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Devon Bird of Prey Centre

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Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Amazing birthday gift!

This was the best birthday gift for my Dad....he had the experience with the birds today and it was... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
BeckyandJack
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Wow! What a lovely morning!

The birds are treated like members of the family - Indeed they are members of the family and they... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Helen B
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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We house a selection of beautiful Birds of Prey from all over the world. We have a daily flying display at 11.00* and a meet the birds session at 2.00* We offer wonderful experiences** where you can come and spend part of the day with the birds...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Devon Bird of Prey Centre, Fermoys Garden Centre | Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5TN, England
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+44 7801 325070
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This was the best birthday gift for my Dad....he had the experience with the birds today and it was magical. We both loved the barn owl and the eagle owl....the birds were clearly happy to fly from perch to glove, we will definitely be back....More

Thank BeckyandJack
Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, it was lovely to mee you and we look forward to welcoming you again soon Kind Regards Karen

Reviewed 14 September 2018

The birds are treated like members of the family - Indeed they are members of the family and they certainly know it! I had an owl on my shoulder, on my hand and on my head! The birds chose to land wherever they chose -...More

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Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to see you again in the future Kind Regards Karen

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This was a truly wow day the birds were very well trained the staff were very knowledgeable we both had a connection with willow the flying was amazing when Karen reads this I've got to say Tom Jones as got nothing on the experience we...More

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Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words, Willow is without doubt a very special bird indeed Thank you again :-) Kind Regards Karen

Reviewed 10 June 2018

I recently had an hours experience at the birds of prey centre and it was very good to handle some of the birds at the centre

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Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your comments, i am very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us Kind Regards Karen

Reviewed 10 February 2018

It was the 9th February 2018 and it was very cold and extremely windy. We had our sights set on visiting this centre as we only had 1 day left of our holiday break. On arrival the lady at the desk noticed my camera equipment...More

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Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

It was lovely to meet you both and i admire you perseverance and i am really pleased that we managed to help you and will look forward to seeing you again Kind Regards Karen

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Places are often described as ‘little gems’ in Trip Adviser reviews, be they hotels, restaurants or whatever. But I can honestly say that this place is truly one that should be awarded such a title! What amazes me is that from things I heard, even...More

Thank LES N
Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, i am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future Kind Regards Karen

Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was our first visit to this site and arrived on a cold windy and drizzly day, The were two ladies and one work experience girl on duty, Anna, Emily and Alex. Anna was very knowledgeable and helpful, we were the only ones present when...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We enjoy taking photographs of birds of prey and having paid pensioner rate of £3.50 each we were disappointed to find that we could walk around the site at quite a slow pace and be finished in 15mins.(or less) The birds were so far away...More

Thank 354marjong
Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

I'm sorry, you did not enjoy your visit to the centre or feel able to take the photographs you were hoping to take. For health and safety reasons and for the welfare of the birds we have to maintain some space between the public paths...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We took our three grandchildren to the centre in half term. Fabulous birds. Beautiful owls. Display at 11am. Amber the owl was not doing as he should. Yes Amber is a boy. They thought he was a girl when a baby. Hard to tell they...More

Thank kittykatsheila
Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Karen

Reviewed 20 May 2017

You can get close to the birds, for an extra £2 you can hold a bird on your hand. Staff are great, also a good variety of birds in this small sanctuary.

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Karen A, Manager at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again Kind Regards Karen

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sharalan
5 June 2017|
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Response from Karen A | Property representative |
We offer a flying display at 11.00 (weather dependant) and a meet the birds session at 2.00. The cost for entrance for seniors is £3.50 per person. Hope this helps Kind Regards Karen
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york7
3 June 2017|
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Yes we could offer the 1 hour experience for him, we tend to find for the younger children this gives plenty of handling but without being too long, hope this helps Kind regards Karen
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