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Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre

Address: Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 250400
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Kielder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Officially licensed Birds of Prey Centre set in the heart of beautiful Kielder Water and Forest...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Officially licensed Birds of Prey Centre set in the heart of beautiful Kielder Water and Forest Park, the only place in Britain with dark sky status.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Just visited the Birds Of Prey centre this weekend and had an amazing afternoon there! It didn't start off too well as the whole of the forest area had a 'Winter Wonderland' event on, after dirving nearly 3 hours to get there and then to be told we wasn't aloud to go in... Was a little frustrating to say the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I visited the bird of prey centre last week with my partner whilst on a short break in Kielder. What a fantastic place to visit! Although we were initially a little disappointed the flying display wasn't happening due to the miserable November weather, we had an amazing time nonetheless. There were so many beautiful birds to see, and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre is a small but lovely place. The staff were friendly and informative and were able to explain to children facts in a way they understand. The demonstration was very interactive and children and adults alike were able to hold the bird whilst they were flying. The information was given in an informative and interesting... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took our 3 year old grandson to visit and like us he loved it. The demonstration is very entertaining if a little short and his time with the little owls afterwards was a delight. Would recommend it to anyone, but worth checking by phone beforehand as bird flying may not take place if it is a windy or very wet... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited with our 2 kids and we all agreed that this was the highlight of our holiday. The staff are outstanding, so passionate about what they do, and they obviously have a close bond with the birds. The main gentlemen who did the talks was fantastic, making sure that every child had the chance to take part and interacting... More 

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Harleston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited the Birds of Prey centre twice whilst in the Kielder Park. The display of flying is very entertaining and the range of birds on display quite astonishing. Ray, the owner, has a real love of these animals and presents an entertaining half hour show. Bring your camera.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Amazing experience, and staff not just friendly, but very knowlegeable. Make time to visit and learn a lot about wild life

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newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great afternoon spent here with my hubby and daughter aged 8. The place seems small but when you look around I've never seen so many different birds of prey together in one place. The staff are lovely and friendly. They have a lot of knowledge and are happy to tell you about the birds in detail. My daughter was allowed... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had a great time here with my family looking at all the birds. Ray and the rest of the staff were excellent with the children and full of interesting facts about the birds. The flying demonstration was the best we have ever seen at a bird of prey centre and was a lot of fun. Can't wait to go back!

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Inverness
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We arrived just as the flying demonstration was about to begin and were immediately transfixed by how well trained the birds all are. Ray and Katie were extremely professional, knowledgeable and above all else entertaining. Watching the interaction between them, the birds and the crowd led to a fantastic and entrancing hour. I won't give away any secrets but be... More 

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