6 Amazing Destinations for Wildlife in the Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds is famed for being one of the most beautiful places in the UK. If you are looking for places where you can see a beautiful selection of wildlife, you must visit the Cotwolds.

Here are some of the most amazing wildlife destinations in Cotswold.

1. Slimbridge

If you love birds you will not be disappointed here. When we visited Slimbridge, I remember our younger son not wanting to leave because of the amazing experience he had. They have a coffee shop and a big restaurant where you can sit and have fun family time if you are there with your family. The place is family-friendly. Whether you are single, with family or a group, you can be sure to have a very wonderful time at Slimbridge.

2. Cotswold Farm Park

This site is dedicated to the best of British farming, through a sustainable and authentic approach. This farm park provides an amazing opportunity to see a range of farm animals.

Something unique they offer is the opportunity to see small animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks, ducklings, piglets, lambs and goat kids. You can learn about a lot of animals from the experts on the farm. There are outdoor play areas for children and both adults and children can enjoy a wildlife walk where you can discover stunning seasonal flowers and enjoy amazing views.

Cotswold Farm Park have something to offer for all age group but if you have kids this is a place you must visit with your children.

3. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

One of the best places to experience wildlife is the Cotswold. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is a family-friendly environment with a lot to offer for wildlife lovers. You can see animals like zebras, lions, giraffes, and camels. There are more than enough places to park your car and enjoy everything the park has to offer. There is also a beautiful large walled garden and a wonderful collection of mature trees which are an integral part of the landscape.

Whether you are looking for birds, primate, mammals, or reptiles they have them all at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

4. Cotswolds AONB

Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers a large area of land. There is no limit to what you can do in Cotswold AONB.

Cotswolds National Landscape provides various locations, from which people can follow walking and cycling routes to explore the surrounding countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is an abundance of footpaths, bridleways, and minor roads. You have great opportunities to discover hidden corners, epic views, historic sites, and rich diversity of wildlife.

You can find helpful maps of directions by clicking here.

5. Birdland Park & Gardens

Personally, I have been to this amazing park. It is at the center of the Bourton-on-the-Water village. The village itself is one of the best among the Cotswold villages. Bourton-on-the-Water is famous for the low bridge and the streams that flow through the village. You can have a nice time in the village center then easily stroll into Birdland Park where you can see and behold the beauty of over 500 birds at the park.

Discover the amazing world of birds at the Birdland Parks & Gardens. Some of the birds that will dazzle you at the park are snowy owls, burrowing owls, great grey owls, spectacled owls and Indian scops owls. You will also have the opportunity to see mackinder’s eagle owls, Chaco owls, and white-faced owls.

6. Cotswold Falconry Centre

If you love birds of prey, you will have an amazing experience here. You can have an owl experience or enjoy the flying starts of the birds. The birds show off their amazing flying skills, you will truly admire and appreciate the amazing birds at the Cotswold Falconry Centre.

In Conclusion

What I have always loved about the Cotswold is the preservation of green spaces. I guess it is then not a surprise that it is home to some beautiful and explore-worthy wildlife. From beautiful gardens to birds, primate, mammals, or reptiles, it is only a question of what your interest is. There is just about everything for everyone.


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