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“Great displays of skill and passion, good value, and the kids loved it!”

The Welsh Hawking Centre
Ranked #8 of 21 things to do in Barry
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We took the kids on lots of days out last summer and when asked this year which one they would like to return to, they both said The Welsh Hawking Centre! So we went back this week. Once again, the flying display showed the amazing skills of the handlers and the obvious passion and respect they have for the birds. All the birds they have look very well cared for and the chickens and birds that roam free are very friendly and happy to have their photo taken! The place is in need of general updating but it looks like this is already under way so please don't let this put you off. It's a great family day out, good value for money and as soon as we left the kids asked if we could take them back again next year. And I don't think there's a better recommendation than that!

Thank LilPiranhaFish
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Thought this would be a great day out but was dissappointed by the way the birds were kept which spoilt it for me. This is not a reflection on the birds as they were lovely and seemed in really good condition, just think the overall impression is not good and some work is required to update things which i am sure would increase visitor numbers.

Thank softemc
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The birds here are kept in tiny cages with their feet tied together it made me want to cry to see birds kept like this i would not visit again this is a terrible place if the birds cant be released in to the wild they should be kept properly not like they are here

2  Thank mathew j
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a tidy place to visit for small outlay, however in real need of some updating. The birds are in good condition and quite a lot if them and diffrent breeds just let down by poor decoration and poor shop etc

Thank bulldog19
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very disapointed in my first and only visit to the welsh hawking center, after a wait of 10 minutes to actually get in, the lady opening the door seemed annoyed with us, no apology for making us wait!! She then informed us that if the Children could walk they would have to pay !! so £16 (Family Ticket) lighter we were allowed into the park! The notice on the gate said flying displays at 12 and 2.30, but as we arrived at 2.20pm and there was only 1 other family there, they didn`t bother :-( !!

There was goose and other bird poo everywhere, so don`t wear your best trainers!!!!

Also bring your own anti bac hand wash as the soap in the toilets is just nice smelling, which is more than can be said about the toilets (which are truly awful) !! And then had to wait to be let out of the place!!!

Very disappointed, Feel like I`ve been robbed!!

Lots of different birds of prey though!!

Apparently theres a owl sanctuary in ebbw vale thats free, will try there next!

Thank AdejUk
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