Cotswold Wildlife Park

Asiatic Lion Cotswolds

Asiatic Lion Cotswolds

Opened in 1970, the Cotswold Wildlife Park is home to one of the UK’s largest zoological collections.

The park has a large range of animals including big cats, primates, reptiles and birds.

Giraffes, white rhinos, Asiatic lions and ostriches are just a few of the species you’ll encounter on your journey around the zoo.

Feeding is always a popular activity at the zoo and at The Cotswolds Wildlife Park you’ll be able to catch the penguins and lemurs enjoying a snack on most days.

During peak season the narrow-gauge railway takes you on a journey all around the park for a £1 fee with children under 3 riding free with an adult.

The adventure playground, the Skymaze has interconnecting treehouses with jungle bridges and slides. You can climb to a birdseye view of the park over 20 feet high. For the little ones the Mini Manor with slides, sandpit and treehouses is a safe place to play away from older children.

The Victorian manor house's walled gardens form the backbone of the wonderful landscape. A lot of work goes into the gardens maintenance and it’s a lovely area for a gentle stroll to end your day of excitement.

For hungry tummies there are plenty of options including The Oak Tree Restaurant, a number of kiosks and plenty of picnic areas. The gift shop is just by the main carpark and sells all kinds of souvenirs.

Dogs on leads, controlled by adults are also allowed to enjoy all the park has to offer. They’re not allowed in the Bat Belfry, Reptile House or any areas with free roaming animals though!

If you're thinking of staying in the Cotswolds, our Chipping Norton Club Site is nearby.

Visitor information

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Bradwell Grove
OX18 4JP

Contact details

Tel: 01993 823006



Cotswold Wildlife Park is located 2 miles south of the medieval town of Burford, Oxfordshire, on the A361.

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Travelling by car

If you're using a SatNav device then our postcode is OX18 4JP and look out for Bradwell Grove.

Parking is free for visitors to the Park. There is a large tarmac area for coaches and ample disabled parking. Please don’t leave pets in parked cars.
By Bus or Taxi

It is a difficult and expensive journey to the Park if you intend to travel by bus and taxi. There is no regular bus service that stops outside the Park. The nearest Bus Stop is on Burford High Street, so it would be best to organise a taxi from here to pick you up when your bus drops you off.

We would advise against attempting to walk the 2 miles south along the A361. No footpath is provided and it is a fast road.