A great day out with or without kids. There are animals galore, giraffes meerkats, penguins, lions, camels, reindeer and many more. A lovely restaurant (open all day) with indoor/outdoor seating means visitors can take a break while spending all day with the animals. There are scenic gardens and so much of interest. See their website for all kinds of ideas for adults and kids – like being a keeper for a day or the interactive zone. Information about conservation, education and more. There’s a gift shop and a train – the list goes on. The Cotswold Wildlife Park is situated in the lush grounds of an ancient manor house on the Bradwell Grove Estate. Owner John Heyworth has given this estate over to the zoological collection. This setting could not be more beautiful, a long drive from the park gates leads through to a great country estate and right into the animal collection. The park is framed by enormous old oak trees that surround the six hundred year old manor house. California redwoods and giant yew trees loom majestically over visitors and add even more to the many delights of this special place to visit.

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Cotswold Wildlife Park is located 2 miles south of the medieval town of Burford, Oxfordshire, on the A361

SatNav Postcode for Cotswolds Wildlife Park OX18 4JP

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