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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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Awesome half day flying experience

Bought the half day experience for my husband and I came along as a spectator. From start to finish... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rebeccae937
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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My Amazing Day

The Gauntlet is a Bird of Prey centre. I was given this experience for Christmas and absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda N
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Ashbourne, 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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  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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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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"eagle encounter"
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"taster session"
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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"
in 14 reviews
"birthday party"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the money"
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"value for money"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 6 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gauntlet is a Bird of Prey centre. I was given this experience for Christmas and absolutely loved it. The Eagle experience was brilliant. With the experience being for 2 people you felt you had lots of attention and time with the handler. At the...More

Thank Linda N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience day last Monday. Will ensured we had a good, relaxed time and we were able to meet, handle and fly a range of birds - some inside and others outside. We also got to see both flying displays which were informative...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet! We're really glad you enjoyed your Eagle Encounter! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Gauntlet

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great day seeing the birds, had a show which was great. loved the small farm seen the goats. Small play area for the kids. Birds are sat on branches so you get a good view.

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Gauntlet

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a amazing party here for my daughters 7th birthday. She and her friends had a great time meeting all the birds and animals, they all overcame any fear they had handling the birds and enjoyed every minute of the 2 hour party. What...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet, we're really glad that your daughter and her friends enjoyed their birthday party. I's always nice to hear that even the more nervous ones had a great time! Look forward to seeing you all again soon. Gauntlet

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the first time in about 15 years the other day and was really ashamed that I had left it so long . Weather was a big letdown but the birds were brilliant . You can spend a good 45 minutes looking round the...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet, we're glad to enjoy your enjoyed your day again! See you soon, hopefully sooner than 15 years! Regards Gauntlet

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the weather (It rained all day) this was a fab half day! The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all the different types of birds and could answer any questions we had.

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet, we're really glad to hear you enjoyed your Half Day Experience! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Gauntlet

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Gauntlet have been into my son's school as part of the children's topic enrichment and had really inspired my son. He has done lot of independent research and has made a powerpoint about owls on his own on the back of their visit into school...More

Thank linny78
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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet, it's great to hear that we're inspiring youngsters! We shall see you all again soon no doubt! Gauntlet

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I was beyond impressed with the amazing set up and layout! I was beyond blown away with how the staff were welcoming and friendly! The day we arrived it was throwing it down and so busy with at least 50 visitors and the staff (Shelly,...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Gauntlet! We’re glad you enjoyed your day, despite the persistent rain! As you saw, it doesn’t stop us :) Hope to see you again soon when the sun is shining!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited Gauntlet on 4th April having booked a taster session for our son's 9th birthday. He has described it as the best present he's ever had and had a really wonderful day. Joe who ran the session was brilliant really kind and patient and...More

Thank Katie W
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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We’re glad to hear your son enjoyed his birthday taster experience. Look forward to seeing you soon on a more sunny day!

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cath g
23 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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Response from gauntlet1002 | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs into the centre. Thanks Shell Gauntlet
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