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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:30 - 15:30
Open today: 10:30 - 15:30
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Visited with my husband on a 'couples' flying experience. Wasn't sure what to expect but wasn't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Always good food

Have eaten here a number of times. My husband particularly enjoys the seafood platter. Good value... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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...more
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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

Visited with my husband on a 'couples' flying experience. Wasn't sure what to expect but wasn't disappointed. The Sanctuary is staffed by volunteers who do an amazing job. Andy, Nick & Roy hosted our visit and provided lots of insight onto the habits and origins...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have eaten here a number of times. My husband particularly enjoys the seafood platter. Good value for the prices they charge.

Thank Jhlune
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Found this place by accident.Self funded in a lovely location. Guys that volunteer are really friendly. Beautiful owls,well worth a visit and the garden centre has a fantastic cafe serving lovely food. Wheelchair friendly

Thank Gillian E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excelent visit as always. Grandchildren age 4 learning to land an owl on his arm and grandson age 2 had one on his head. They know all the names of the birds and the volunteers are so good with them . Despite being so young...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely home made fresh food at reasonable prices in a beautiful location. Staff were very friendly and happy.

Thank Anita T
Andrew B, Manager at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry but this is in the wrong category

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Turbary Woods for the first time a couple of weeks ago with my mother,sister and our two 6 year olds. Its very cheap to go and see all the wonderful birds of prey and owls, there are so many different kinds of birds...More

1  Thank Yvette G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated next door to the garden centre, where there is a licienced bar and cafe serving excellent food at realistic prices .There is also a small play area for kids so all in all,the birds cafe and play area make this an ideal place to...More

Thank sunray522017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and learn about here. Needs more hands on stuff if it’s to attract more visitors, but certainly worth a visit and value for money. Bird show was awesome with the very interesting handlers showing great knowledge.

Thank markpreston1889
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's all about the flying display. To visit and walk around the centre only takes about a half hour. However, the flying display can take much longer than hour. The display is the different birds getting exercise, so there can be quite a few birds...More

Thank TravelTonyR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed here many times but never been. We took our 13 year old Nephew who really enjoyed it. Took a picnic which we had on arrival, then had a wander around, looking at all the birds of prey and then watched the bird display at...More

Thank Linda G
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21 June 2018|
Response from Stevross1 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do but you would need to contact the establishment directly
26 March 2018|
Response from Guide580626 |
No sorry - our owls aren’t great dog lovers.
Rebekah F
4 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
Hi It's a one on one session Cheers Andy