PENGUIN week will be celebrated at Birdland Park and Gardens with a number of different activities.

The Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, looks after the UK’s only breeding colony of king penguins.

Over the May half term holidays from Saturday May 27 until Saturday May 4 events will celebrate the penguins and the Humboldts who also live at Birdland.

Head keeper Alistair Keen said: "This really is the best time to come and see the king penguins as they are just starting to show off their beach bodies in search of a mate.

"They’ve shed their winter coats and have been busily feeding up to get the extra energy needed to produce a beautifully sleek summer plumage."

Keepers will be putting visitors penguin know-how to the test with a quiz about the flightless birds, plus visitors can win the chance to join the colony feed the penguins.

There will be twice daily feeding displays at 11am and 2.30pm with herring for the king penguins and sprats for the Humboldts.

Many of the penguins have appeared on TV and in films and the park is also home to Missy who, at age 40, is believed to be the oldest king penguin in the world.