Birds – and so much more!
Join us for a great, fun family day out! The 26 acre park is home to hundreds of unusual birds, and we also have a fabulous farm, (that is also home to a pair of reindeer!) an aquarium and the wonderful Forest Lodge Garden Centre so there really is a packed day out to be had for all ages! We have a busy schedule of daily events. Brightly coloured birds, fabulous keeper talks and feeds and two amazing daily shows, the Outdoor Flying Display and the Heron Theatre Show.Explore the park
We have two reindeer here at Birdworld and they’re undoubtedly very popular at the festive season. But they are also fascinating creatures with a very long history. In Europe’s Reindeer Age 16,000 years ago, they were abundant and primitive man relied heavily on them for their skins to keep them warm, meat to sustain them, and bones to create tools. Reindeer are the only type of deer in which both the male and the female have antlers. Female reindeer retain their antlers until they give birth to their young in the spring. Keeping their antlers throughout the winter ensures they are able to compete for food while pregnant. Male reindeer shed their antlers each winter. Reindeer were built for the snow and cold. Their bodies react to changes in temperatures by making adjustments. When temperatures become very low, they have the uncanny ability to lower the temperature in their legs to near freezing levels. This keeps their core body heat even. They are strong, energy-efficient running machines. A 20 pound new calf can outrun a man, and reindeer in general are more efficient than most other land mammals.