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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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Birds of prey

This place is amazing. Watch the birds flying, learn about then and have a great day out. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
margaretpat
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Stockport, UK
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Not to be missed!

We had a lovely visit just in time for the meet and greet. Only a few of us there so we could get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sophie S
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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"
in 64 reviews
"meet and greet"
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"garden centre next door"
in 8 reviews
"red kites"
in 6 reviews
"taster session"
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"eagle encounter"
in 8 reviews
"little owl"
in 12 reviews
"birthday present"
in 8 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 8 reviews
"harris hawk"
in 10 reviews
"wander around"
in 5 reviews
"different species"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 8 reviews
"play area"
in 14 reviews
"birthday party"
in 7 reviews
"value for money"
in 13 reviews
"hawk walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Watch the birds flying, learn about then and have a great day out. There is a cafe but it doesn’t sell much except tea, coffee, cold drinks, ice creams and Pot Noodles. Ample car parking and seating. Not pricey

Thank margaretpat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit just in time for the meet and greet. Only a few of us there so we could get really close the birds and ferret/polecat including Brian the owl. The staff were really knowledgeable and friendly which made the visit much...More

Thank Sophie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous place and staff. My sister I me took our mum for her 70th birthday. We had the taster owl experience and got to handle different owls and also fly two other species. Laura was our handler and guide who was incredibly knowledgable...More

Thank Class72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, Ive visited here numerous times. The site isn't massive, but still big enough. The range of the birds is superb, and there are birds here Ive not seen in bigger centres. The flying displays are brilliant and its clear that the...More

Thank Daniel N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day. The young man, Joe who presented the day was fabulous. Not one part of the day was boring. The birds were wonderful and being involved with them was a great experience.Joe was very informative and made it fun. Would highly recommend.

Thank sallysbarmyarmy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gauntlet as our eldest son is passionate about birds. It was a fantastic day and the demonstrations, especially the 3pm one was superb with a stunning variety of birds flying. There is a little fort and sandpit to keep the children entertained and...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 June 2018

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

Thank davepowell
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

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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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, my kids are 18 & 16 (16yr old is autistic). They both loved it
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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
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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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