For a fab family day out…
Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands the Park has an amazingly diverse collection of species many of which are endangered in the wild. Our dedicated and caring Keepers are passionate about the animals in their care and the opportunity to share their knowledge with the public.
Our beautiful gardens are carefully tended by our creative team of gardeners who make every corner of the Park a joy to visit.
Come and visit and enjoy the Park with us.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park has long been renowned for its bird collection.
We currently house 131 species ranging in size from the diminutive Zosterops to the largest bird of all, the Ostrich. We were the first UK zoo to breed the Great hornbill and have had other notable successes over the years with Black storks and Penguins amongst many others.
Our Large Mammal section contains the mega – herbivores such as Giraffe, Camels and Tapir, and the large carnivores such as the Asiatic Lion.
Some of these species, such as the Giraffe are kept in non-breeding groups in line with the recommendations of the breeding programme.
The Lemur collection is a real highlight of any visit to Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Cotswold Wildlife Park has one of the largest reptile collections in the UK.
We house one of the largest snake species – Green anacondas, and also some of the most venomous – the Black mamba and Puff adder. We regularly breed our Morelet’s crocodiles, the only collection in Europe that has bred this species.
We have developed a wide range of planting styles, many of which link with the animal exhibits and take advantage of our various microclimates.
With the Victorian Manor House at the hub, a large walled garden and a wonderful collection of mature trees form the backbone of our landscape. The planting in and around the animal exhibits is an important part of our work and of course presents its own interesting challenges!