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“Really enjoyable day out for the whole family”

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our 6-year-old lad loves owls, so we were excited to bring him to this. The Sanctuary does flying displays at 1pm in a field at the back of the site, weather permitting, so come on a decent day and bring shoes you don't mind getting muddy.

The flying display is great, and gives adults and children alike the chance to hold owls and one or two birds of prey. Not half as scary as it sounds, and we all really enjoyed it.

Note, access to the Sanctuary is through Turbary House Garden Centre, just follow signs once inside.

1  Thank The3Harters
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place to visit. Over 30 stunning Owls and birds of prey to see up close. We watched the flying display which lasted over an hour with 5 owls and birds and most of the audience got to hold them whilst a detailed description of each bird. Bargain at £15 for a family of 4 definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with my 16 year old neice and 12 and 10 year old, we all enjoyed the visit and being able to hold the birds during the display. They weren't able to do a full display but we still got to see 5 different birds and the volunteers were very helpful and informative.

1  Thank Yvonne J
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

On our way home visited the owl sanctuary just before it closed. A very helpful guy who looks after the maintainance of the site showed us round. He took the time to show us a lot of the birds and was very knowledgeable. The weather turned awful as the heavens opened and he gave us umbrellas and coats. We were very impressed with how helpful he was considering the weather and the fact he was closing for the day. Thank you we will definitely be back earlier one day to see the flying displays.

1  Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It was an amazing experience to see birds that I had never seen before. The bird flights were amazing and we got some brilliant photos. Andy was one of the keepers and he was informative, funny and enjoyed having people ask questions. He seemed to know lots about the birds and told interesting stories about them. Would definitely recommend going.

Thank Josh N
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