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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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Wed - Mon 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Small Centre really good zookepper experience.

We visited the centre today. The staff were very friendly. I had bought the zookeeper experience for my son and his girlfriend and we bought tickets and to enter and be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Solihull
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the centre today. The staff were very friendly. I had bought the zookeeper experience for my son and his girlfriend and we bought tickets and to enter and be spectators. This centre is not a zoo a lot of the animals have been previously owned and the owners no longer want to care for the animals. First of... More 

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sutton coldfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited the centre today not knowing what to expect. It was a fascinating visit as the birds are so well cared for and obviously loved by their keepers. It was lovely to see so many rescued birds and animals in such good condition. We loved the names given to the animals and the information written on the notices attached... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Really was a pleasant place....nice play area for small children.....decent selection of beautiful wild animals.....overall lovely place

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We arrived at Gentleshaws with very little knowledge of the centre. At the admissions counter there was a poster advertising the Kids Club, so we booked our children into this and paid for ourselves to enter the centre too. Upon payment we were informed that we could leave and return as we wished throughout the day, which is always helpful... More 

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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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81 helpful votes 81 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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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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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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