26 August, 2016

Days Out in the Cotswolds // Cotswold Wildlife Park

One of my favourite places to visit near us is the Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford. 

The Cotswold Wildlife Park has something for everyone, and every year myself and my family make several trips. It's an extremely lovely place to go and for us, it's only a 5 min drive.

The entry fees are low compared to many other zoos and safari parks in the UK. 
Days out especially, as a family can be pretty expensive but one of the reasons why we keep on coming back is partially due to the admission prices.

Ticket Prices 

Children under 3: free
Children aged  3- 16: £10.00
Adults: £15.00

Set in 160 acres, the park is home to many species, from birds and mammals to primates, reptiles and amphibians.

Penguin Enclosure

The park is the only UK Zoo that allows entry to dogs. I remember taking Daisy up as a puppy and she loved it, there was so much for her to look at and sniff. It was also a great way to socialise her and we are going to do the same with Honey.

As well as the animals, the park itself is visually stimulating with its' beautiful landscaping, especially in the wall gardens and the walkthrough by the wolves. It's a must visit when you go to the park, no matter the time of year.

View in the Wolf Walkway

Inside the Wall Gardens 

Wall Gardens

Wall Garden - near the meerkat enclosure 

For children visiting there is so much to do, the farm area is normally a huge hit, where children can see rabbits, guinea pigs, ponies, donkeys and my favourite the pygmy goats!

The boys very much enjoyed getting up and close with them too! 
I have many pictures from my own childhood in the same pen petting the goats, it's one of my favourite areas. More than likely because here you can be interactive with the goats. 

I actually worked on the farm for a placement at college and it was by far one of my favourite places. 
I also got to help out with the Tapirs as well which I loved. 

I then actually ended up getting a job on site in the gift shop and kiosks. 

The park also has a lovely big wooden play area, so during our lovely British summers you can set the kids loose and enjoy an ice cream whilst they play.

The big tree house slide is always a hit! 

The park also offers experiences by the form of being a keeper for the day, animal encounters and even feeding some of the animals. 
I personally would love to get up and close with the penguins and giraffes. 
I may have to ask for an experience as a Christmas gift. 

I love this park and we always have such a fun time when we are here. 
The park holds so many memories for me, from school trips and childhood memories to the times I worked there and whilst on my placement, to the first time I brought my children here. 
There is always so much to see and do, you won't be disappointed. 

The park is spacious, accommodating to wheel chair users and pushchairs. 
There are toilets dotted all over the park along with kiosks for snacks and drinks. 
The park is extremely clean and family friendly. 

There is plenty of activities on throughout the day from penguin, lemur and big cat feeding to brass rubbings in the manor house and who could forget a trip on the park's very own train. 

Let me know if you have ever been to The Cotswold Wildlife Park and also what is your favourite animal to see at a zoo. 



  1. You've captured some lovely images - especially of the penguins. Looks like a great day out.


  2. This looks like such a lovely day out - Cannot beat giraffes and penguins! x

  3. This looks amazins! I want to go there!


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