BIRDWORLD is delighted to announce the launch of its annual online charity auction, set up to raise much-needed funds to rescue threatened wild penguins, and assist in the reintroduction of the Great Bustard to the wild in Britain after almost 200 years.

The fund also supports a variety of local conservation groups and initiatives. The park is thrilled to be supporting these worthy charities and in addition, the auction is holding a special conservation evening on Wednesday, July 22, at 6.30pm, in Birdworld’s grounds. The doors will be thrown open for all to attend for a donation of £5 per person (members free), every penny of which goes directly to the Birdworld Conservation Fund.

Visitors are invited to bring a picnic as there are plenty of grass areas dotted around the park. There will also be a barbecue (£5 per person, voucher provided for members), talks from the keepers as well as chance to visit the animals in the cool of a summer evening.

There will also be face painting, a bouncy castle, giant garden games, a raffle with some fabulous prizes including tickets to other attractions and a tombola, and you have a great evening planned.

As many auction lots as possible are needed to boost the online auction, those interested in getting involved should email [email protected].

There are some lots already on offer from adoptions and experiences, tickets to top attractions such as Paultons Park and Chessington World of Adventures, luxury accommodation, original artwork, cases of wine, the chance to name a crocodile or sit in on a radio show as well as a host of hampers, gifts, treats and even some pictures painted by the animals at the park.

All who donate will be given full recognition of their donation and a link from the auction page to their website at