Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre

Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre

Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre
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we are a small family run bird of prey centre . we offer courses and experiences on a pre-booked private 1-1 basis we are not a public visitor centre. we are open by appointment only we offer hawkwalks and 1/2 day experiences where the participant will receive personal hands on experience of flying a selection of birds of prey. we also offer a hawk management course which can be assessed and certificated so the candidate can receive a certificate of achievement through Raptor Awards. all our experiences are available as a gift voucher making them the perfect present for birthdays , Christmas, and anniversaries
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  • Firmy
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    Been wanting to do a handling session with Birds Of Prey for ages. Came across this while we were on holiday nearby. The experience was amazing. Booked an hour handling appointment but was near enough close to 2 hours experience. Such an amazing time handling the birds and gaining more knowledge on each one. The guides were very informative and very nice. Recommend this experience. 👌
    thank you so much for your lovely comments . we are really please that you enjoyed your time with the bird. it is always nice to meet people with the same enthusiasm for the birds as us we hope to see you again soon thank you again sharon
    Written February 13, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Sue M
    Farnborough, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    I booked the half day experience as a birthday gift for my partner. From the minute we arrived, we were made to feel welcome. Sharon and Milly were very informative and were happy to answer all questions. Their love for the birds shone through and it was a privilege to be allowed access to these beautiful birds. The whole experience was amazing, I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It was a very cold day but the fire and the hot drinks were very welcome.
    hi sue thank you for your lovely words it is always nice to meet like minded people and it makes providing the experience so much more fun when the customers loves our birds as much as us . we are so pleased that you both enjoyed the afternoon despite the cold and we look forward to welcoming you and Darren back very soon sharon
    Written February 13, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Judith Beckett
    Exmouth, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two-hour hawk walk - fantastic experience
    I bought the two-hour hawk walk for my partner for his birthday and didn't realise at the time that it also included entry to the World of Country Life (the Bird of Prey Centre is located within the WoCL). Fantastic value for money. We got there early to watch the flying display which the Bird of Prey Centre put on daily, which was really interesting, with lots of information about the birds. Then we had our hawk walk - carrying bags with titbits to tempt the bird and we interacted with our hawk, Chelsea, for the entire walk, which was across farmland next to the coast, so fantastic surroundings and views as well. Well worth the cost, Sharon and the team are so knowledgeable and friendly, a fantastic day out and experience.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2024
  • gaef2015
    Exeter, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Special Gift
    We booked a half day experience for my daughter, Tali’s birthday. We had an amazing afternoon; 1-1 attention, highly knowledgable team, friendly and helpful. Loads of up close and personal time with different birds. We can’t praise them enough; their care of these beautiful birds is exemplary. We have just adopted one of the birds and this makes it so much more a lasting gift for Tali. We will definitely return. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit them if you’re in Devon!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 18, 2024
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Julia
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was an 18th birthday present for my nephew and we did the half day experience together. We handled an amazing number and variety of birds to start with. Sharon, SImon and Gemma were incredibly generous with their time and provided a fantastic amount of information about the birds and their backgrounds. We then went outside to handle, feed and fly the birds and again, we were thrilled with the amount of time we had and the effort everyone put in to make it a unique and memorable afternoon. We were both practising how to photograph birds and Sharon and Simon really went out of their way to help us to get impressive shots of the birds in flight and landing on our gloves. Thank you so much and we would highly recommend this experience.
Written July 23, 2022
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John T
Exmouth, UK134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We visited today 2nd August and experienced a truly magical birds of prey flying display, made all the more enjoyable by a somewhat stubborn but nonetheless amusing 'Echo' the European Owl. The entire display is accompanied by an informative and interesting live commentary. Then at the end of the display you can have your photo taken with one of the birds as a wonderful memento. Recommended.
Written August 3, 2022
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Maz231214
Birmingham, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My husband had an outstanding experience! I would definitely recommend the personal 1/2 day experience. He flew several birds, was given information throughout and held several birds. Sharon and her colleagues were extremely friendly and gave that personal touch to my husbands belated 50th present. I cannot thank them enough for the experience he received.
Written April 24, 2023
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thank you so much for your review . your comments are greatly appreciated and a we are all really pleased your husband enjoyed his day with us hope to see you again soon regards sharon
Written May 18, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Judith Beckett
Exmouth, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I bought the two-hour hawk walk for my partner for his birthday and didn't realise at the time that it also included entry to the World of Country Life (the Bird of Prey Centre is located within the WoCL). Fantastic value for money. We got there early to watch the flying display which the Bird of Prey Centre put on daily, which was really interesting, with lots of information about the birds. Then we had our hawk walk - carrying bags with titbits to tempt the bird and we interacted with our hawk, Chelsea, for the entire walk, which was across farmland next to the coast, so fantastic surroundings and views as well. Well worth the cost, Sharon and the team are so knowledgeable and friendly, a fantastic day out and experience.
Written May 13, 2024
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danak1011
Birmingham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
My partner and I were gifted a half day experience with the birds from my Dad who is also a volunteer at this sanctuary. We had a fantastic time and made memories we will not forget. The staff were amazing and their passion for the birds really shines through. We had a great time learning about all the birds, not just facts about the types of birds but the individual personalities of the birds there. Fantastic time and 100% recommend to anyone as a great gift for themselves or others!
Written May 3, 2021
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Emma D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I got the birds of prey experience for my husband for his Christmas gift and we went today.. Omg amazing day. My husband loved every minute of the 4 hours.. it was nonstop with holding the birds flying them and the information we learnt was fantastic.. the care and knowledge of the team and friendliness was 100%, couldn't fault a thing. Definitely be going back
Thank you all for a great day x
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments . It was nice meeting you both and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and the birds . Hope it didn’t take too long for you to warm up , Look forward to seeing you both again very soon Regards Rich and Sharon
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gaef2015
Exeter, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We booked a half day experience for my daughter, Tali’s birthday. We had an amazing afternoon; 1-1 attention, highly knowledgable team, friendly and helpful. Loads of up close and personal time with different birds. We can’t praise them enough; their care of these beautiful birds is exemplary. We have just adopted one of the birds and this makes it so much more a lasting gift for Tali. We will definitely return. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit them if you’re in Devon!
Written May 18, 2024
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Dyp555
Exmouth, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Was bought a half day experience which from the start was relaxed and informative. Loved learning about the birds and their personalities as well as their traits.
Enjoyed the show to start. It’s fab for young and old.
Then our chance with the birds was just simply awesome. A fantastic memory and experience with a lovely team.
Thank you so much. My husband loved it so much he is now a volunteer. Highly recommend
Written September 25, 2020
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Herby222
Deux-Sevres, France18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
My birthday gift - handling and flying the hawks, owls and eagles. A truly wonderful experience. Sharon and her team were expert, patient, friendly and passionate about their birds .. I enjoyed it so much and hopefully visit again.
Written July 16, 2021
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Diane H
Devon, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Booked a half day bird of prey experience for my boyfriend's birthday. We had a totally amazing time during our visit today. Met the birds which was fantastic and they were all beautiful. Learned all about them from Sharon and Dave, who were so knowledgeable and very friendly. My boyfriend loved flying the birds in the arena and hasn't stopped talking about since we left. Thank you so much for a splendid birthday treat. The weather was freezing but the hot drinks helped to keep us warm.
Written December 5, 2022
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hi thank you so much for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your time with us despite the cold. glad the drinks helped look forward to seeing you again regards sharon
Written May 18, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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