18 August, 2017

Days Out in The Cotswolds // Birdland

Today the boys and I, along with my mother in law and their great Narna took a trip down the road to the quaint little village of Bourton-on-the-water. 
I myself have had many little trips to this idyllic little village as an adult and a child. I remember my grampy bringing my sister and me to the motor museum to see the famous Brum, my dad taking us to the little model village and telling us that there was little people living inside, to my Nanny and Grampy taking us and letting us paddle in the river Windrush.

It's a beautiful place to visit which holds a lot of memories for me and memories I want to share with my own children, so our first visit was to Birdland
You can't visit Bourton-on-the-water without stopping here and it's literally right next to the car park.

Admission fees are fantastic and if you are local you can purchase season tickets from as little as £13.95 a child, an amazing price if you ask me! 

You can also have your hand stamped so if you wanted to come back later once taking a stroll through the village then you can.

Birdland is home to many species of birds, 130 to be exact as well as to a few no feathered guests such as small reptiles and 30 very large dinosaurs! 

Talks are held throughout the day, the penguin talk was extremely popular whilst we were there so we decided not to watch but I do love penguins so slightly gutted to have missed out but we went on a really busy day. 

There is an onsite cafe which over looks the river Windrush, which flows through the park and is home to the flamingos. It's a beautiful sight to be able to have your lunch and watch the flamingos stroll on by. 

A fairly new addition to the park is the Jurassic Journey trail, travel in time to 65 million years ago to the time of the dinosaurs! Queue the Jurassic Park theme tune. 

Walk through and spot some of your favourite dinosaurs from a baby stegosaurus to the king of the dinosaurs, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Enjoy searching for your favourite dinosaurs, unleash your inner palaeontologist by discovering and searching for fossils.

This was my children's favourite part, they love dinosaurs and I may or may not have told them that these were real dinosaurs before entering! However, after the third dinosaur, they realised they weren't the real deal! Haha! I tried!   

Our children absolutely loved their time at Birdland and yours will too! 


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