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Swinton Park Birds of Prey

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Address: Swinton Park | Masham, Masham, England
Phone Number: 01765680900
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This is a wonderful centre which offers many experiences for the whole...

This is a wonderful centre which offers many experiences for the whole family. Falconry, Birds of Prey hunting, demonstrations, childrens events etc. They also have fun things like Hawk and Bafrn Owl Ring Bearing and Dove release for weddings. The center is found at Swinton Park, but is owned and run by Sophie Abbott. Very much appreciated experience!

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Highlight of our trip!

The reason I booked Swinton Park to stay was because of the Birds of Prey and they did not disappoint. I absolutely love owls and it was a dream come true to get so close and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reason I booked Swinton Park to stay was because of the Birds of Prey and they did not disappoint. I absolutely love owls and it was a dream come true to get so close and have them fly directly to me. Thank you so much Mandy! I was way more excited that my three children :)

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glossop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked a stay at Swinton park hotel for our anniversary so decided to book a one to one falconry experience as a treat. Having been to numerous event over the years with falconry displays and handled birds a couple of times, nothing could prepare us for what came next. We were shown around the aviary and introduced to... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine getting so "up close and personal" with birds of prey. Cudos to the managers of Swinton Park for building out the aviary from an old greenhouse and even more importantly, for their faith in a young teenager who had a passion for birds. The Birds of Prey experience began about ten... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Enjoyed a great photographic day with the owls, loads of effort by Mandy to place the owls in their natural surroundings for more authentic style images, and Jed is relentless in his quest to ensure the day was a success for all photographically, all topped off with a very good lunch provided by Swinton Bivouac. Very Well Done & Thanks... More 

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North Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Went on a photographic experience today. Good variety of birds and great effort to find good locations to take photographs. Plenty of advice available if needed from Jed. Include a good lunch at Swinton Bivouac.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip! There is really nothing quite as magical as having a owl (or 4!) sit on your arm! Thanks to Sophie for a wonderful afternoon!

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

After a great lunch it is always worth seeing the birds of prey here and we particularly liked seeing the Black Barn Owl which is such a beautiful and rare bird to see

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience, our guide was very knowledgeable and put us at ease. An amazing day on the grounds of the castle hotel

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co.durham, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is my third time on the Birds of Prey photography days and once again I had a fantastic time. Mandy took the birds to some gorgeous flowery locations and we were guided by a professional photographer, helping us with settings and angles etc. Lunch was included at the Bivouac on the estate. After lunch Mandy took us to a... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

It's been a long wait since Christmas when this was booked! - what an amazing experience to get to photograph the beautiful owls in some gorgeous settings in and around Swinton. The day was really relaxed and the group were a good mix of skills and experience. We feel it could probably have benefitted from a little more structure at... More 

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