open in the UK.

There are over 130 species of birds on display, from some of the rarest, to the most unique species that have developed to live in a specific habitat. Birdland Park & Gardens is home to the only breeding group in the UK for King Penguins.

Discover exotic and rare birds

Discover exotic and rare birds as you explore the Park and Gardens. Flamingos, pelicans, cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl live in our riverside habitat with parrots, owls, pheasants, hornbills, touracos and many more inhabiting over 50 aviaries. Temperate and Desert Houses are home to birds who enjoy hotter and drier conditions.

Flamingo Point Café

Sit back and relax at the Flamingo Point Café for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea with wonderful views over River Windrush and its resident group of flamingos.

Jurassic Journey

Venture into the Jurassic Journey and immerse yourself in the prehistoric landscape. Be on the look out for hidden dinosaurs lurking the bushes before heading to the Dino-Dig to uncover some buried fossils.

Marshmouth Nature Reserve

The area of over 2 acres is a tranquil setting for observing local wildlife. There have been sightings of 50 different bird species, rabbits, foxes, mice deer as well as grass snakes and many species of insect. The area is maturing, planting has been incorporated along with feeding stations to help attract a wider variety of indigenous wildlife. The hides along the way help to provide viewing point spot maybe spot Kingfishers, squirrels and perhaps even an otter. This is also home to the new Jurassic Journey attraction, so you might spot a dinosaur or two!

Birdland in Bourton on the Water is Open Daily From 10am (Except Christmas Day)

    • Easter – October 10am – 5pm
    • November – March 10am – 4pm

Last admission one hour before closing. Tickets are valid all day.

Birdland All Day Ticket

Birdland All Day Ticket Ticket allows re-admittance with hand-stamp.Tickets must be booked online in advance or before 10am on day of visit to receive the discount.

  • Adult: £10.95
  • Child (3-15): £7.95 – Under 3s are free.
  • Senior / Student: £9.95

Book online and save 10%



Why not visit all year for free! Birdland’s membership is great value and there’s a host of special benefits.

Birdland All Year Ticket with a Birdland Membership Pass – Visit Free All Year!

  • Adult: £19.95
  • Child: £13.95
  • Senior / Student: £17.95

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