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Swinton Park Birds of Prey

Swinton Park | Masham, Masham, England
01765680900
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Masham
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: This is a wonderful centre which offers many experiences for the whole family. Falconry, Birds of Prey hunting, demonstrations, childrens events etc.... more » Owner description: This is a wonderful centre which offers many experiences for the whole family. Falconry, Birds of Prey hunting, demonstrations, childrens events etc. They also have fun things like Hawk and Bafrn Owl Ring Bearing and Dove release for weddings. The center is found at Swinton Park, but is owned and run by Sophie Abbott. Very much appreciated experience! « less
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A two hour experience that was simply the best. Our guide,Mandy is a lovely lady who is so devoted to her birds that you can see it in her face as she gives you an in depth history of the birds both as individuals and as a species. Flying the hawks was an experience that I will remember for a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I attended a wedding in May and decided to visit the falconry the next day before we left. I don't have enough words to describe how much fun we had. Sophie is brilliant - so friendly and informative, and the birds had amazing personalities of their own. As not all of the birds were flying the day... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I bought a full day experience as a birthday present for my 23 year old son; it was something he had said he fancied, which was good - cos I did too! Didn't really know what to expect, but the opportunity to be close up and witness birds fly to you that you rarely get to see was simply amazing.... More

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Pullman, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I had no idea what kind of treat was in store for us when we booked a session at the Swinton Park Bird of Prey Experience. Even though we reserved too late to have a half day as we had hoped, the "Taster" session was one of the MOST remarkable activities we have ever experienced. This is... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The experience was very exciting and Sophie is very calm and professional as she describes her birds and their individual characteristics. An experience that should not be missed. One for the bucket list.

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

The most amazing experience that leaves you feeling totally uplifted.. Sophie clearly is one of the best in the country and has a real understanding of these beautiful birds. It was funny, beautiful and we will still be talking about it for ages. I booked one of these as part of our wedding anniversary celebration.. I'm so glad I did.... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the Falconers Lunch so much in 2013, we returned again this year. In fact it was 12 months to the day on 30/05/14. Yet again, a great experience flying the birds with the lovely Sophie, followed by a posh lunch. A special treat so not cheap but very worthwhile. The thrill of a bird of... More

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My son bought me this experience for my Christmas present. Met Sophie who explained everything in detail. I had Aries the Harris hawk and it was amazing how he followed us through the woods, coming to the glove every time. The experience was amazing and would recommend this to anyone. The grounds are absolutely beautiful along with the hotel. Everyone... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We booked a taster session with Sophie for my family to meet her beautiful birds. We were not disappointed. Sophie was absolutely excellent and a credit to Swinton Park. She is so knowledgable and clearly loves her birds very much. She was patient and brilliant with pitching her talk fabulously to cater for my five year old twins. They had... More

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Newcastle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

There were 7 of us from a local camera club visiting for the day. I had such a brilliant time and managed lots of superb shots of the birds. Nothing was too much trouble. We had the photographer, Jed Wee, as part of the package to help if we were stuck. Highly recommended you will not be disappointed!!

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