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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
+44 1772 323323
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Dad and daughter day out

Fab day out loads to see and do and you are able to interact which is rewarding...staff extremely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elaine P
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Rainford, United Kingdom
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Had a fantastic time at a private function for a 30th birthday celebration. Staff and the Manager... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David R
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fab day out loads to see and do and you are able to interact which is rewarding...staff extremely helpful and very informative deco a great day out for all ages...x

Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time at a private function for a 30th birthday celebration. Staff and the Manager were tremendously helpful to make sure that the surprise event was a great success and ran smoothly. The buffet was well above average and is highly recommended. Thanks...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely owl sanctuary, run by volunteers, the day we visited had limited staff, but still managed to put on a display, one of the handlers named Paul, was very knowledgable about the birds, and quite a character ! A visit is a must if you...More

Thank 1966tracey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called into the excellent garden centre, saw a sign for Owls etc, and took a look. Brilliant, I know they are captive birds, but the sight of them flying straight at you is amazing, real hands on stuff. The volunteers are experts . Having an...More

Thank Bobby H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me & my partner traveled 7 hours from Maidstone Kent to collect an item and to kill some time ended up here. Totally worth it!! Totally friendly staff, the gentlemen who did the display was so friendly, allowed me to hold the owl several times...More

Thank CharlotteA9
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited many times previously...here's an update. A sign at the entrance warned of restricted flying displays due to a current lack of volunteers...however, the guys at Turbary did not let any of us down...an hour and fifteen minutes later, the flying display was over.....restricted?...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the garden centre with my daughter and 2 year old Niece. Was invited to look round the sanctuary by Paul from Lancaster who gave us a very informative talk about the different birds and their personality's. Lots of interaction with the birds showing us...More

Thank willtravelLancashire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon out with the kids. Well worth the money. The bird show was brilliant and got to hold most birds

Thank victoriaPreston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in June for my birthday and the staff were really friendly and informative! The flight show was great!

Thank RgCai
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you time your visit for the flying display. Take a good camera and pay the extra £5 for photography as it's worth every penny. Volunteers doing a fantastic job and all the family can enjoy. The display itself can last an hour or...More

Thank gregnorris55
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No sorry - our owls aren’t great dog lovers.
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Hi It's a one on one session Cheers Andy
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