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Address: Swinton Park | Masham, Masham, England
Phone Number: 01765680900
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This is a wonderful centre which offers many experiences for the whole...

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!

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Wonderful birds of prey experience

I came here as part of a birthday treat, and it was thrilling. The lady who runs the centre is very knowledgeable and passionate about the birds and she gave us a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
d0ra-expl0ra
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here as part of a birthday treat, and it was thrilling. The lady who runs the centre is very knowledgeable and passionate about the birds and she gave us a lot of information. I chose to handle the owls, they were so beautiful and regal, it was a real treat to have them land on my gloved hand.... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The owl experience was amazing with Sophie. We were up close with owls and my girlfriend flew a selection of them. The Owles were amazing to watch and learn so much about them in a short time. Sophie was very friendly and the experience was very well thought about. Highly recommend for a treat or a family activity.

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Broughton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I had an Owl Experience given to me as a gift(I love all birds) The birds of prey live in huge cages in a setting that is stunningWe checked in at the hotel and was escorted to what was once the orangery of this gorgeous hotel to meet Sophie who owns and trains all the birds. What followed was like... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We were staying in Masham for a week and booked two experiences. My partner booked the hawk walk in the morning and I booked the owls for the afternoon. Mandy who was with us was brilliant. It was great to hear all about the birds and you could tell that they are loved and cared for. To be able to... More 

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SwintonPark, Manager at Swinton Park Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Dear foodfan281, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we're delighted that you both had such a great time with Mandy and our Birds of Prey and hope to welcome you back at Swinton Park very soon. With very best wishes, The Swinton Team More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Lovely birds in a stunning garden. The birds were an unexpected bonus - should definitely be highlighted more.

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Thank Aimee-Lou86
SwintonPark, Manager at Swinton Park Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Dear Aimee-Lou86, Thank you for yet another lovely review! You must come again and have a Birds of Prey taster session with Sophie......another excuse to visit us again! Very best wishes, The Swinton Team More 

co.durham, england
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Had an amazing day with Sophie and her mam Mandy, booked onto a Photography Experience with Jed Wee. It was a small group of 8 people, not too big so Jed could spend time with us novices, giving us hints and tips of how to get the best from our photos, settings/angles/lighting etc. After spending the morning at Swinton photographing... More 

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SwintonPark, Manager at Swinton Park Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Dear cazza4, Thank you again for such a lovely review. We're delighted that you had such a fabulous time and really hope to see you again very soon. Very best wishes, The Swinton Team More 

East morton
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I was given the half day experience as a present.Id always watched hawks from a distance and thought how magnificent and beautiful they were. I actually got to see some up close and personal. I was able to hold and fly 5 birds of prey , owls and hawks. The setting is fantastic in the grounds of Swinton Park hotel... More 

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Thank Cleg100
SwintonPark, Manager at Swinton Park Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Dear Cleg100, Thank you for another super review! The birds really are amazing! Delighted that you enjoyed the experience and many thanks for taking the time out to write such lovely words. Very best wishes, The Swinton Team. More 

Consett
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Hi, We are Castleside and district photography Club. We visit Swinton park Birds of Prey every September and have done for the Last 4 years, this will be our 5th visit as a Club. Sophie,Mandy and the Birds really look after us and keep us entertained all day long with the static Photography and the Birds in flight. We never... More 

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SwintonPark, Manager at Swinton Park Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Dear Bigmike52 and the Castleside & District Photography Club, Thank you so much for the super review of your time with Sophie, Mandy and the birds - delighted to have you back with us again and look forward to seeing you again next year, if not before! Very best wishes, The Swinton Team More 

Redcar, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We first visited Swinton Park for a Mothers Day treat with our family, we had our afternoon tea in a beautifully ornate dining room, lit by candelabras, spotless linen tablecloth and serviettes, by a huge window looking out to the deer park. Both the food and service were excellent, nothing was hurried, the staff were very attentive and nothing was... More 

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SwintonPark, Manager at Swinton Park Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Dear chezan, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time at Swinton Park and look forward to seeing you again soon. Very best wishes, The Swinton Team More 

Mexborough, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My wife and I experienced a 1-to-2 falconry session with Sophie, the Swinton Park resident falconer. Sophie has a wonderful family of birds of prey including falcons, hawks and owls all of which she knows well and all of which have their own characters! She is very knowledgeable so doing falconry with her was an educational experience as well as... More 

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Thank Colin P
SwintonPark, Manager at Swinton Park Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Dear Colin, What a lovely review. We're delighted that you had such a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks and best wishes, The Swinton Team More 

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