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Rosliston Forestry Centre

Burton Road | Rosliston, Swadlincote DE12 8JX, England
01283 563483
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Swadlincote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural

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derbyshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Found this place to be a little gem. All staff were actually interested in your needs and great customer service. Will be there again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked the owl evening experience at Rosliston Forestry Centre. Getting there was a bit of a challenge, so signing could be improved but the 2 hours itself were brilliant. You can have tea or coffee on arrival. The young man talking and handling the owls was really knowledgeable and friendly. We were shown all sizes of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Booked for the owl evening experience it was really good shown pigmy owls through to eagle owl. The staff who showed us the owls where very experienced and knowledgeable. The owls sat on our arms and even flew between us which was a really good experience. Well worth doing the owl evening.

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Chaddesden Derby United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was given an early birthday present by our son and daughter in law of a bird of prey experience at Rosliston Forestry Centre. Unfortunately we were disappointed, there were too many people participating, some of the group who had paid for the handling experience, and some just spectating, the cost to spectate was £10 whilst the handling cost was... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Just got back from a 3 hour Falconry Experience with my husband and we both loved it. Shane was very informative and passionate about the birds, passing on lots of interesting information about each of them. We got to hold an owl, we were allowed to have a hawk fly to us and we had the fantastic opportunity to have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great night with two lovely falconers who were passionate about falconery and the birds. Great and knowledgable, a fun night out for all ages. There were oldies and youngies, and we all had fun

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had a full day £100 experience bought for me as a birthday present which husband believed would be a very small group and ideal for me as a lover of birds. Turned out there were quite a few half day experiencers there, morning session lasted from 10.30 to 1pm which included a 20 minute break. 1.00 - 2.00 was... More 

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Three hours of informative, hands on experience with birds of prey from staff that not only enjoy their jobs, but know what they are talking about. Congratulations to Emma and her colleagues for providing an informative and light-hearted presentation on all the birds shown, ranging from small owls, to falcons and finally ending up with the Golden Eagle. A photographers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This is great experience the guys are so knowledgable about the owls. The experience of handling and flying different owls is amazing. It was a great opportunity to be up close to these beautiful birds. I would recommend this experience. I made a day of it and looked around The Forest Centre as well. Its a a good place to... More 

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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Having read some reviews I was a little apprehensive about booking. I booked through woucher for my husband. Found the place with no problems large carpark £2.50 to park all day or £1 an hour. Booked in with no problems staff very friendly a further £10 for spectators which we were aware of. Start time was 2pm area was clean... More 

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