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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.


Spooky Half Term

  • 25th October – 2nd November

    There’s a whole host of spooky animals to see at the Park over the half-term holidays. Wolverines, Wolves, Owls, Snakes, Bats and Spiders.

    Dare you take a peek into our indoor reptile house with the giant reticulated Python or the deadly Black Mamba?

    Creep into the Insect House with Tarantulas, Scorpions and other bugs.

    Let you kids run WILD on our new tree-house adventure playground or watch out for the giant spider hidden in the train tunnel?

RHS Plant Day – Inspirational Talks

Inspirational Talks start at 11.30 in the Drawing Room of the Manor House

All talks will last approximately 30 mins with time for questions from the floor.

Fergus Garrett

Head Gardener at Great Dixter talks about ‘Late Season Colour with Perennials & Annuals'.

Later on in the afternoon he will also be talking about ‘Designing with Exotic Plants'.


'The People's Gardener' and writer/ broadcaster (including Gardeners Question Time) talks about 'Garden Inspirations.'


Owner of Cotswold Garden Flowers discusses 'Payback in Pots - choosing plants to provide a long season of interest’.


Curator of Bristol Botanical Gardens and former BBC Gardeners World Presenter.

Talks about how to ‘Make the Most of Your Microclimates’.

RHS Plant Day

  • 10th September

    On Wednesday 10th September, we have a gardener’s day out with a difference.  The Park is delighted to be hosting over 20 members of the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Herbaceous’ and ‘Tender Ornamental’ Plant Committees. They will be keen to share their combined 600 years plus of gardening wisdom and passion for plants with visitors. There will also be a range of Garden talks, as well as Plant demonstrations and displays.

    Our gardens will be in their late summer splendour, and the wide range of plants grown at the Park will be supplemented (for this day only) by interesting and unusual plants displayed by the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew) and others.

    If you have a special plant you would like to bring along, please see below for details.

    To celebrate the involvement of the RHS with this event, entry to the Park is free for RHS Members on Wednesday 10th September (valid RHS membership card must be shown at entrance).  The Park will be open as usual from 10am till 6pm, with Plant Day Activities from 11am till 4pm.

    This one-off event will make an ideal day out for Garden Clubs and Societies: 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). Any individual RHS members within groups will qualify for free entry on production of their membership card.

    In addition to the extensive garden areas, there are over 250 species of animals on view.

    Arrangements for the day may be subject to alteration.

    Special Plants: We are thinking of unusual, interesting and well grown specimens for other plant enthusiasts to enjoy. If you would like to bring along a specimen it must be by prior arrangement with us at

    We will inspect all plants for pest and diseases prior to putting them on display, and reserve the right to decline specimens.