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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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Irvine, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent lunch in the characterful tearoom before wandering round the aviaries admiring the beautiful birds. We attended the advertised 2 hour outdoor display put on by the owner which was very informative and very entertaining. The gentleman was very knowledgeable and obviously very passionate about his role and charges as the display overran by a good half... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited on a beautiful sunny afternoon in September. Arrived just as the demo had started and were enthralled by the love, knowledge and respect that Paul has for his birds. We were entertained and enlightened for two hours and thoroughly enjoyed the 'show'. His observations on the life of the birds and life in general added a humorous take to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable day. The flight demonstration was fantastic and very enjoyable. The falconer was very knowledgeable but also engaging and really made the show. He clearly knew and loved his birds.The bonus was my daughter holding Douglas the hawk which made her day. The birds were beautiful and it was a real treat to see them fly so close... More

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Northern England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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