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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

#1 of 66 things to do in Preston Features Animals
Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
+44 1772 323323
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A Superb Day Out!!

What a lovely day we had! My 6 year old grandson was enthralled by being so close to the owls and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Good time visiting

I visited today with my 11yr old Austin son with special needs. and my 9yr old, I didn't think it... read more

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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
+44 1772 323323
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Reviewed yesterday

What a lovely day we had! My 6 year old grandson was enthralled by being so close to the owls and able to photograph them himself on his tablet. The keepers were terrific with children and adults alike and made sure that everyone who wanted...More

Thank ealfrey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited today with my 11yr old Austin son with special needs. and my 9yr old, I didn't think it was awfully big place and we walked around went and had our lunch and came back for the display where you could hold the owls...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My kids absolutely loved seeing all the birds such a brilliant day out staff are very friendly too loved it thank you

Thank ness112
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have an autistic son and visited the sanctuary today. They are so accommodating and friendly. What a brilliant day we had watching owls land on the children's heads and the look on their faces! It was an absolute joy. My son got to stroke...More

Thank jlemony
Reviewed 3 days ago

A day with the birds, the feathered variety, what a fabulous experience, if you have never been before this is a very exciting day out for the whole family.

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 3 days ago

OMG my Family and I loved it there. we walked around the site you could see that the owls and birds were well looked after and cared for. played with Kiwi the parrot who was very entertaining we were told that there was a show...More

2  Thank 007chris_k_74
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn't realise how much is there. The bird displays are a fun way to spend a couple of hours!! Well worth a visit.

Thank IanMeadows1976
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best place in northwest for seeing birds of prey would spend all day there if I could all Rutherford staff ate enthusiastic and passionate about the birds and the flying display is superb and interactive would recommend to all

2  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing day. Well worth the money and for a good cause. Staff were brilliant, fun and educational all at the same time. Fun couple of hours out the house. Lots of young kids there and they were including in the show too. Fun for all...More

2  Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've just had a lovely afternoon seeing some fantastic birds and speaking with the welcoming and knowledgeable volunteers. My children loved seeing and touching the animals so much that my son even let an owl land on his head. Very recommended.

1  Thank Chris I
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Response from 444Lorraine | Reviewed this property |
If im writing a good review how is that setting back a project???Obviously it's helpful to people.The sanctuary will get more visitors and get more money.Anyway I'm not going to waste my time on a sad sad person who is... More
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
Hi It's a one on one session Cheers Andy
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Response from daynesmart | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there's picnic tables next to the lake/pond