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Gauntlet Birds of Prey

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Manchester Road | Next to Fryer's Rose Nursery and Garden Centre, Knutsford WA16 0SX, England
+44 1565 754419
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Fantastic day

A full day handling about at least 8 birds and flying some, I lost count. Will was great and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philip D
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Oldham, United Kingdom
Best day out this year!

This was bought as a birthday gift for my other half. The day was great from beginning to end. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kyles2102
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Gauntlet, Eagle & Vulture park is the largest bird of prey park in the Northwest of England. With over 120 birds of prey, ranging from the smallest owls to the worlds largest eagle and Vultures it really is a haven for animal lovers. Gauntlet has two daily shows at 12.30 and 3 during the months March-Oct and during the winter months weekends only. As well as our two daily displays we have vulture feeding and meet & greet. We have a large children's play area with plenty of room for picnics. We are on the same site as Fryers garden centre and you can leave at anytime and come back for our displays. For those wishing to get closer we have bird of prey experiences which are run 7 days a week throughout the year. This gives people the opportunity to handle and fly the birds.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Manchester Road | Next to Fryer's Rose Nursery and Garden Centre, Knutsford WA16 0SX, England
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+44 1565 754419
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A full day handling about at least 8 birds and flying some, I lost count. Will was great and answered any questions we had. We watched the 2 flying displays as well and had time to look around all the enclosures as wel,as a guide...More

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was bought as a birthday gift for my other half. The day was great from beginning to end. The hands on experience was brilliant and the staff went above and beyond in making our day special. Would highly recommend a visit!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place! It is only £8 for a standard entry but you can even leave like we did for lunch and come back in for free. The centre is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. It has so many...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandchildren here for a day out and all enjoyed it thoroughly. The kids liked the close up encounters and the child-focussed things like the compare your wingspan board. We're birdwatchers and have been to some displays where we felt the birds were...More

Thank wanderingdubyas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Will was an exceptional tour guide. He went above and beyond all our expectations. My husband and his friend handled all the birds. Will has patience beyond anyone. Lunch was included this was huge and exceptional quality. Thank you Julie ( the lady...More

Thank LilyFowkes
gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and the Ultimate Eagle Encounter! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Gauntle

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely Love this place the birds are amazing the staff are brilliant, friendly and extremely knowledgeable! Loved the flying display, all round great day out. There is a garden centre next door where you can go and get something to eat and then go back...More

Thank Julie M
gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Gauntlet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant day out, very knowledgeable staff, fantastic birds and animals. the displays are very informative and entertaining. This centre do valuable work towards the care and preservation of endangered vultures and are very committed to educating the public to help them understand that vultures are...More

Thank neilforshaw9
gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Gauntlet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly amazing day out. The encounter was so close up and personal. Felt personalised to some extent! Fab day, pricey but would recommend it for any bird lover! I'm not a bird lover myself, I was just tagging along, but I totally enjoyed it!

Thank Phoenix C
gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Gauntlet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was given a Full Day Experience as a birthday gift. What a fantastic experience - starting with the very friendly welcome on arrival. Our guide, Will, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining - we learned so much from him. It was thrilling to have so...More

Thank corny123
gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and your Full Day Experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Gauntlet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with my partner as a day out as he loves birds of prey! It was a brilliant day out with two bird flying shows, feeding of the vultures and meet and greet. The staff were very knowledgeable, engaging and very passionate about...More

Thank Libby B
gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Gauntlet

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cath g
24 July 2017|
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Response from AngelaG | Reviewed this property |
Adults admission is £8.50 each according to the website. All the information you will need on the website. Look at "things to do Knutsford" on Trip advisor, the website is there.
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Chelo M
20 July 2016|
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Response from Brit_in_USA_2010 | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic benches and they are happy for you bring your own food. There is also a shop selling souvenirs, sweets, drinks and ice cream.
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0stevem202
20 July 2016|
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Response from gauntlet1002 | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs into the centre. Thanks Shell Gauntlet
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