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Devon Bird of Prey Centre

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The Devon Bird of Prey Centre, Fermoys Garden Centre | Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5TN, England
+44 7801 325070
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Well worth a visit.

It was the 9th February 2018 and it was very cold and extremely windy. We had our sights set on... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
AndrzejP
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Southampton, United Kingdom
An Amazing and Little Known Wonder

Places are often described as ‘little gems’ in Trip Adviser reviews, be they hotels, restaurants or... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
LES N
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Buckingham, 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, handling and flying a selection for yourself, an experience you will never forget. We offer educational visits to schools and other groups and can enhance your event or wedding by offering a display *weather dependent and subject to availability ** must be prebooked
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  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Devon Bird of Prey Centre, Fermoys Garden Centre | Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5TN, England
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit and couldn't have had a better day. It has been just as excellent for the other times I have been here.

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Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for kind comments. i am so glad you have enjoyed your time spent at the centre Kind Regards Karen

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Visited here with my family last summer. This is a lovely place to spend some free time. The kids loved seeing all the different birds. The centre is in a beautiful setting next to Fermoys garden centre. It was very peaceful. There is clearly a...More

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Karen A, Manager at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for your kind comments and i am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do our best to care for the birds to the highest standards. We look forward to welcoming you back to the centre again in the future Many Thanks Karen

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

There are some lovelly birds on display here, and they also do exhibition flying of them, it is a well kept place, and very friendly staff, all together a great place for the Familly and Kids...

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Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do indeed offer flying displays and they will be starting again for this season on 25th March. We look forward to seeing you again Many Thanks Karen

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

A really nice place to go and see various birds of prey up close voluantery Really nice place to see many birds of prey up close the staff are really nice and helpful give a donation to the box on way out this helps with...More

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Karen A, Owner at Devon Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for you lovely comments 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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