Eating out at Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Oak Tree Restaurant is situated at the rear of the Manor House and serves the Park’s visitors with hot meals, drinks, sandwiches and cakes. Where possible all food is prepared in our own kitchen from fresh local ingredients.

Children are well catered for with all adult meals offered in child sized portions and bottle warming facilities are available.

  • The restaurant is open at 10.00 am and closes at 5.00 pm in Summer and in Winter, closes at 4.00pm.
  • Hot food is served until 1–1½ hours before the Park closes. Tea, coffee, cakes, snacks and sandwiches are served all day.


Refreshment kiosks selling hot drinks and ice cream can be found near the Camels and opposite the Red pandas. Next to the Gift Shop, there is a kiosk selling snacks, sweets, ice creams and milkshakes. Please note that these kiosks are seasonal and only open on busy days.


There are picnic shelters around the Park, or you can enjoy your picnic on one of the spacious lawns which overlook the enclosures for Rhinos, Zebras and Giraffes. You can return to your car at any point during the day. Barbecues are not allowed.

The Gift Shop

A Gift Shop is situated just off the main car park. Run by helpful and friendly staff, the shop sells a wide selection of gifts, toys and souvenirs for all ages. The Gift shop closes at 5.00pm in the summer and 4.00pm in the winter.


The narrow-gauge railway runs during April to October from 12.00 pm until 4:00 pm (weather permitting) and takes you all around the Park. Adult £2.00, Child £1.00, under 3’s free of charge.

Adventure playground & ‘Skymaze’

Set amongst trees close to the restaurant and picnic lawns is the Park’s famous Adventure playground. ‘Skymaze’ has interconnecting treehouses with jungle bridges and slides, climbing to a bird’s eye view of the Park over 20 feet high! There is also a separate large tree house with slide, adventure area, swings and space net.

For little ones there is a ‘Mini Manor’ with slides and interconnecting treehouses, a mini zip wire and sand pit. The spacious lawns and benches nearby provide adults with a place to relax, eat a picnic and let the children play.

Dogs on a lead

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. Please clean up after your dog and ask at the Pay Desk for a poop bag.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens