We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“"What a lovely Experience"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre

Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre
Crow Lane, New Forest National Park, Ringwood BH24 3EA, England
01425 476487
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Ringwood
Type: National Parks, Zoos
Attraction Details
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“"What a lovely Experience"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This centre is a must for young and old alike, the birds and reptiles are extremely well cared for and the handlers have a fantastic rapport with the birds. The displays are not to be missed we learnt from and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

132 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    67
    41
    11
    5
    8
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Faversham Kent
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We spent the day here whilst taking a short break in the New Forest. The visit to Liberty's was the highlight.
There is a good collection of birds and the all seemed to be very well looked after. The flying display was both entertaining and informative. The birds were flown in a way that gave all the onlookers a great and close up veiw.
When We are in that area again we will certainly visit Liberty's again.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chichester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very good family experience and educational too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We visited with all the family - grandparents, parents, 3 year old, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. There's lots of birds to see. The flying displays are good, but the very best bit was the talk in the reptile house when specimens were brought round for (very) close inspection by the audience by the keeper. I was even able to stifle my nerves and stay in my seat when the massive spider came round - pretty good for me the arachnophobe, I thought, even if I declined to get as close as possible. The cafe is good value if not very exciting and the entrance fee is very good value too. It is a bit frayed round the edges, admittedly, but that's probably because they prioritise the animals over smart surroundings. I got the impression the staff were dedicated to their jobs and not there just for the money, either. Overall, refreshingly non-money-grabbing, and it's not often you can say that, these days.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
stockbridge
1 review
“Great day out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We visited in September and had a great day .The birds and retiles were really well cared for and the display was a great photo opportunity. We are going to book a photo day .

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“great experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We booked a handling / flying package at the Liberty Raptor centre. We had a great time handling 4 different birds of prey, learning lots about them and having plenty of opportunity to be up close and interact with them. We were then able to fly two other birds of prey. Afterwards we we able to look around the 100 plus types of birds of prey and reptile house. Staff were friendly, facilities a little basic but clean.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre also viewed

Ashurst, New Forest National Park
Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park
 
Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park
Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park
 

Been to Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre to your Saves list