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 gypsey caravan is also avialbale to make your kid's birthday extra special.