Things to do
The Parrot Path
The Parrot Path is a great place to get up close and interact with the birds. Beware! some of their naughty birds love to steal jewellery! You might also catch a Citron Cockatoo eyeing up your buttons!
Sporting a spacious under cover gazebo with large open windows, this is the perfect spot for a picnic with a fantastic view of their flock of Flamingos. They share their large pond with a merry gang of Orinoco Geese who are always happy to blend in with their big pink friends. If you are lucky, you may be fortunate enough to catch sight of these curious birds close to the viewing frames, giving you the perfect photo opportunity!
The Military outpost
Deep along your trail you will happen upon the Birdland Barracks, where you will find stationed and standing guard their family of dutiful and diligent service birds – The Military Macaws. These veterans patiently await your tributes to their service, usually in the form of a big walnut or juicy grape. Don’t forget to offer a salute as you pass!
The Real Macaw
You may have already been feeding the birds, so now its your turn to be fed and watered. Visit their cafe ‘The Real Macaw’. Their ever changing menu provides real food and drink at real prices.
The Play Area
Situated next to the real macaw restaurant and the picnic area you will find their play area. This was newly built in 2013 and has proven to be a big hit with the children and adults alike. Sit back and relax with a cuppa and maybe a bite to eat whilst your little monkeys blow of steam!
The gift Shop
Before you go home why not take a look around their gift shop at Tropical Birdland. From pocket money presents to more expensive items, they have a wonderful range of products for sale all year round.
The walk-through aviary
Some of their soft-billed birds are housed in the main walk through aviary. Here you will be able to spend as much time as you like looking for all the different species so bring your binoculars! Many of the birds love meal worms and will come up close if they see you have them. See how many different birds you can spot!
Arm yourself with Mealworms or a stick of Millet Spray from the entrance desk and man the flight deck of this open aviary and you just might find yourself swamped in a deluge of multi coloured budgerigars. These insatiable small parrots are not shy in the slightest, and will happily land on you if you happen to have their favourite treats. They are always great fun and make for amazing photographs. You’ll also see their Chatter of Cockatiels gliding back and forth, along with one or two other guests that may catch your eye.
Among the largest of the enclosures you will encounter on your walk, the expansive and airy home to their flock of Alexandrine Parakeets is one in which you may enter. Many will recognise these ring-necked birds as they share an almost identical appearance to their Indian cousin, which has become famous for inhabiting public parks such as those in London, Barcelona and Paris. Mingle with the residents and you may find yourself making your first friend of the day!
The Chick Room
Get a great view of their newly born chicks. You may be lucky enough to watch as a young chick breaks out of its egg! Although the chick room is not open to members of the public for the safety of the babies, all the chicks can be viewed at close range through the large windows.
The Woodland Walk
Why not venture ‘off road’ into their beautiful natural woodland? All kinds of native wildlife, trees and shrubs can be seen here. Woodpeckers, kingfishers, jays and squirrels are just a few of the animal species you may come across in this natural green habitat.
Their latest arrivals may not be so tropical, three pygmy goats. Elvis, Bambi.