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Address: Swinton Park | Masham, Masham, England
Phone Number: 01765680900
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Description: 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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Absolute Must!!

We spent 3 hours with Sophie and all of the birds that she cares for. My husband, myself and 14 year old son had the opportunity to handle 6 species of birds and each one was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Amy S
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent 3 hours with Sophie and all of the birds that she cares for. My husband, myself and 14 year old son had the opportunity to handle 6 species of birds and each one was better than the other. They were so well trained and absolutely beautiful. Sophie is so knowledgeable and her enthusiasm and love for her birds... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Birthday surprise an owl experience! Wow! Really loved it! Very informative, enjoyable & totally great to be one to one with the owls! Sophie really comes across as so passionate about her birds & this is what makes it a fantastic experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We did the family falconry experience with Sophie and it was amazing! We got to hold and fly all different birds and Sophie took time to talk to us about all of them. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and my family will be returning again

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Gundaroo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Definitely worth doing. Made the stay at Swinton Park, which was already great, even more memorable. Bring your camera

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durham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I had wanted to visit the birds of prey here at Swinton Park for some time and my 'special' birthday gave us the excuse to take a group of family and friends to join us. Sophie was fabulous, very personable and informative and ably assisted by Mandy who even offered to take photographs for us so we could completely immerse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Thank you Sophie for an excellent hour spent with you and the beautiful Owls! We thoroughly enjoyed this unique privilege.

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Tyne and Wear
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We booked a dove release for my friends daughters wedding, the birds arrived on time, the cages were decorated lovely, the birds gave each other a hug before they were released by the bride and groom. The whole experience was really lovely and worth the money, carried out professionally and it all added to the wedding experience. Thank you Karen... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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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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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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