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Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm


Type:Nature Reserve

Wigginton Heath, Banbury, OXFORDSHIRE, OX15 4LQ

Tel: +44 01608 730252

Water Fowl Sanctuary


Reception barn leading to natural environment for hundreds of birds and animals. Oxfordshire special conservation awards 1990. Baby birds and animals for petting under supervision.

Unique to be able to cuddle baby animals and birds all year round. Twenty-two acres and 3 safe, natural ponds, rare breeds, ornamental ducks and geese, sheep, pigs, goats, ponies, ostrich, emu, rhea, chipmunk and highland cattle. Rare old breeds of poultry in informative pens. An interesting collection of aviary birds also wild birds visit regularly. Snacks cabin in season. Unsupervised nature walk if required. New for 2007 - young llamas and alpacas. Open Mondays during school holidays.



  • Facility for service dogs - Water tap
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Snacks, beverages. Small kiosk on site in season.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1-4 hours
  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking preferred but not essential.
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M40. Take A361 to Chipping Norton through village of Bloxham. Brown signs to Milcome and Wigginton. Follow white ducks on finger posts.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Banbury. Taxi required.

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