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“Superb 'Hands On' Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of York Bird of Prey Centre

York Bird of Prey Centre
Burn Hall Hotel | Tollerton Road, Huby YO61 1JB, England
+44 1347 833214
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Huby
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Owner description: York bird of prey centre is home to over 70 stunning birds of prey and owls, we pride ourselves on giving a HANDS ON EXPERIENCE, allowing people to handle and fly the birds of prey. Education plays a major roll in the falconry centre giving daily educational talks and two flying shows a day (1.30Pm and 3.30Pm). The falconry centre will be open from 14th February 2015. Please note we are closed on a Tuesday.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Derby, United Kingdom
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“Superb 'Hands On' Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Visited 5 September 2013 - unbeatable, value for money experience.
Our daughter was a bit reluctant at first to handle the birds but the handlers soon gave her confidence so she got the most out of the day.
We cannot fault the knowledgeable, friendly staff and the way they gave everyone the opportunity to interact with the birds both during the show and whilst walking round the centre -staff were enthusiastic and were totally flexible as to which birds could be handled and the way the birds are looked after is a total credit to everyone involved.
A brilliant experience for all ages and one we will definitely repeat when we next visit the area again.

Visited September 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“awesome Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Big thanks to all staff for making today so amazing, you all work so very hard. Your passion, enthusiasm and knowledge is second to none. cant wait to vist again. Ive attach photos of the our amazing day with you and the birds...... A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Visited August 2013
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“Interesting, awesome, for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived just intime for the 1:30 show, which was fascinating, for both of my children age 12 & 6. It's hard to find an activity that both are intersted in.
We learnt so much and the time went so quickly. The staff are fantastic and their passion and knowledge is infectious.
We all held any bird we wanted and all the staff were so friendly and fun.
We all had refreshments in the cafe which again was lovely.
I would reccomend this to anyone of any age. It's a must visit. A good time had by all.

Visited August 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful end to summer hols!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a totally brilliant place to visit. The kids were totally enthralled and been able to touch the birds was an added extra bonus. The staff are so informative and are clearly there for the total love of it. The birds are all immaculate and the center is very clean and well kept. We were there on the last day of the summer holidays and what a great thing to do, we didn't want to leave. The children learnt loads and we are going back at the weekend. Can't wait!!

Visited September 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Having been to a birthday party here recently, both my daughter and I thought it was great. It is all new, well structured, balanced, taken care of. There are nearly 60 birds and are obviously very well looked after.
As part of the party some owls and hawk were brought out for the children to hold as well as to fly to, the barn owl was fantastic, very impressive in flight. We have barn owls fly near our home, but seeing them up close and flying to my daughters hand was amazing and something she was talking about all weekend.
The staff are lovely, very helpful, knowledgable, kind obviously love the birds.
We would highly recommend a visit and we'll go back again soon as a family.

Visited August 2013
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