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Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre

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Address: Langford Mill Farm | Langford, EX15 1RG, Cullompton, England
Phone Number: +44 1884 277297
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Yarak Birds of Prey is the most unique centre in the South West. Yarak is...
Yarak Birds of Prey is the most unique centre in the South West. Yarak is a stand alone specialist Bird of Prey Centre and is not attached to an attraction as a sideshow. Yarak is a Bird of Prey visitor centre with birds flying throughout the day. We are also a hands on experience centre. The centre is run by experienced professional falconers that really care about their birds and customers. All the birds here are classed as "family" and are treated with a huge amount of respect and want for nothing. Here at Yarak we cater for visitors to come and see our birds and watch them fly on display. Yarak also caters for hands on experiences, handling and flying our birds. There is a cafe on site for hot/cold food and refreshments.The staff at Yarak are extremely friendly and look after our customers needs and offer endless information regarding the birds.
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DON'T do as we did - enter the post code into the route planner, it is a huge area - but DO GO (the clue is the little hump backed bridge currently under repair) because you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Langport, United Kingdom
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I did this as my 60th birthday treat and was a bit disapointed I think it would be great for 12 to 14 year olds but it was a bit tame for me. The best bit was flying the barn owl, such a wonderful bird. There were 12 in our group, which I think was to many, but I did... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. I think your "older children" comment is far from the mark. We have many hundreds of adults on experience days over the year and in the main all enjoy the experience. I think that because as you say "you are a hunting, fishing shooting kind of girl" that a bird of prey hunting day would... More 

Uk
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

went on my birthday, I love to take photos so when here , we got there after a long diversion. THIS IS NOT ON THIER WEB SITE, I checked that morning. we got there finally. only to be told that there was a lot of children in for the day, so we could not go in the barn to see... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. However I must answer the comments you have made which are made up of fact and fiction: Fact: : yes we had a school visiting us on Thursday 30th April for an educational talk on Nocturnal Species namely Owls. They were in our Barns indoor flying area but that had no effect on the rest... More 

Langport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

DON'T do as we did - enter the post code into the route planner, it is a huge area - but DO GO (the clue is the little hump backed bridge currently under repair) because you will find a HAVEN of utter tranquillity in a beautiful place with caring EXPERT AND INFORMATIVE DEDICATED STAFF reflected in the condition of the... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds. Kind regards, John. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I think I need to put a disclaimer at the beginning of this review. I am not a fan of businesses keeping birds/animals captive for human entertainment. When this was booked for me, I was under the impression it was a wildlife sanctuary not a "for profit" business. That being said ... these folks definitely know their stuff. The birds... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. I would just like to say in regard to your comment about birds being returned to the wild if they are not injured. The birds you saw tethered on the lawn are captive bred birds not wild birds so would never be released to the wild as they wouldn't survive. We have taken in many... More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife booked a half day bird of prey experience for me as a Valentines day gift and decided that both her and our 9 year old son would give it a go too. The whole experience from start to finish was exceptional. Amy the falconer was so enthusiastic and knowledgable about all the owls and hawks we got to... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds. Kind regards, John. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A friend and I went for a birthday gift and it was wonderful. The staff were highly informative and we were able to handle 3 birds in our half day experience, as well as seeing a large other number and a few more up close. I believe it was due to the rainy weather at the end we couldn't hold... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds. Kind regards, John. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited Yarak for the Owl Experience which was 2.5 hours of informative,hands on,close up encounters with several types of Owls and also Kestral, Buzzard and Harris Hawks. Amy and Dion were superb hosts, offering huge amounts of information, whilst clearly loving their jobs and the birds. We would recommend this day to everyone, regardless of age.

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thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds. Kind regards, John. More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a morning hands-on experience made all the more enjoyable by the expertise of the lady who genuinely loved her job. All the birds were in the best of health and condition. Lunch was delicious compliments to the chef. Maybe it was us, but a brown sign from the B3181 would be a help, (council allowing) we were a... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds. Kind regards, John. More 

wash dc
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165 reviews 165 reviews
66 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The hands-on experience was remarkable and the information provided by the handler was thorough and interesting. It was a thrill to see the birds up close, especially the tiny tropical screech owl. My only recommendation would be to provide better signage directing people to the center as it is in a very rural area. Putting specific driving directions on the... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds. Kind regards, John. More 

Tavistock, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a truly wonderful day at 'Yaraks', from the birds to the staff and the great café food - the whole experience was very special. The range of birds that we were introduced to was unbelievable and to be up so close to these amazing creatures was a true privilege. To see them feed, fly and having fun was... More 

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john P, Owner at Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre, responded to this review

Aww, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds. Kind regards, John. More 

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