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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
+44 1772 323323
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Awesome surprise

Went with some friends from out of town. This place isn’t large but they do have loads of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Annette L
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Brilliant day at Turbary Woods owl & bird of prey centre

Arrived at 12pm had a picnic on the picnic tables by the lake. Went to see the flying display at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stevross1
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Sited at the rear of GARDEN CENTRE Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a pure volunteer based, non profit group of volunteers.The flying display give you the visitors, Children & Adults, the chance to participate in the flying display and have our birds land on your gloved hand as they fly to you for their food.We have a collection of over 80 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species.All the birds are housed in large open fronted aviaries, sheltered in a woodland setting. We assist conservation and education of these beautiful Birds and we are involved with an average of 50 rescues each year.
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Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with some friends from out of town. This place isn’t large but they do have loads of interesting birds. The guys running the place and the show are great! Loads of knowledge and really care for the birds. The show was an awesome surprise....More

1  Thank Annette L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived at 12pm had a picnic on the picnic tables by the lake. Went to see the flying display at 1pm the children (and adults) were allowed to handle the birds including 3 owls. The staff were excellent and answered questions the children asked. This...More

1  Thank Stevross1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the money, friendly and helpful staff, wonderful birds of prey, wonderful flying displays of birds of prey.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit . I took my son who is nearly 3 and my grandparents for a visit. From the moment we arrived a lovely male member of staff was extremely helpful and went out of his way to make our visit...More

1  Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours at this special place. The 2 pauls looked after us and showed us around. Tina , my wife had the best time. Coming back again soon. Ronnie and Tina St.michaels

Thank Ronnie A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a lovely afternoon here. Friendly staff on hand to answer any questions. It's obvious the birds are loved and well cared for but the facility could do with more visitors to increase takings and secure future investment. Will certainly visit again.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited several attractions in the Lancashire area and this was the best. The flying of the birds is not to be missed as you get to see and feel them up close. If you are in this area, do not hesitate to visit this...More

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed it here. The staff are knowledgeable, & you get to see the Owls up close. The Flying Display was great. I wasn't expecting to wear the glove & have an Owl on my arm, or my shoulder, or my head! Great experience,...More

1  Thank Marc C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit, and we would certainly come back! Very helpful and enthusiastic staff who made every effort to involve all of the audience, especially the younger members. Very relaxed show, and much longer than other displays we’ve seen. A charity well worth...More

Thank Rob664
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit! Wow how fantastic! The staff straight away were so friendly and helpful. Our boys aged 3 and 14 went running in and I have to say I was so very impressed with the amount and variety of birds!!! Each one...More

3  Thank janquijanet
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No sorry - our owls aren’t great dog lovers.
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Rebekah F
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Hi It's a one on one session Cheers Andy
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Mark S
25 March 2017|
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Response from daynesmart | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there's picnic tables next to the lake/pond
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