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Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder, England
+44 1434 250400
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Kielder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
2 reviews
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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were lucky enough to happen upon this centre just before one of their flying demonstrations and we're so glad. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable and we were encouraged to interact with the small owls that were used to being handled. During the demonstration the handler involved as many people as possible, including young children, and people with... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful afternoon spent at the bird of prey centre. We visited with our teenage sons and didnt really know what to expect as this was our 1st visit to a birds of prey centre. However all of the family really enjoyed.Really interesing ,funny & interactive show.Well done to Ray and his staff.Amazing!!!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A very good display of Falconry, The Black Kite was amazing. The staff were very friendly and gave me some good information about the birds themselves and my daughter was picked to do a demonstration along side others too.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

On initial view from outside, thought it would be small, with a few birds, but was so surprised at the number of birds to see. Most really closely. The flying demonstrations were excellent, with lots of interaction with everyone visiting. Much better than ones I'd been to before. The staff are so dedicated and all the birds well cared for.... More

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