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Gentleshaw Birds of Prey and Wildlife Centre

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Address: Stone road | Fletcher's Country Garden Centre, Stafford ST21 6JY, England
Phone Number: 01785 850379
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Zoo keeper experience

We have just spent an enjoyable couple of hours on a zoo keeper experience.Our activities included cleaning down the hawks daytime hangouts,preparing food for the lemurs and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
RussM66
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English first
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We have just spent an enjoyable couple of hours on a zoo keeper experience.Our activities included cleaning down the hawks daytime hangouts,preparing food for the lemurs and coatis,handling a harris hawk and flying a kestrel.We had meet and greets with Basil & Sybil two very mischievious meerkats and Saxon the worlds softest Wolfdog.We fed the Lemurs too.The staff are all... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
50 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Have to admit that first impressions weren't favourable - it all looked a bit amateurish, but after a short while, I realised that this was most certainly not the case! The Zoo Keeper experience was bought as a gift for me and I have to say that thanks to the incredible enthusiasm of all the staff, it was a great... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Thus far surpassed expectations, I didn't quite know what to expect but when we got here it was awesome from the start. The staff are excellent, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Got a lot of interaction with a lot of animals and had a really fun time. Me and my partner are both grown adults and it was just as exciting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My son and myself had a 2 hour experience from group on voucher. Even though it rained and was a cold day, we had an amazing time. Excellent value for money. The staff were all excellent , friendly and great knowledge and passion for their work. All the animals have a sad story and have been rescued and cared for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited as part of a pre-booked bird of prey experience. Surpassed expectations as staff went out of their way to be helpful, were extremely friendly and made sure to create great photo opportunities. As for the rest of the sanctuary, all animals seem well cared for with adequate space and enrichment. Highly suitable for a half day family visit. The... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife and I have just returned from a few hours Zookeepers experience and we loved it. From cleaning out a monkey enclosure to preparing food and handling an owl and sparrowhawk. A great way to spend a few hours and remember it's a charity so the money is pumped back into caring for the animals. Go on support them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a zookeeper experience deal and we had a fab time the staff are so friendly and they are all so dedicated to caring for the animals. We got to feed lemurs and pet a Wolf dog and fly an owl. This is not a big center but it is well worth a visit as every penny goes... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been to gentle shaws several times, both in the summer and winter and had the best time with our 2 children, 12 and 8. Entry is very reasonably priced and there is a wide variety of animals including birds of prey, raccoons, coti mundis, a lovely skunk named Alfie which we had the pleasure of stroking on one... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went on a groupon deal and was good value for money. The animals were interesting, the bird sshow fab and the garden centre really nicde

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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163 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Not been here since last xmas but took the eldest granddaughter and the other half yesterday,Sunday.Such a friendly place with very helpful staff.It cost £9 for all of us and we were given a ticket so that if we wanted to return during the day we could.There is a fantastic collection of Owls,all in well maintained cages,suited to their needs.In... More 

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