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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

Lowther | CA102HH, Penrith, England
01931 712746
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors... more » Owner description: A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors get the opportunity to fly a bird at the display. On site vintage tea room and local crafts. « less
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Northern England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited on a very wet afternoon in August. Luckily we arrived just in time as the centre is open from 11.30am to 5.00pm but the bird flying display is from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Enjoyed listening to Paul who introduced us to Lefty and Dusty the gyrfalcons and Douglas the harris hawk. Paul is interesting to listen to and tells you... More

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Second time we've visited and won't be the last!! This place is so tranquil and reminds us of yesteryear.. The quaint Victorian teashop sell beautiful home made fayre, we had ham baguette and minestrone soup (absolutely gorgeous) and tea served in China crockery...so quaint! Then we mooched around the cages of different birds, all with extremely informative notes on them... More

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Brighton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were told to visit by a lady in a local pottery and the centre did not disappoint. We arrived just in time for the aerial display thank goodness. The birds were amazing and you can literally feel their wing tips brush your head as they zoom by. The guy running the display was informative, interesting and hilarious (funnier than... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This bird of prey centre has a very knowledgable and entertaining bird handler carrying out a two hour flying demonstration each day between 1400 and 1600 hours flying peregrine falcons and Harris hawks. Make sure you attend and are seated by the 2 o'clock start. The final hawk that is displayed is a gentle bird and members of the audience... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When we have guests a superb way to spend an afternoon is to travel from our home in Ambleside up the shores of Ullswater to this little Gem of a place. Scenery guaranteed whatever the route. On arrival greeted by pleasant helpfull staff and the refreshments are tip top, (home made cakes and a real size tea pot full of... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is ideal for children and adults alike. I visited with my Father, as his Father's Day present and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The chap doing the display was very informative and his jokes made us both chuckle! It was lovely how the children were allowed to get involved and have a go at flying the bird etc.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic place. The best falconry demo I've ever been to ( and I've been to a few ). Very intuitive and the falconer is good craic too. The food in the cafe is great too.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We arrived at the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre after a really miserable and disappointing visit to Wetheriggs Zoo and couldn't have been more happy with the contrast that welcomed us! We walked into the paying area/Tearoom to the wonderful aroma of a homemade soup being made (which we would sample later...) and were greeted by warm and welcoming smile.... More

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Workington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I got a free voucher for the centre from a hotel we stayed at, I am ashamed to admit that even though I live pretty locally i didn't know about this place. We turned up on a particularly miserable day and found our way in to the cosy and quirky tea room/cafe. We were made welcome and... More

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Riding Mill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We chose a fine day to drive over to Lowther. We enjoyed a bowl of home made soup and viewed the birds in their cages until 2pm when the display started. The birds are beautiful and the handler is very knowledgeable and amusing. I had a Harris hawk on my gloved hand - ace ! The display lasts 2hours and... More

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