The Owl and Falconry Centre

The Owl and Falconry Centre, Wolverhampton: Hours, Address, The Owl and Falconry Centre Reviews: 3.5/5

The Owl and Falconry Centre

The Owl and Falconry Centre
3.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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3.5
41 reviews
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meetdeliwala
Mumbai, India2 contributions
Beautiful Experience
Sep 2018
Brilliant experience, its just another way to connect to nature. The inner calmness comes out with the visit here. Would love to visit again.
Written September 18, 2018
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Sophie B
Staffordshire, UK94 contributions
Disappointing
May 2018 • Friends
We went here after reading some of the reviews in trip advisor however we were very disappointed.
It's very run down (they are meant to be renovating).
The birds of prey all looked in a healthy condition and were nice to see as they had a good variety of different types and some were out of their cages on display. However the rest of the animals not so much. In particular the little ponies we felt were not in a suitable enclosure.

The staff member we found was very nice though and lovely and chatty. But there was only 2 of them running the whole site as they were down some staff members.
They have a variety of animals to see but I feel some of the animals housing needs looking at and once it's renovated it may be worth the money but currently it is definitely expensive for what it is.
I would personally not recommend visiting here.
Written May 29, 2018
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Good afternoon, Many thanks for your feedback. Honest feedback is always important. I’m glad that you found our staff lovely and chatty and the animals healthy. As we’re a volunteer ran, not-for-profit, business we do have occasions where we’re struggling with staff levels. The care of the animals always take precedence, understandably, which means that planned renovations can be sometimes delayed. We’re continuing to improve our facilaties and the housing for our animal family. Many of the farm animals will soon be on our fresh fields which will improve the home for the ponies along with others. Unfortunately with the british weather, planned works are often delayed but we’re improving daily so I’d love to see you at the park again in the future. Kind regards, Mark
Written May 30, 2018
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welshinwolves
90 contributions
Nice morning with animals!
May 2018 • Family
Visited here today with my daughter.. We have been here many times before and every time is different as there is always a new enclosure and different animals to see which is great! We loved the reindeer but wonder if they could do with more space as maybe should the little ponies? However we love visiting and supporting a place run by volunteers. It was a tad smelly in places but it was the hottest day of the year so understandable! Would be nice if are was t morning bird flight show as Well as the afternoon one and a do feel sorry for the birds of prey but am sure they are well cared for..will be have back in the summer hols..wonder what will have changed then!!?
Written May 7, 2018
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TheGruffaloSaid
Wolverhampton, UK61 contributions
Heartbreaking
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is an animal dystopia. After visiting here with my partner, I couldn’t believe how this place is still allowed to continue running. All the animals looked shabby and in distress. But there was one animal that what in such disgusting condition that I went and spoke to one of the volunteers about it. The dormouse was living in such dirty conditions that I’m surprised he was still alive, it was a red hot day and the poor animal had NO WATER and NO FOOD. The volunteer broke down crying saying that she couldn’t cope with the amount of animals and that the company was struggling for money. She got really angry at me for flagging up the condition of the dormouse and in the end asked me to leave the premise. I was crying I was so upset to see an animal treated in this way. Please take my advise and do not visit. I reported the mouse to the RSPCA but they couldn’t do anything as I needed to contact the council. The council are going to visit, but the company are informed of there visit so will obviously clean up for when they arrive. Stay away.
Written October 11, 2017
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Wesley N
Kingswinford, UK333 contributions
A great place for all the family
Aug 2017 • Family
We Visited the owl and falconry centre today with my family including grandchildren after being told about it by a friends. It is lovely half day attraction. Nice range of animals some of which you can feed daily usually on afternoons they fly some of the owls and other birds of prey which you can watch and learn a bit about them at no extra cost, this is weather permitting though but well worth the watch if the rain holds off! I was told that they have only been in the area since early this year so it is working progress. Extremely reasonable admission price but be warned to wear sensible shoes as it can be very muddy! Great little hidden gem will defiantly return time and time again. Try it you'll have a lovely day.
Written September 30, 2017
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Dave P
Wolverhampton, UK30 contributions
Work in progress with real potential/ A treat for kids
Jun 2017 • Family
To find this place park at Gardenlands garden centre, enter the garden centre, head to the outside greenhouse and shed section, (keeping to the right) and a sign will magically appear. It is a work in progress, run by volunteers, and as expected in such circumstances, with funding limited, it is indeed rough around the edges. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, there is a good range of animals and importantly my 11-year old daughter enjoyed her visit there, especially feeding the animals. We spent a pleasant hour there and would have stayed longer if the owl and falconry display had been on that day but unfortunately it was not on due to the weather conditions. Suggestions for improvement include information boards for each animal enclosure and better support from the garden centre as regards promoting the place and signage directing customers to its location. I will definitely return to see how it is progressing. And yes, before you ask, they do have meerkats.
Written June 11, 2017
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James B
Bilston, UK21 contributions
lets see birds
Sep 2016 • Family
not bad place to see birds of prey but entry price i think was a bit high for what they did have there realy .
Written May 4, 2017
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Judith A
Wolverhampton, UK6 contributions
What a surprise!
Apr 2017 • Family
We wanted to take our grandaughter to see some owls so looked on the web for one near to Wolverhampton and found the Owl and Falconry Centre. I was a bit dubious as one of the reviews wasn't very good! When we arrived we were really surprised as had expected it to be small but it was really big with lots of other animals who all seemed to be clean and happy and pleased to see us!! There were only three volunteers who had a lot of work to do to keep all these animals happy and well fed! They were all very informative, helpful and needed more volunteers. We had a lovely time and were sad that we couldn't see the falconry display as the weather was wet and windy. We will certainly go again when the weather is better!
Written April 24, 2017
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Man1cmom
westmids405 contributions
Worth a visit!
Apr 2017 • Family
Visited during half term, quite impressed!
Yes, it's a work in progress and rough around the edges but I think the entrance price reflects this.
Based at the back of wyvale garden centre. There could do with being signposts in the garden centre as it's quite difficult to find.
A good array of animals, we saw raccoons, parrots (that talk) chipmunks, various birds and reptiles, owls, goats, donkeys, geese, pigs, chickens and falcons.
You can buy some animal feed and feed the animals as you go around which the kids enjoyed.
There's no information about the falconry display and when I asked a member of staff he wasn't very helpful, he just said the mans in his office having a cup of tea!
Little things like having animal info on the front of cages etc and clear signage about display times would improve this place somewhat.
Staff, even cup of tea man, were all pleasant and approachable!
We will return!!
Written April 19, 2017
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Jessica L
West Midlands, UK63 contributions
It has potential
Dec 2016 • Couples
I have mixed feelings about this place. I believe it opened just over a year ago, and it does need some work to it but it has the potential.

I took my grandma who is in a wheelchair - the centre wasn't the most accessible I have been to, with doors that were a little awkward to get through (narrow and also a high lip to pull the chair over), and also very uneven, bumpy ground making it uncomfortable to be pushed over in a chair.

Whilst the birds legally weren't allowed out of their shelters during this time because of the currently bird flu situation (completely understandable), I would really like to see some of their shelters looking a bit more natural. I felt for the one owl who was in a cage all by himself, with nothing but a small log to sit on.

Besides these points, there was a very good range of animals - birds (of course), reptiles, small furry animals, alpacas, goats, even racoons, of which the keeper let me hold! I was VERY excited about this. The volunteers/workers were very helpful and informative, and I expect I will visit again sometime in the future once it has established itself a little more.
Written January 1, 2017
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