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Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre

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Westdown Lane | Sandy Bay, Exmouth EX8 5BY, England
+44 1395 279443
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Beautiful Birds

We were fortunate enough to visit the Bird of Prey Centre whilst vising World of Country Life. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
1SAM2006
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Devon, United Kingdom
great birthday experience

I did the children's bird of prey flying for my birthday with 2 friends. It was a fun, enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
daniels6112018
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Stoke Gabriel, United Kingdom
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Hawkridge bird of prey centre is a small family run centre, located within the grounds of the world of country life. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful Devon country side, it is a great backdrop in which to fly our birds. As well as providing flying displays for the park during their open season we also offer courses and experience days, where you get to handle and fly our wonderful birds. These sessions are run by appointment only on a 1-1 basis meaning you get to enjoy a nice relaxing day flying birds at a pace that suits you. Courses and experiences run 365 days a year. ( weather permitting)
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“harris hawk” (9 reviews)
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Westdown Lane | Sandy Bay, Exmouth EX8 5BY, England
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+44 1395 279443
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were fortunate enough to visit the Bird of Prey Centre whilst vising World of Country Life. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and the staff were very knowledgeable about the the birds. You really see the birds up close as they swoop over the heads...More

Thank 1SAM2006
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments they are greatly appreciated . We are glad you enjoyed the display and seeing the birds up close Hope to see you again soon Thank you again Regards Rich and Sharon

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I did the children's bird of prey flying for my birthday with 2 friends. It was a fun, enjoyable, and also therapeutic experience. The birds were well trained, and flew to each of us in turn and were beautiful and friendly. A good day out...More

Thank daniels6112018
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Daniel Thank you for you review , we are glad you all enjoyed your time with us . You all did really well it was a pleasure to have you here, hope you had a great birthday and look forward to seeing you again...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought a half day experience as a birthday present for my husband. Had an amazing afternoon. Sharon and the team are really passionate about the birds and spent the whole afternoon with us. The birds are extremely well looked after and it’s clear their welfare...More

Thank Lindy W
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lindy Thank you so much for your review it is greatly appreciated . We are all glad you enjoyed your time with us and our birds Hope to see you again very soon Regards Rich and Sharon

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Had a look around the birds of prey section they are lovely birds of prey in very good condition, we missed the flying display but I would imagine it would be a good show.

Thank John F
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

hi john , sorry you missed the display , but we are pleased that you enjoyed seeing the birds . hopefully we will see you again soon so you have the opportunity to see the display many thanks for your comments Sharon and richard

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Went to World of Country and were lucky to see the birds of prey display, the highlight being the bald eagle. Amazing display, able to get a really good look at the birds & see them all flying. Didn't matter where you were seated, everyone...More

Thank Lesley G
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

hi lesley thank you for your lovely comments they are greatly appreciated . we do try to ensure every one gets a close up of the birds so it is really nice to get feed back from the audience to know we are doing it...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very good to see some wonderful birds up close from owls to Hawks so of the very small owls were lovely.

Thank Pauline337
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

thank you so much for your comments they are all greatly appreciated

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I belatedly took up the Hawk Walk voucher my other half had bought me for Christmas 2016. What a fabulous afternoon! Chelsea the Harris Hawk, Sharon the co-owner and Darren the volunteer (who turned out to be our postie too) gave us a great experience...More

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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

hi Ian thank you for your wonderful review , it is greatly appreciated, we are all pleased you enjoyed your afternoon , it was lovely meeting both yourself and kim and we look forward to seeing you both again very soon , for a slightly...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I bought the half day bird of prey experience as a birthday gift for my husband and we have just returned from an an absolutely wonderful afternoon. He is currently telling everyone he absolutely loved it! We cannot recommend this friendly family-run business highly enough....More

Thank MallieJ
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

hi guys , thank you so much for yo0ur amazing comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your afternoon with us and we look forward to seeing you both again very soon . look forward to seeing some of your pictures too ;-) once again...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I had a half day flying experience bought for me as a present as I absolutely love owls!! What a great experience!! First we got to see the flying display which we had seen before and loved, then I got to fly and interact with...More

Thank katgManchester
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

hi katherine. thank you so much for your lovely comments , we are really pleased you enjoyed your afternoon with us and we hope to see you all again very soon . your godson is a natural :-) once again thank you regards Sharon

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Today my foster son and I went to Hawkridge bird of prey centre for a half day experience purchased for my foster son who is 21 for Christmas. Firstly we got to watch the display featuring three of the birds including Baldric the bald eagle...More

Thank Tasha J
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hawkridgebirdsofprey, Owner at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Tasha , thank you so much for your comments . It was lovely meeting both Damon and yourself and we look forward to meeting you both again very soon Regards Sharon

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