Photo: Bernard Gagnon

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is sure to please everyone, young and old! Set on over 150 acres of manicured parkland, Cotswold Wildlife Park is a delight for animal lovers and photographers alike. Cotswold Park has an extensive conservation program, so any visit helps conserve the world’s wildlife.

Visit the park’s extensive collection of birds, and see how many species you can spot (there were 131 at last count)! Head to the large mammal section where you can see animals that range from critically endangered Visayan Warty pigs to Bactrian camels. See smaller mammals and make sure to take a trip to the lemurs – a highlight of any visit! The Madagascan Walkthrough exhibit allows guests’ access to the animals like you’ve never seen before!

If you’re feeling brave, stop by the reptile exhibit to see the world’s largest snakes, the Reticulated Pythons and Green Anacondas. If you want a real thrill visit the Black Mamba, Gaboon Viper and Puff Adder to see the world’s most venomous snakes! Take to great heights and visit the wolves on the aerial walkway that runs along the top of their enclosure. There is also a large wooden ramp that puts you face-to-face with the park’s tallest residents, the giraffes!

Stop by the Bradwell Grove manor house to see the walled garden which is filled with exotic plants from across the world! Stop by the Tropical House to see exotic papaya or sugar cane, or stroll around the parkland to enjoy the traditional English gardens. You can take a picnic in to enjoy the scenery and lunch with the animals! Kids and adults can also ride the narrow gauge railway taking you on a ten-minute route around the park to rest tired feet. The park is also dog friendly, so you can take Fido along for the trip!


Bradwell Grove, Burford OX18 4JP
Tel: +44 (0)1993 823006
Times: 10am – 6pm, April – October
10am – 5pm (or dusk), November – March