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Prinknash Bird and Deer Park

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park
Cranham, Nr. Gloucester, Glos. GL4 8EX

01452 812727

Prinknash Bird & Deer Park located near Cranham just outside Gloucester in the Cotswolds
Prinknash Bird & Deer Park located near Cranham just outside Gloucester in the Cotswolds

About Prinknash Abbey Bird & Deer Park

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park is set in a wooded valley at the centre of a monastic estate between the impressive new Abbey to the North and the old Abbey, once the hunting lodge of the Abbots of Gloucester and King Henry VIII.

The park has an unusually relaxed atmosphere, it is different from many other Bird Parks in that the landscape has been designed as an 18th century park with traditional follies enhanced by beautiful birds and animals.

On entering the Park over 50 peacocks and waterfowl welcome you as you walk towards the Love Bird Aviary and the Golden Wood full of golden pheasants leading to the haunted 'Monks' Fish pond' teeming with large fish.

Leaving the wood your attention is quickly drawn to the lovely two storey Tudor Wendy House by the lake. A joy for the children who play at being adults, while adults sit and watch wishing they were children.

Walking away from the Wendy House and skirting the lake with its romantic island and numerous swans, ducks and geese you are quickly distracted by the tame, charming Fallow Deer, nosing into your handbags and pockets, following you towards the White peacocks on the tree lined path leading to the Domed Aviary full of song birds. Looking to your right the graceful Crown Cranes tread their measured steps towards the pretty Gazebo reflected in the formal pool.
With the Deer still in attendance you will pass the Black Swans, African Pygmy Goats and the wild 'Deer Park' with its great stag and herd of Fallow Deer, ending your visit along the path leading to the water garden and Pergola to the Budgerigar Aviary.

All this and more you will see in this lovely nine acre parkland once described as the biggest pets' corner in the country, where bird, deer and fish food are available.

Birthdays at Prinknash Bird & Deer Park

Hire 'Teal' the old style gypsey caravan for your children's birthday parties. For smaller parties then 'Eider' the other gypsy caravan is also avialbale to make your kid's birthday extra special.

The Visitor Centre at Prinknash Bird & Deer Park

The oak constructed new buildings designs are based on the National Trust theme and it nestles beautifully into its Cotswold environment.  It has been designed to be of low impact on the environment and the landscape.

This project was supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

The visitor centre opened in October 2014. It houses a wonderful coffee shop where you have a lovely view of the park and can watch the birds from inside and outside on the balcony. Toilets and baby change facilities are also available. There is also a gift shop and area for educational purposes.

Annual events at Prinknash Bird & Deer Park:

  • March: Mad Hatters Tea Party
  • December: Christmas Winter Wonderland

Christmas Winter Wonderland at Prinknash Bird Park

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park transforms into a wonderfully magical experience where the whole family can enjoy some festive fun!

  • The park has just under 2 miles of twinkling LED lights festooned from the trees,
    huge LED lamps cast wonderful colours over the trees,
  • The lake shimmers and shines, swans turn pink and Peafowl roost high.
  • Santa waits in the Wendy House for that one on one experience with a gift being given to every child.
  • Rudolph & Prancer await and are ready to greet, having chilled out all summer they are ready for the hard work ahead. The sleigh is prepared and every child can sit and imagine what it’s like to be pulled along by those noble creatures the
  • Face painting included
  • Nail painting 
  • Gift shop

Prinknash Bird & Deer Park Opening Times

  • Open 7 days a week. Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day 
  • 10am – 5pm last admission (Mar - Oct)
  • 10am – 4.30pm (Nov - Feb)

Prinknash Bird & Deer Park Admission Charges 2019

Book online and save 10%

Adults: £8
Children (2-16): £7.10
1 year old: Free
Seniors: £7.65
Family: £27.90 (2 + 2)

Season Ticket

Adults: £35
Children: £24
Seniors: £33
Family: £101 (2+2)

Funday Mondays          
Online Purchase Only: Entrance, Free Hot Drink and bird food

Who's for Tuesday   
Online Purchase Only: Entrance, Free Hot Drink and bird food

Gran Gets in Free

One Gran or Grandad gets in free with 2 paying children

Party bookings available for 10 people or more

Restrictions at Prinknash Bird & Deer Park

The Prinknash Bird and Deer Park is unsuitable for wheelchairs, but disabled visitors may enter at their own responsibility, and many enjoy their visit. There is no charge for the person in the wheelchair, nor for their carer, so it may be worth a try. The main difficulty for the wheelchair users is the initial steep slope down into the Park and the corresponding return journey up hill, which can be assessed beforehand from the entrance.

No dogs are allowed in the Bird and Deer Park.

Prices subject to change.

Credit cards accepted.

How to find Prinknash Bird & Deer Park

M5 junction 11a. take the A417 road to Cirencester and take the first exit signed A46 Stroud. We are situated on the A46 between Cheltenham & Stroud (follow the brown signs)

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