Meetings and Visits

The I.T.S. 2023 AGM, is proposed to take place on Saturday 15th April, at 2pm
at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxon., England
and on Zoom online

ITS members will need to bring their copy of the most recent magazine issue to show at the paydesk for free entry to attend the meeting.

Travelling by car: The Park is situated on the A361, two miles south of its junction with the A40 at Burford, Oxfordshire. It is 22 miles east of Cheltenham, 20 miles west of Oxford and 18 miles north of Swindon, Wiltshire.

If you are travelling by car, minibus or coach for Sat Nav only, please use the post code OX18 4JJ. The Park entrance is opposite the Caravan Club Site.

Parking is FREE for visitors to the Park and there is plenty of space to park your car. There is a large tarmac area for coaches and ample disabled parking. You can also access your car at any point during your visit.

Click the link below to go to a printable version of the map.

Using public transport: The Park is difficult to access via public transport. The nearest bus stop is 2 miles away on Burford High Street, so you would need to get a taxi from there to the Park. We would advise against attempting to walk along the A361. No footpath is provided and it is a fast road.

Travelling by Train: The nearest train station is Charlbury, Oxfordshire, 11 miles away. Please note there is no taxi rank at the train station and no direct bus link, therefore you will need to pre-book a taxi to take you to the Park (also booking a return journey), with the taxi gaining access to the Park before the last admission times of either 3.00pm November to March (Winter) or 4.00pm April to October (Summer).

All International Turaco Society members are automatically invited to attend Avicultural Society events.

The first of a series of regional summer social meetings hosted by The Avicultural Society is to be held in Somerset at Hestercombe Gardens on Sunday 17th July 2022. Hestercombe has 50 acres of gardens, although no birds, and is situated 3 miles north of Taunton, just 15 minutes off Junction 25 of the M5.

The gardens are open from 10.00 am and have both a cafe and restaurant on site. As well as the gardens there is a contemporary art gallery in Hestercombe House together with a gallery shop, a second hand bookshop and a plant sales area.

The afternoon event will start at 2.15pm and will include a series of short presentations by members of the society describing an aspect of their specialist interest. The full agenda will follow once confirmed. The cost will be 15.00 / head including all day entry to the gardens, lectures and a buffet style afternoon tea in Hestercombe's Bampfylde Hall with sandwiches, cakes and savouries, freshly baked scones, with strawberry jam and Somerset clotted cream, all handmade at Hestercombe.

Tickets are available on the Avicultural Society website I hope some of you are able to attend.

Enquiries about the Avicultural Society to Kate Atwell:

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