New Visitor Centre Now Open

The new Visitor Cente opened in October 2014 and is proving to be an extremely popular venue. Enjoy birdwatching from the decking or from inside through the panoramic windows overlooking the park.

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Many thousands of customers have already visited the new Centre since its opening and the feedback has been amazing! Fresh teas and coffee's and the great variety of biscuits and confectionary are proving very popular as are ice creams. What better way to spend some time than to sit on one of the Bird Parks balconies overlooking the Reindeer, watching the Parks birds as well as the wild birds including Pied Wagtails and Woodpeckers.

Even the new toilets and baby change facilities have attracted many nice comments!

Come and visit us soon, there are no entrance fees to the buildings or balconies and there is a super selection of gifts to choose from.

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Fund Raising

The Bird Park has been actively raising funds for the last few years for related charitable causes.  A contribution of £329.95 was raised from childrens parties during 2013 which was donated to the Gloucestershire Wild Life Trust for repairs to their hide that was damaged by the storms.

Also during 2013 Bat Night Events were staged and donations made by visitors and the takings from the fun 'Pumpkin Skittles', totalling £100 was donated to the Bat Trust and a further £240.00 in 2014. 

The Bird Park sells bird pins at the entrance for the RSPB the donations of which are collected every two weeks and so far The Bird Park is on target to raise over £1,000.00 this year. So help us reach this for the RSPB and buy your badge next time you visit.

See Also Bat Trust Donation 2014: click here

New Visitor Centre Supported by Defra

The new Visitor Centre that opened in October 2014 was supported by Defra!  The oak constructed building design is based on the National Trust theme and it nestles beautifully into its Cotswold environment.  It was designed to be of low impact on the environment and the landscape.

The build project was supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

Keeper

 A part-time Keeper is required to work flexible hours at the Park.  The Keeper is responsible for caring for the animals and is therefore required to work hours as allocated on a staff rota, to cover 7 days a week, including weekends and bank hoildays.   Additional working hours may be available during school holidays and busy periods.  The main duties will involve feeding the animals, cleaning and maintaining the aviaries and animal welfare.  As this is a small business, at times the post may also involve any duties that may reasonably be asigned by the owner, such as assisting with maintenace, ground keeping and setting up for events. Good working conditions, 20 days annual leave pro rata plus allowance for bank holidays. Candidate must have experience of working with animals and be physically fit as some tasks may be demanding. Candidates must also be reliable and have their own transport due to the location.   Good customer care skills would be an avvantage but not essential.

Please email your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Melanie on 01452 812727 for an informal chat.

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