About Us

Welcome to Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.

Reggie HeyworhWhen my father started the Park in 1970 at Bradwell Grove, his family home, he hoped to give new life to a house and park that he loved, and to share with as many people as possible his enduring interest in nature.

Over forty years later, I am delighted to welcome you to what is now one of the UK’s largest zoological collections and most exciting gardens. Millions of visitors in that time have discovered here the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

The Park relies totally on our visitors and receives no outside help from any other sources, so your visit is vital to all the staff and the animals here. It also enables us to support a thriving education programme, numerous endangered species breeding programmes and several vital conservation projects in the wild.

Reggie Heyworth


EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria)Cotswold Wildlife Park is a member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria). We share and exchange animals with other collections to further breeding programmes of conservation importance. Your visit helps to support this work.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens