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Outdoor Fun at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Train Ride at CotswoldOutdoor Fun at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford

The Costswold Wildlife Park was a great day and a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.  What I enjoyed about the park when we visited was the space, Harry, who loves to run off, made the best use of the space while peeking at all the animals.  It is worth packing or considering using a harness as the park is very large.

I took a lot of things with me as the Wildlife park is big, so ensure you pack all you need for a walk as the restaurant and toilets are located at the entrance to the park.

There is a variety of animals ranging from rhinos, lions and giant tortoises to penguins, meerkats and reindeers.  The new Giraffe encounter is fantastic as you can walk above the giraffe and get very close to them and even watch them eat and walk near you.  Harry was so shocked to be so close to a large animal he gasped with excitement and didn’t want to leave.  It is a brilliant idea and gives children of all ages the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful animals.

Other events such as brass rubbing, penguin feeding and aimal talks throughout the day.  There is also a lovely farm yard to enjoy

A fun train ride run around the park and is £1 each to go on, Harry loved this as you can see from the Giraffe Shockphoto.  You can leave buggys to a allocated area as the train returns to where it started.

The park also has a playground areas with swings, climbing frames and slide for all ages to enjoy

On a Sunny Day

The majority of the park is outside so on a sunny day it is a perfect place to visit and enjoy the outside

Eating and Changing Facilities

There is one large restaurant serving hot and cold food and drink and supply highchairs and a microwave.  Toilets are located towards the back of the resturant and more toilets can be found next to the park shop and another by the Zebra House.  Baby changing facilities are located in all toilet areas.


There is plenty of parking but the park does get busy on sunny days or holiday periods, so it’s worth remembering to arrive early.  Parking is also free and close to the entrance and the main shop, which has recently been updated.

Playing with TrainLocation and Opening Times

Click here for a map showing locations and check website here for futher directions

April – October 10:00am – 18:00pm, last admission is at 16:30pm

November – March 10:00am – 17:00 or dusk with last admission at 15:30pm







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