MUCH loved local attraction Prinknash Bird and Deer Park has shut its doors for good.

In a shock announcement on Facebook, it was revealed the popular wildlife park would cease trading in seven days, giving visitors just one week to make the most of the park before its closure on September 2.

Many families flocked to the site, situated by Prinknash Abbey, near the village of Cranham, to enjoy one last visit.

Owner Melanie Meigh is now off to pastures new having secured new work for staff and new homes for the animals, at All Wild Things in Evesham.

The bird and deer park was established in 1973 by Philip Meigh, Melanie’s father.

Starting from a collection of waterfowl, the park has grown to house other animals, including reindeer, miniature Mediterranean donkeys, pygmy goats and a wide variety of bird and fish species.

Melanie has been the sole manager since her father died in 2008.