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Cotswold Wildlife Park has a series of events - take a look at what we've got planned over the next few months below.

2014

Cotswold Falconry

  • 18th-21st April

  • Join us at the Park and see free flying Bird of Prey demonstrations by the team from Cotswold Falconry. 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 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on the lawns in front of the Manor house.

Rhino Week

  • 5th- 13th April

  • A week of Rhino based talks and activities to highlight our conservation work with Tusk Trust; an organisation set up to help protect African wildlife and halt the decline of one of Africa’s most famous wild residents.

Cotswold Falconry

  • 3rd - 5th May

  • Join us at the Park and see free flying Bird of Prey demonstrations by the team from Cotswold Falconry. 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 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on the lawns in front of the Manor house.

Scruffs Dog Show

  • 10th May

  • Our fourth annual charity dog show. Dogs of all ages and abilities welcome to take part in our fun dog show, with categories such as ‘best biscuit catcher’ and ‘waggiest tail’. All money raised will go to this year’s chosen charity Dogs for the Disabled. Normal admission price for dog owners.

Cotswold Falconry

  • 24th - 26th May

  • Join us at the Park and see free flying Bird of Prey demonstrations by the team from Cotswold Falconry. 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 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on the lawns in front of the Manor house.

Lemur Week

  • 24th May - 1st June

  • A week of Lemur based talks and activities to highlight our Lemur conservation work to save species such as the Great Bamboo Lemur and Sifaka from extinction. Find out more about our conservation projects here.

MG's in the Park

  • 1st June 2014

    The Oxfordshire section of the MG Owners Club have held their ‘MG’s in the Park’ event at the Cotswold Wildlife Park for the last 15 years and we look forward to welcoming them again this year. Last year attracted 500 varied models of the historic MG motor car marque, ranging from TAs, MGAs, Midgets and MGB/Cs through to a fabulous turn-out of the newer MGF / TF convertibles and the various Z range saloons, including the ZT260s.

    Entrance to the MG Show, the Park and all its attractions is free for the MG driver, with any passengers paying the Park’s group discount price for entry (£11.50 adults and £8.00 for children aged 3-16 years and for over 65s). The MG Owners Club actively welcomes all Park visitors to take a look around their free MG show during the day.

Heritage Rally

  • 22nd June 2014

    A Classic Car Rally, sponsored by Heritage Insurance, the classic and specialist car insurance company. The Rally, in its second year, is open to Classic Cars at least 20 years old. Starting at the Heritage Motor Centre, the rally then it makes its way through the North Cotswolds to the midway stop at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (about an hour’s drive), before returning to the Heritage Motor Centre via a different route for the presentations.

    Early bird rate of £32 per vehicle! £42 when booked after 30 April 2014. Included in the price are Tulip route maps, a Rally plate, windscreen sticker, entry into The Heritage Motor Centre (Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ), and entry into the Cotswold Wildlife Park (Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP). This is a social Rally with no time element.

    No skill is required and any car capable of driving on public roads will be suitable. No special preparation is required. This rally is being organised by the Heritage Motor Centre, so for more information or to book, telephone 01926 645032 or or go to the Heritage Motor Centre Website.

Cotswold Falconry

  • Every weekend from 19th July to 23rd August

  • 24th & 25th August

  • Join us at the Park and see free flying Bird of Prey demonstrations by the team from Cotswold Falconry. 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 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on the lawns in front of the Manor house.

Fairthorpe Car Rally

  • 10th August

RHS Plant Day

  • 10th September

    A perfect day out for Garden Clubs and Societies, with Plant experts on hand to answer your questions. Garden talks by RHS speakers on a variety of subjects. Plant demonstrations and displays and a chance to see the Park’s gardens at their summer peak.
    Free entry for RHS Members on Wednesday 10th September. Groups of 20 + paying persons can qualify for our group rate of £11.50 for adults and £8.00 over 65s and children (aged 3 to 16 years).