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Owl & Falconry Centre
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My mom and l visited here today and had such a lovely time. We weren't expecting to see so many different animals and it was good to see them in such a roomy, natural environment. The meerkats were so cute but then again so were the ducks, rabbits, raccoons, geese, sheep, hens, cockerills, parrots, owls, falcon, budgies etc! The staff are very friendly and helpful and we got to see a bird display which was a bonus. It was so nice to see children have the opportunity to meet animals in such a friendly environment and get to feed them. The entrance fee is very reasonable and l understand they are adding new animals soon. I would highly recommend, it is well worth a visit, especially for small children.

1  Thank Joanne R
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Have made a number of visits to the centre over the last 8 months. There has been amazing progress , New enclosures and new attractions. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The volunteers are amazing and so approachable. Ask a question and you will receive the answer There is even a children's Club on a Saturday. Look forward to seeing the end result, when all the plans have been completed. Well worth a visit forces a couple of hours. Go look yourself, you won't be disappointed.

2  Thank rcbishop14
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The centre is a work in progress at the moment but where else would you see so many owls and birds of prey so close up. Add to that a number of small mammals and reptiles seemingly contented.

The hilarious parrot is worth a visit. There is also a three legged fox which seems happy and enjoying being there.

Work is being carried by a number of volunteers and this will be a wonderful attraction shortly. Still worth a visit even now.

We all enjoyed it.

Donald

2  Thank Donald C
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I can see why there are signs up saying you can't take photos! I realise there is work going on, but the whole place looks dilapidated and dirty, with building materials and hose pipes causing trip hazards.
Very few signs, and those few there were had the wrong bird name on the flights in a number of cases. Some of the birds seemed very stressed- plucking feathers and pulling on their straps.
The small mammal room (in a grotty shipping container) was grubby and overcrowded, and the goat pen was a seething mass of animals crammed in to a very small area.
The adult raccoon was pacing in its cage on the concrete floor.
My daughter was frightened by the dog, which presumably belong to one of the volunteers, that kept running up to us- it wasn't threatening to an adult but any loose dog is intimidating to a 2 year old.
There was nowhere to wash hands on the way out after contact with the animals.
The only positive was the friendly lady who welcomed us at the entrance and took the money.
I hope it is either rapidly improved or closes, and the birds and animals rehoused somewhere more suitable.

4  Thank elcatt0
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Being a keen amateur photographer, especially of animals and wildlife, i'm always on the look out for new places to visit. I go on first impressions and as I walked through the gate didn't like what I saw and walked straight back out. Not allowed to take photos, pretty much the first thing I saw was what looked like a domestic rabbit lying in an enclosure, I thought just asleep but looking further a Polecat and the rabbit was obviously it's lunch. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

3  Thank Kathryn W
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