We are currently trialling our new-look independent.co.uk website - please send any feedback to beta@independent.co.uk


Outdoors: What's On This Weekend

GET SWASHBUCKLING in Surrey this weekend at Birdworld Park and Gardens, which is holding a Treasure Island Fun Day. Pirates, complete with parrot companions, will be mingling with visitors in the picnic area, set among 26 acres of parkland. You can also see penguins, ostriches, herons and alligators - although hopefully the latter are not too heavily involved in the Animal Encounter Sessions. Refreshments will be served at Puddleducks Restaurant and the Safari Snack Bar.

Treasure Island Fun Day is on Sunday 9 August from 9.30am to 6pm at Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey.

For 24-hour information, call 01420 22838. The cost is pounds 6.95 for adults, pounds 3.75 for children and pounds 5.50 for senior citizens or disabled.