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Address: Swinton Park | Masham, Masham, England
Phone Number: +44 1765 680900
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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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Falconry taster experience

I bought a falconry taster experience for my boyfriend as a birthday gift. He really enjoyed the experience, and got to fly a Harris hawk and Ellie the Eagle Owl. Mandy was really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily B
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought a falconry taster experience for my boyfriend as a birthday gift. He really enjoyed the experience, and got to fly a Harris hawk and Ellie the Eagle Owl. Mandy was really friendly and knowledgeable, and we enjoyed learning about the birds from her. Overall a fantastic experience and would definitely recommend!

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Simply the best. Booked the experience for my husband who'd previously owned a couple of owls. Mandy was amazing, full of information about the house, park and, of course, the birds. We were totally enthralled. Full congratulations to Sophie for her determination and hard work in getting it up and running!

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Thank ElaineS2710
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I had a wonderful experience with Swinton Park Birds of Prey. Mandy helped make the session informative, fun and thoroughly enjoyable. All of the birds are in such beautiful condition and the walk with the harris hawk through the grounds was simply brilliant. Everyone of every age who visits Swinton Park should partake of the glorious treat. Thank you so... More 

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Thank Wendy S
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A wonderful day flying a great variety of birds, from owls to an eagle and then a walk with the hawks through the grounds of the hotel. Mandy is so enthusiastic and friendly that it made the experience an absolute joy. Without doubt the best day out for a very, very long time.

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Thank andynyny
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Booked a birds of prey plus cream tea for two at the second site at Swinton Bivouac at the Druid's Temple for my husband's birthday. I chose to take photos and my hubby flew a tawny owl, a barn owl and a Harris hawk with Sophie the owner. She was very informative and friendly and obviously loved her birds. The... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

A Harris hawk landed on my head. How cool is that and you cut to hold the cutest little owls ever. It's just a great experience.

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Thank nightingale2006
Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We'd had a quick look at the birds in their aviary - built around the walls of a Georgian or Victorian glasshouse - the day before our 10am 'owl experience' session. We could see there was a great variety and that they had good space, vegetation and perches in their enclosures. Our guide Mandy, who with her daughter set up... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this!! Mandy gave us a great introduction to her gorgeous birds. Her passion for the birds and the Swinton Estate shon through and she gave us a truly incredible and personal experience. Came away wanting a pet Harris Hawk!!

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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