The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is a full family day out treat, packed with lots to do and see. Covering 160 acres, the wildlife park is split into four key areas with beautiful gardens, a large variety of animals and adventure play areas.
Cotswold Wildlife Park Animals
There area so many animals to see at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, I couldn’t possibly name them all. You can expect to see the wow safari large mammals like lions, giraffes, zebras and rhinos. The last time we visited, my kids loved watching the baby rhino with the backdrop of the lovely manor house behind. However, kids find all animals fascinating and Patagonian Mara which looks a partly like a kangaroo and partly like a rabbit was a big hit and very similar to my son’s favourite soft toy from IKEA which we’ve never been able to work out exactly what it was.
Within the small mammals and primates collection, the Lemur exhibition is a must see. The Madagascan Walkthrough exhibit allows you to get a real insight into the lives of these delightful creatures.
With one of the largest reptile collections in the UK, the Cotswold Wildlife Park, you’ll be able to see one of the world’s largest snakes, marvel at the Giant Tortoise and step through a darkened room to wonder at the Egyptian Fruit Bats.
With 131 species in all shapes, sizes and colours, the bird collection at the Cotswold Wildlife Park will get you in a flutter. My family love the cheeky penguins most of all.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park also play a very active role in conservation and breeding with many rare and endangered species at the park.
Cotswold Wildlife Park Adventure Playground
There are lots of grassy areas to run around and have a picnic but there’s also a lovely play park with plenty to keep kids occupied. Climb high to whizz down slides, swing like a monkey or clamber of the equipment and larger kids can enjoy the skymaze with interconnecting treehouses and jungle bridges.
Cotswold Wildlife Park Activities
Just visiting the animals and enjoying the gardens can easily fill your day but there are also a number of regular activities from penguin feeding, stroking the animals in the children’s farmyard or riding the small train.
Cotswold Wildlife Park Facilities
If it’s a lovely sunny day then bringing a picnic is a great idea. There are plenty of grassy spaces and some covered picnic areas. There is also a restaurant and various refreshment stands around the park.
Book online in advance to save with e-tickets.