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Birdland Park and Gardens hosts Jurassic Journey event


Aug 27, 2022

BUDDING palaeontologists can enjoy a weekend of prehistoric fun at nature attraction near Oxfordshire this weekend.

Birdland Park and Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham have created a “Jurassic Journey and Dino Weekend” for children to enjoy from today (Saturday, August 27) until Monday, August 29.

There are more than 30 different prehistoric species to learn about ranging from a metre-long Stegosaurus to a five-metre-tall Brachiosaurs.

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There will also be a fun quiz trail about all the species featured in the park as well as a hands-on “Dino Dig” for “fossil fanatics”.

Oxford Mail: FUN: Jurassic Journey is taking place over the bank holiday weekend. Picture by Birdland Park and GardensFUN: Jurassic Journey is taking place over the bank holiday weekend. Picture by Birdland Park and Gardens

Visitors will also need to look out for a Spinosaurus, Postosuchus, Velociraptor, a group of Dilophosaurus, the spectacular flying Pteranodon and the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as dino-eggs and skeletons.

There will be all of the usual daily events happening including keeper talks, interactive learning in the close encounters area and feedings displays with the penguins, pelicans and flamingos.

With its combination of woodland, riverside and gardens, Birdland features more than 500 birds, ranging from birds of prey and parrots to cassowaries and cranes in a mix of free-flying and aviary displays.

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Two famous penguins also reside at the park, Spike and Seth, who have filmed along with stars such as Danny De Vito and Sir David Attenborough.

Seth is also the oldest male king penguin in Europe, Asia and Australia.

For more information, visit birdland.co.uk

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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