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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
+44 1772 323323
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Hoots of fun for all the family

We my wife's cousin and husband visited this site Sunday 16th July and we enjoyed watching and... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Robin W
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Leicester, United Kingdom
A hidden gem !

A friend recommended we visit Turbary woods as we love birds and wanted to spend a few hours in... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
mariaq313
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Sited at the rear of GARDEN CENTRE Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a pure volunteer based, non profit group of volunteers.The flying display give you the visitors, Children & Adults, the chance to participate in the flying display and have our birds land on your gloved hand as they fly to you for their food.We have a collection of over 80 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species.All the birds are housed in large open fronted aviaries, sheltered in a woodland setting. We assist conservation and education of these beautiful Birds and we are involved with an average of 50 rescues each year.
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Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We my wife's cousin and husband visited this site Sunday 16th July and we enjoyed watching and looking at different birds which was there I was pleased to have an Eagle Owl fly to my gloved arm. I normally don't like zoos and caged animals...More

1  Thank Robin W
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended we visit Turbary woods as we love birds and wanted to spend a few hours in pleasant surroundings . The garden centre & owl/ bird sanctuary . We were not disappointed as it was a lovely tranquil setting . The staff were...More

1  Thank mariaq313
Reviewed July 17, 2017

My husband and I visited on Sunday and can honestly say it was a perfect day. There is a breathtaking collection of birds. Some we`d actually never heard of before..and we are both wild life fanatics!! The staff were brilliant..all volunteers too! So knowledgeable ,...More

Thank 25Susan2007
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Went for our seccond visit today, my 11 yr old daughter adores owls and loves Turbary! Amazing collection of utterly beautiful owls and birds of prey and gives the visitor the oportunity to get very close up to the birds. The staff are so helpfull...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed July 16, 2017

My husband, 6 year old son and myself went to Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary today. We loved it. We attended the flying display and what an eye opening experience. My son got to have several different owls fly to him and...More

Thank myaaron
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Fabulous bird display. KIds absolutely overjoyed at being able to interact with the birds during the show. Really passionate and knowledgable staff, who loved answering all the kids' questions. It mustn't be missed!

Thank brock1002017
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

We went on a spontaneous day out and it was brilliant! The volunteers were very passionate and this showed during the flying display giving great knowledge about these birds of prey. It was excellent getting up close and being able to hold and feed the...More

1  Thank yasmin l
Reviewed July 16, 2017

On first impression the sanctuary looked a little amateur but this is understandable when you realise that it is completely run by volunteers. The amount and variety of Owls and other birds was impressive and the approachability, friendliness and knowledge of the volunteers outstanding. What...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

I am a great fan of the idea of this and a lover of animals, so I had put off going to make sure I was able to attend the flying displays. However the bird exhibits themselves were disappointing given the entry fee and in...More

Thank Simple_Food2
Andrew B, Owner at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Hi, I think you are rather confused with your review, I can only presume you attended on a wet or windy day which would prevent us from holding a FLYING DISPLAY. When this happens we sometimes allow visitors a chance to hold a variety of...More

Reviewed July 15, 2017

The volunteer staff were fantastic with the children, even my 3 yr old granddaughter got to hold owls which she absolutely loved. It really is worth a visit for people of all ages, the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. There are picnic tables, and a...More

Thank paulinegrace
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Rebekah F
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Hi It's a one on one session Cheers Andy
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Mark S
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Response from daynesmart | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there's picnic tables next to the lake/pond
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Mariegold67
January 23, 2017|
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Hi, yes cafe in the garden centre and a small walk around to see the aviaries Cheers andy
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