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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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Family day out

Fantastic day for adults and children, see all the birds of prey where they live, followed by a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
teddychester
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Manchester
This has to be seen to be believed!

We intended to stay until after the midday flying demonstration but we were so enthralled we stayed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
0074db
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Matlock, 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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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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"flying display"
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"meet and greet"
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"garden centre next door"
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"taster session"
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"eagle encounter"
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"little owl"
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"an amazing experience"
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"birthday present"
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"harris hawk"
in 9 reviews
"wander around"
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"whole family"
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"play area"
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"birthday party"
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"value for money"
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"hawk walk"
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"ferret"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic day for adults and children, see all the birds of prey where they live, followed by a mesmerisingly display where they fly over your heads and some walk amongst the visitors. Should it rain there is still an indoor display of owls vultures

Thank teddychester
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We intended to stay until after the midday flying demonstration but we were so enthralled we stayed for the 3.00pm. Vultures, red kites, pelicans and storks all in flight at the same time . Do not be put off by the thought of preying birds...More

Thank 0074db
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife treated me to a half-day falconry experience as a 74th birthday present. It's a day I'll never forget. Not only do you get to handle owls, hawks and vultures!! but there's also the opportunity to fly a Harris Hawk as well. During the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time. We had the meerkats, ferrets and owls experience for two. Staff are really friendly and made us feel very welcome. Would highly recommend this experience. We will be coming back and would gladly pay more for it.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a revisit for me but the place has lost none of its magic. The flying displays are awesome and generally run by the owner Graham who speaks with knowledge and passion. We were visiting in half term and he had his own children...More

Thank happytravellady
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times before, the weather wasn't on our side today (when it rains they have to go indoors). This place is always informative, educational & entertaining, clearly the people who run this place have made it their life's work to help some...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely afternoon out. The staff were passionate, knowledgeable and friendly. The birds are magnificent and the displays / shows were remarkable. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Kenyon M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the half day experience for dads 70th birthday, it was amazing, really enjoyable from start to finish. You get plenty time handling different birds, and flying them outside, the staff are very friendly and informative . Would highly recommend and I’m definitely going...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this full day first back in september last year and enjoyed it so much I have just done it again. Couldnt find anything to beat this day anywhere else . Superb. Friendly knowledgeable staff and its so interesting the time just flew. The range...More

Thank Adi S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the half day experience for my husband and I came along as a spectator. From start to finish the day was amazing, even as a spectator I felt very much part of the experience. The guide (Will) was very informative and made the whole...More

Thank rebeccae937
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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_EU2014 | 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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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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