Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Penrith: Hours, Address, Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards, set in a Walled Garden. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors get the opportunity to fly a bird at the display. On site vintage tea room and local crafts.
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MonsieurLeForge
Compiegne City, France7 contributions
Great part-day out
Oct 2020
I went in October 2016 (only offered me months of 2020 below!). Very impressed, my son (10 at the time) got hands on with some of the birds—chuffed to bits or what! Well worth the entrance fee.
Written December 21, 2020
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Wendy B
Penrith, UK6 contributions
Educational a learning attraction
Jan 2020 • Family
I live locally and have visited here many times with my children and now grandchildren
They offer so much education and experience into wild birds and young children are amazed by it all.
Take young children and they will learn to love and respect the birds of different varieties from our country and far afield.
The owls are beautiful and there natural habitat's are in decline.
I have so much respect for people who have a passion for wildlife and keep this education for our youngsters.
Please visit you will not be disappointed
Written November 13, 2020
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Martha
Penrith, UK13 contributions
Great day out
Jan 2020
Great day out the kids loved in. Would go again Easy to find. Entertaining for all age groups Plenty of picnic tables.
Written February 26, 2020
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Christian_Briddon
Sheffield, UK194 contributions
Great place to visit
Oct 2019
My daughter and I visited the Bird of Prey centre in late October and we were extremely impressed.

It was freezing cold but there was a nice warm cafe.

The birds are in cages around a large field and there are a good few of them to look at. Very interesting to see them up so close.

The main attraction though is the flying display. Falcon and Hawks flying around your head and landing right next to you, all accompanied by an extremely entertaining commentry.

Hightly recommended if you have any interest in birds of prey.
Written December 6, 2019
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Helen M
Preston, UK8 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2019
Fantastic place to visit. Lovely tea room with open log fire. The birds are beautiful and the bird of prey display is stunning. Well worth a visit!
Written October 23, 2019
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Rob
Lytham, UK4 contributions
Lovely place
Oct 2019 • Family
This little place was lovely with a quaint coffee shop and a large number of birds. The display was excellent but our child (3 years old) wouldn't sit still for it. We will definitely be visiting again.
Written October 18, 2019
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2010KEITHc
County Durham, UK88 contributions
Pleased We Went
Oct 2019
We arrived a little bit early for the flying display, so spent some time sampling the home cooked food in the tea rooms, which can only be described as being eclectic. It's an amazing place with amazing food, with most things dotted around the walls and shelves being for sale, a good selection of bric a brac.
When we first looked around the display area for the birds, we felt a bit sorry for them being caged and not being able to fly free. However, after the flying demonstration we fully understood how well kept and loved these birds actually are.
There is a full two hour flying display with the use of different birds, this kept us captivated throughout.
We didnt quite catch the Falconers name but he was fantastic, funny, knowledgeable and was great with the kids, you can tell he has done this for a lifetime.
It is evident how secure the birds feel around him and it can be seen how much he loves them also.
One of his Owls has been with him for over 30 years and you can see the bond between them.
A great day out and we would highly recommend
Written October 14, 2019
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all that glitters....
103 contributions
Perfect afternoon
Oct 2019 • Family
Had such a lovely time here. Was fairly straightforward to find and has ample parking there also.

Paul and his wife are very passionate and welcoming people. They are clearly very devoted to their birds.

We will definitely return when in the area.
Written October 8, 2019
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Neil D
14 contributions
Interesting display of birds of prey
Sep 2019
The centre is really a collection of outhouses beside the old walled garden of Lowther Castle - the seating consists of several wooden benches, and a couple of wooden seats.

The owner (who gives the two-hour show) spent the whole time flying the birds, as well as talking about both them and life in general. Anyone who wanted to was able to hold a bird, or even have it fly on to their hand - everyone who did this seemed to really enjoy it.

Overall, the whole experience felt more real than some of the glitzy presentations put on in other visitor attractions - definitely well worth the money.
Written October 5, 2019
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Margaret Wilcox
2 contributions
Lovely cafe.
Sep 2019 • Friends
I love going here. The pate and cakes are to die for. The cafe is quirky and comfortable with a wood burning stove. Very welcoming and friendly If you prefer higher prices and more sophisticated surroundings, go to the nearby cafe at lowther castle.
Written September 29, 2019
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