With over 260 different animal species in 160 acres of parkland and gardens, with train (Apr-Oct), adventure playground, cafe and gift shop, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is one of Oxfordshire’s top attractions and one of the most beautiful wildlife parks in the country.
The superb mix of animals, landscaped parkland and gardens is appealing to all ages. Many of the animals are rare and endangered, visitors can walk through the Madagascar enclosure with free-roaming lemurs, and see meerkats, penguins and tropical birds in the exotically landscaped Walled Gardens. This is particularly colourful mid to late summer.
Elsewhere, visitors can meander around the park to see rhinos, lions, giraffes and, for the first time at the Park, anteaters. While indoor exhibits include the Reptile House, Invertebrate House, Tropical House and Farmyard Barn.
Visitors can enjoy a picnic, ride on the narrow-gauge railway and explore the adventure playground. There’s also a cafeteria, which serves hot and cold meals throughout the year.
From hands-on experiences and animal adoptions, there are exciting opportunities to get involved with some of the animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park and meet their keepers.
Open every day (except Christmas Day) with plenty of FREE car parking.
April to October (British Summer Time)
10.00am to 6.00pm with the last admission at 4.00pm
November to March (GMT/Winter)
10.00am to DUSK or 5.00pm with the last admission at 3.00pm
Cotswold Wildlife Park is located 2 miles south of Burford, Oxfordshire – mid-way between Oxford and Cheltenham. Ther is plenty of FREE car parking.
The Park is difficult to access via public transport. The nearest bus stop is 2 miles away on Burford High Street, so you would need to get a taxi from there to the Park. We would advise against attempting to walk along the A361 as it is a fast road with no footpath.
The nearest train station is Charlbury, Oxfordshire, 11 miles away. Please note there is no taxi rank at the train station and no direct bus link, so you will need to pre-book a taxi to take you to the Park (and return to the station).
Allow at least 4 hours for your visit. With an amazingly diverse collection of species and 160 acres of beautiful parkland, there’s a lot to pack in.
There is easy access for wheelchairs to all enclosures, on the Narrow-gauge Railway and to the self-service cafeteria.
Dogs may be brought into the Park provided that they are kept on a lead and under adult control at all times. Dogs may not be taken indoors or into the Bat Belfry, Reptile House, Children’s Farmyard and any areas with free-ranging animals.