The county of Oxfordshire is full of national treasures, which include the great university city of Oxford as well as many other historic towns and villages scattered across the region, from Bicester and Carterton to Didcot and Henley-on-Thames to name but a few. If you're looking for a change from high culture, rich history and ancient traditions, however, and just fancy a fun day out with all the family, then the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens might just fit the bill. You can reach this excellent wildlife sanctuary for an enjoyable day out from your Oxfordshire hotel, especially if it's in Burford and you're staying at the Maytime Inn, Burford House or one of the other fine hotels in the area.
Cotswold Wildlife Park for a Day Out from Oxfordshire Hotels
This fabulous wildlife park is one of the top venues in Oxfordshire and one of the United Kingdom's most scenic wildlife attractions. It's a great mix of landscaped parkland, animals in the wild and colourful, well-maintained gardens that attracts all ages of visitor. Many of the animals you can see here are either endangered or rare, and the species include free-roaming lemurs, tropical birds, penguins and Meerkats in the Madagascar enclosure. Mid to late summer is probably the best time to come from your base in an Oxfordshire hotel or guesthouse, as the parkland and gardens are particularly colourful at that time of year.
Oxfordshire Hotels and Guesthouses for a Walk On the Wild Side
Many of the other species to be found in the Cotswold Wildlife Park will be more familiar, and include the likes of giraffes, lions and rhinos, with anteaters being an interesting recent addition. It doesn't matter what the weather is like, either, because there's plenty to see indoors too. The Invertebrate, Reptile, Farmyard and Tropical Houses are always hugely popular and draw the crowds throughout the year, rain or shine. Apart from looking at and appreciating the wonderful variety of animals on show, visitors can take a ride on the park's narrow-gauge railway, and younger guests will enjoy the onsite adventure playground. There's also a good café for hot and cold meals.