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

May 26th - June 3rd 2018

Lemur Week

Lemur Week

During May half term the Park will be holding its annual Lemur Week (Saturday 26th May – Sunday 3rd June) in aid of raising as much funds as possible for their Madagascan conservation projects.

There are lots of fun activities planned, such as competitions, board games, Lemur themed merchandise to purchase and two Lemur talks held within the walkthrough each day. Visit the kiosk outside of the Madagascar exhibit, where you can chat to our passionate Keepers, learn about their conservation work in Madagascar and find out how you can help to protect these charismatic primates.

Lemur Drawing Competition

As part of Lemur Week, we’re giving you the chance to win a Lemur Encounter at Cotswold Wildlife Park and go behind the scenes to meet and help feed some of our lemurs.

How to enter

Draw and send us your best picture of any lemur species in any setting or situation. Entries should be on a single sheet of paper no larger than A4.

You can bring your picture along with you if you are visiting us during Lemur Week (26th May – 3rd June 2018 – normal admission prices apply). Please hand them in at the Lemur Kiosk, situated in the walled garden just outside the Madagascar exhibit, or post your entries — one per person — to Lemur Week Competition, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford, Oxford, OX18 4JP, to arrive no later than Sunday, June 17th, 2018.

You must have permission from your parent or guardian to enter if under 18 years old. On the reverse of your drawing, please include your name, age and date of birth, and ask your parent or guardian to write their telephone number and (if they have one) e-mail address, plus written confirmation that you have their permission to enter (if under 18 years old).

The prizes

There are four age categories: 8 and under, 9 – 13, 14 – 17 and 18 years and over. The best picture in each category will win a Lemur Encounter (date subject to availability).

Terms and conditions

The best entries may be published on Cotswold Wildlife Park’s website, Facebook page, Twitter and newsletter. Only one entry per person. Entrant must be UK resident and have the prior permission of their parent or guardian, if under the age of 18 years old. The closing date for receipt of postal entries is 17th June 2018 and 3rd June if delivered in person to the Lemur Kiosk. The judges’ decision is final. Winners will be notified by 24th June 2018. Entries will not be returned (the artist sends artwork at own risk and Cotswold Wildlife Park is not responsible for any lost artwork). There are no cash alternatives for this prize.

Full terms and conditions below

  1. Drawing competition entry is free but entrants should be aware that they will be subject to postal charges if posting in your entries. Normal Park admission prices apply during Lemur Week for those wishing to deliver entries in person. Please see for admission prices.
  2. Unless specified otherwise, winners will be notified by 24th June 2018. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during this time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, Cotswold Wildlife Park reserves the right to re-judge that category.
  3. Cotswold Wildlife Park reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.
  4. Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries; however, by entering, all entrants give Cotswold Wildlife Park a worldwide royalty free perpetual licence to publish submitted pictures in any and all media (including print and online) for publicity and news purposes. In particular, all entrants license Cotswold Wildlife Park the right to print their entry on their website, Facebook page, and newsletter and Twitter site.

June 23rd 2018

Uniform Day – *NOW FULLY BOOKED* more dates to follow…

Uniform Day – *NOW FULLY BOOKED* more dates to follow…

On Saturday 23rd June we will be hosting the first ever day dedicated to Uniformed groups. The day will include talks, activities and craft workshops. At the end of the day each child will be rewarded with a special woven badge to mark their time spent at the Park. (Please note numbers for this day are restricted and must be booked in advance). Cost for the day will be £13.00 per child – for more information about the Uniformed Day please click here.

To book your Uniformed Group onto this day please contact:

August 1st - August 31st 2018

Rhino Month

Rhino Month

Our keepers will be doing a daily talk throughout August at 2:00pm near the Rhino Paddock about these magnificent animals, the threats and the conservation work that is going on to try and protect them for future generations.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens