The Cotswold Wildlife Park’s new ‘CotsWild Explorer’ activity trail launches in April for children aged 6-11 years old. The Egg themed trail pack (available from the gift shop) comes with a pop badge, lanyard and a pencil, for £2.50 per pack with 10% going to Penguin conservation.
The new trail is part of a series of exciting activities coming up at Cotswold Wildlife Park over the Easter and Summer, which includes –
Summer week-ends – Birds of Prey demonstrations
Some birds will swoop low over your heads and some will soar high in the sky over the park’s beautiful grounds. See a variety of different birds from eagles to owls in these exciting demonstrations by Cotswold Falconry, which take place at 1pm and 3.30pm on the lawns in front of the Manor house on the following dates…
Weekends of 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-26 and 31 August.
Sunday 1 September.
27 April – World Penguin Day
Join in for a day of penguin-related activities and competitions, all located by the Penguin pool, in aid of the ‘Sphenisco’ charity, dedicated to the conservation of Humboldt Penguins. Penguin talk and feed at 11am and 3pm. Help feed the penguins at 1pm for £1 donation (subject to availability).
11 May 2019 – World Binturong Day
Learn about the unusual Binturong with two keeper talks at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Find out about the Binturong conservation work the park supports through ABConservation. Enter the raffle to win a unique Binturong Encounter.
Come and discover more near the Binturong enclosure near the Reptile House.
11 May – Fairfield Classic Car Rally
Fairfield Classic Car Club (FCCC) was founded in 1987 for like-minded enthusiasts and their families, regardless of their interests in specific makes of car, age or module. The membership list has now grown to around 80 members, the club organising a wide variety of events for its members throughout the year.
25 May to 2 June – Lemur Week
Lemur Week will take place during the May half term in aid of the park’s Madagascan conservation initiatives. There will be lemur-themed competitions and board games as well as merchandise and lemur talks held in the walkthrough enclosure. Please pop by the kiosk outside of the ‘Madagascar’ exhibit to chat to keepers to learn about the park’s conservation work in Madagascar to protect these charismatic primates.
9 June – MGs at the Park
This is Oxfordshire MG Owners Club 21st annual event at the Park and the largest gathering of MGs in the county. All classic and modern MGs are welcome. Last year attracted around 500 varied models of the historic MG motor car marque! www.oxfordshiremgoc.co.uk
1-31 August – Rhino Month
The keepers at the park will be doing a daily talk at 2pm throughout August near the Rhino Paddock about these magnificent animals and the conservation work that is going on to try and protect them for future generations.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park is open every day from 10am. For more information please visit www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk