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Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre

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Address: Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 250400
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Officially licensed Birds of Prey Centre set in the heart of beautiful...

Officially licensed Birds of Prey Centre set in the heart of beautiful Kielder Water and Forest Park, the only place in Britain with dark sky status.

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Beautiful birds and able to touch some

Staff welcoming and enthusiastic about talking about the birds. Grandchildren enjoyed it very much and they were able to stroke a tiny owl.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pauline S
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff welcoming and enthusiastic about talking about the birds. Grandchildren enjoyed it very much and they were able to stroke a tiny owl.

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Thank Pauline S
Garstang, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Wet afternoon and we spotted the Bird of Prey centre. Having an interest in raptors we decided to pay a visit. It wasn't that cheap, but was worthwhile. There is quite a variety of birds on display, from a Kookaburra through to a Bald Eagle. Not large numbers, but very good all the same. The staff really made the visit... More 

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Thank DickBurton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Bird of Pray Centre while we were there for the Winter Wonderland last week. The staff were so friendly and helpful. They made us feel so welcome and made such a fuss over our 8 year old daughter. It's our first time at Kielder and we will mist definitely be returning. We will be making a B... More 

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Thank Lee C
Newcastle upon Tyne
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We spent a very interesting and enjoyable afternoon at the Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre at Leaplish Water Park which has a wonderful collection of disparate types of birds. Ray and the staff are very passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and spent a lot of time with us explaining different aspects of keeping these fabulous specimens. We had the opportunity... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We went to this centre for the children but the adults enjoyed it too.As the weather was cold and windy and late in the season the birds were not flying but the staff let everyone(if they wished)to handle the birds whilst they were being fed.The staff were very informative and friendly.

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Thank IanBisset
Tyne and Wear
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited as part of winter wonderland and all - including our 6 year old - felt sorry for the very large birds of prey tethered for hours on end, able only to hop on and off a perch. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, showing the smaller birds. However, it was an overall depressing experience and I wouldn't recommend... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Wow...what an amazing collection of birds. The staff were very friendly and informative. The birds are treated and looked after with the up most respect. A flying demonstration was given, with which everyone was given a chance to be involved. It was an amazing experience. It is situated near a beautiful lake and woods. We shall definitely visit again.

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We splashed out on an experience day and it was worth ever penny , learning all about the birds and feeding them flying them was brilliant.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We visited here on a wet miserable day, the staff were so helpful and we're ready to answer any questions. Obviously there was no displays due to bad weather but they made my sons day by letting him hold an owl and feed a peregrine falcon. He's never stopped talking about it! Thank you for making my sons day!

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Thank lindsay b
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

.....of the knowledgeable and caring staff (Ray and 2 volunteers, Stephen and Jonathan) won me over as I was a little apprehensive about birds being kept in captivity. Don't miss the flying display!

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