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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Great Visit

Visited this week with grandaughter and had a great day. Wonderful to see the birds being trained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pauline H
Great for Kids

We enjoy taking the grand children there as they always have a great time as they love wildlife and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“garden centre”(304 reviews)
Sited at the rear of GARDEN CENTRE Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a pure volunteer based, non profit group of volunteers.The flying display give you the visitors, Children & Adults, the chance to participate in the flying display...more
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Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
+44 1772 323323
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All reviews flying display garden centre flying experience gloved hand great afternoon run by volunteers money goes excellent value for money different species all ages per adult volunteer staff entrance fee visited today keep up the good work be visiting again staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this week with grandaughter and had a great day. Wonderful to see the birds being trained in flying displays, and allowed to handle some of those beautiful birds of prey.

Thank Pauline H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy taking the grand children there as they always have a great time as they love wildlife and can form part of a great day out in the area.

Thank 222rjr2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day visiting Turbary Woods. Other half mentioned a few times he quite fancied visiting a bird sanctuary, so on a day off along we went. Sat Nav took us to the exact location which was great as neither of us have...More

Thank Herta F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today with my little girl. The volunteers were very friendly and answered any questions we had about the birds. Great selection of birds to look around and the flying display was amazing. We got to partake in the display and they brought out...More

Thank sarahhunt1104
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just spent part of the afternoon doing the flying experience at the Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and it was amazing. to get so close to these fabulous creatures and to take part in the flying exercises, which are centuries old in...More

Thank Greysword
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents and I stopped here on our way home and it was worth the visit! Lovely staff and beautiful birds, our questions were promptly answered by knowledgeable handlers. Would recommend to anyone!!

Thank CharlotteF03
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been on owl an hawk experience , flying the birds with very knowledgeable and friendly trainers , seeing the birds close up was fantastic , well worth the money would recommend to anyone ,would do it again . Andrea

Thank aj6381484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The intention of my visit was to get a chance to photograph these magnificent birds of prey.... what I actually experienced was totally unexpected. I've seen quite a few bird of prey flight demonstrations where the public sit on benches and watch a slick choreographed...More

Thank MartinDun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a magical experience watching the amazing birds of prey land on hands, shoulders and heads. Handled by knowledgeable staff who answered all our questions. Well worth a visit 😁

1  Thank Viv F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out door centre, could be a little muddy underfoot going onto the area where they demonstrate flying the birds. Anyone who wanted to could wear the glove and have one of the birds fly and seetle on their arm. Great experience, even some young children...More

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22 June 2018|
Response from Stevross1 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do but you would need to contact the establishment directly
26 March 2018|
Response from Guide580626 |
No sorry - our owls aren’t great dog lovers.
Rebekah F
5 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
Hi It's a one on one session Cheers Andy