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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

#4 of 55 things to do in Penrith Features Animals
| Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712746
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Fun and informative

We had a lovely afternoon here with family. There were lots of children in the audience who were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A must for bird lovers

Our host was really informative and entertaining too. There are a lot of birds and several are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cynthia G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards, set in a Walled Garden. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors get the opportunity to fly a bird at the display. On site vintage tea room and local crafts.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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| Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712746
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely afternoon here with family. There were lots of children in the audience who were all entertained with the flying display and the interesting and amusing commentary by the bird handler. Lots of people had the opportunity to get close to the...More

Thank dodge57
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our host was really informative and entertaining too. There are a lot of birds and several are flown every day. There is opportunity to participate in the display and hold/receive the birds that are flying. Cost was $7 (concession, pounds; $8 for adults) Good food...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mum, two daughters (10 and 12) and I spent an excellent afternoon here, ending with the demonstration by Paul and his wonderful birds. Paul was very knowledgeable and was fully inclusive, making sure all the children could have a turn with Bob, his star...More

Thank 44andrea2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paul was so knowledgeable. He was also very inclusive letting all the children experience the excitement of falconry with Bob on the glove! Nice tea afterwards

Thank 488houndog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stop here every time I travel on the a or m 6. Why would you eat at a motorway cafe when you could come here!! There's a falconry centre too but I come for the great food (especially soup - chicken and chorizo today.......More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We sat for nearly two hours watching the falconer with a wide variety of birds of prey. He was very good at allowing children hold the glove and giving them confidence. We had a warm afternoon, but the venue is an open field with benches...More

Thank myopinion70
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We didn't go to see the Birds of Prey, that will be for another visit. We called for tea, and so enjoyed it, very different. The place is described as vintage and that is true, an odd mismatch of china, old furniture, and somewhat odd...More

Thank Mags456
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Well worth the entry fee. The two hour open air flying display was superb and the charismatic falconer was humorous, knowledgeable and a great educator, the birds however were the stars of the show.

Thank MLW28
Reviewed 4 May 2017

lovely afternoon, first homecooked food by a roaring fire, then an afternoon meeting some fascinating birds including hawks, perigrines, owls and even a bald eagle. Even had a go handling them. Lovely listening to a very entertaining but educating talk by the birds' owner, who...More

Thank marti11377
Reviewed 29 April 2017

You can see a couple of dozen large birds of prey from all over the world, and the show includes a session with each of 3 different birds. You can hold them and stroke them. Very nice setting next to Lowther Casle which has a...More

Thank marklP1377BW
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John S
Can I get wheelchair access? Any restrictions on photography? What is entry cost?
10 June 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Property representative |
Hello, the centre is flat and grassed and access is available through the main gate. Photographs can be taken throughout the centre and also during the flying display. Admission price is £8.50 for adults, £7 for... More
John S
Can I use a wheelchair on site? Any limits on photography? What is entry cost?
10 June 2016|
Response from PCHNorthYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just seen this question, hope I'm not too late. I think you would be ok with a wheel chair, it's all one level but you would have to go over short grass to view the display. The cafe is quite small so you may... More