Waterfowl Sanctuary and Children's FarmWaterfowl Sanctuary & Children's Farm, Wigginton Heath, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4LQ Category Outdoor Activities, For the Family, For the Kids
Since opening in March 1989 many animals have lived happily at the Sanctuary including; Geese, Ducks, Bantams, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Goats, Pigs, Tropical birds, Emus, Terrapins, Ostrich, Chipmunks, Donkeys to name but a few.
Mabel and her Family have spent much of their own time caring for sick, injured and neglected animals and they continue to devote their lives to the care and love of animals at the Sanctuary. She has overcome many obstacles to ensure the Sanctuary will continue: surviving drought, shortage of animal food, unlawful landfill tipping near the site, and animal theft. The Sanctuary has enabled Mabel to teach animal husbandry to other keepers and through Schools projects.
She has worked with individuals on animal behaviour therapy and the Sanctuary of course is a rescue centre for those animals who are in desperate need of a safe loving home.
The design and layout of the Sanctuary is designed around the natural features of the land and the existing natural springs system.
The Sanctuary encourages wildlife, you can enjoy meadowland, hedgerows with wild flora and Wildlife ponds. Many native wildlife choose the site as their home including wild rabbits, birds of prey, frogs and newts.
In 1990 the Sanctuary received Oxfordshire Special Conservation Award (O.S.C.A) for Outstanding contribution to conservation in Oxfordshire.
Parents who visited when they were young are returning with their own children for the unique experience at the Sanctuary.
We still allow cuddles with the baby birds and animals, under the strictest adult supervision.