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“Basic and Brilliant”

Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Eynsford
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Basic and Brilliant”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Liz and I spent a rainy afternoon which normally would dissapoint, but, we enjoyed the way the animals were cared for and obviously loved by the staff. There were many birds of prey to talk to, sadly only the occasional shreiking response. They rescue Huskies and you can have an organised trail with them, being your own 'musher'. The shows are well organised, have a look at their website and you will get an idea of what happens.
Only £9.00 entry. Great value.

Visited September 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Day Out”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Eagle Heights is an excellent day out!
The array of birds of prey is fantastic, along with their reptile house and other animals, this place has something for everyone.
The birds of prey displays are the best I have ever seen in all the wildlife parks I have visited. The handler is very knowledgeable, with a sense of humour! The birds are allowed to roam around the arena giving the audience a great view.
Look forward to visiting again.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing cheetah show”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our day out at Eagle Heights. Try and catch the live cheetah and bird show, it's amazing.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Emma H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“In need of investment”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

On reading the excellent reviews we decided to take our son to see the birds, cheetahs etc.
With our son being an avid animal lover we have visited a great many of the major attractions in the UK as well as many of the smaller attractions in the South East.
Whilst we didn't have high expectations for Eagle Heights, we were left truly disappointed with the whole experience.
All those who have said that the park is run down are 100% correct, exhibits looking tired and cramped and the small farm area largely closed off. Likewise those who have questioned the size and suitability of the enclosures are again correct as we were left distressed by the volume of birds tethered to posts and the size of the enclosures.
I appreciate that times are hard and the focus must be on the animals and it was on this basis that you can overlook the general tiredness of the place, it is sad however to see animals in such small enclosures and I would welcome investment for this park as it has great potential.
The staff were ok, a bit abrupt at the till but engaging during the displays and whilst there was some positives, overall I left concerned for the animals welfare and underwhelmed.
As an aside I would also suggest that a covered picnic area is erected. You aren't permitted to eat outside during the displays and the cafe has signs up everywhere ramming home the point that you cannot consume food that has not been purchased within the cafe, something that leaves you unable to stop to eat anywhere within the park during a display, something that is by no means family friendly.
With Howletts offering a yearly ticket for the price of 1 entry I would strongly recommend the extra 45 mins drive down the A2 for a family day out.

Visited September 2013
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“EAGLE HEIGHTS A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place is a fantastic find in the heart of Kent. We arrived (8,14 and an older aunty) at about 12pm just in time for one of the shows and I have to say this is one of the best I have seen. The staff doing the shows are enthusiastic, informative and very entertaining. The kids watching the shows were asked if they had any questions all of which were answered factually and with pleasure.
During the day we also saw the meerkats, tortoise race and a cheetah. This place really is a treasure its small enough to see everything the shows are more or less every hour and show the animals in their natural environment. The staff are friendly and passionate about what they do.

How they could improve this place to visit, is more ladies bathrooms with baby changing/toddler facilities and another eating area.

The family who run this place were there at the last show meeting and talking to us and asking any questions, they really make this an interactive place, you will not just see animals in cages!

Its great value for money and I will definately be going back. Thank-you for a wonderful day out.

Visited August 2013
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