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Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre

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Address: West Lynch Farm | Porlock, Allerford, Exmoor National Park TA24 8HJ, England
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+44 1643 862816
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12:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A small family run owl and bird of prey centre situated near Porlock,...

A small family run owl and bird of prey centre situated near Porlock, Somerset, in the Exmoor National Park, in National Trust farmstead. A collection of other animals and Horse Riding for experienced riders. Bed & breakfast also available with bird of prey activities and experiences. Day visitors welcome to the Centre, opens 12noon with Tea Gardens and Afternoon with the Birds Display at 2pm.

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Horse riding with little people

My step mother kindly booked a horse riding session for her three grandsons aged 5, 4 & 3. We had a fabulous time which included a trip down to Bossington and back and a little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Buckinghamshire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My step mother kindly booked a horse riding session for her three grandsons aged 5, 4 & 3. We had a fabulous time which included a trip down to Bossington and back and a little groom of the horses ( Fallabella and miniature Shetland). The boys were safe in their helmets and had a wonderful time. Thoroughly recommended!

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Reading, Uk
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre before on our last holiday in Bossington. Then we enjoyed Rod's flying display. This year we decided to introduce 3 of our grandchildren to the joys of horse riding. Cathy & Rod couldn't be more helpful and 3 little horses were available for the boys. 2 Falabellas and 1 miniature Shetland.... More 

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Thank DavidofReading
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had a truly lovely day here! We were greeted at the gate by cheeky Alley Cat. We had our shoe laces undone & trouser legs tugged by a characterful goose (as pictured!). Wallow & Wade the pigs were simply adorable, begging for strokes. That's not to mention the delicious lunch & the incredible falconry display. It was over an... More 

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Cathy P, Owner at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for our lovely comments. They make our day as we love sharing this amazing place with our visitors. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great visit with the kids. Rod was fantastic, very patient and knowledgeable with great passion for all things owl and bird of prey. Had time to wander around the farm and see other animals. Cathy and Rod forced us to eat the most amazing home made cake before leaving to a chorus of parrots in the garden. Truely a magic... More 

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Cathy P, Owner at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, responded to this review

What a lovely collection of photos Chris - thank you so much for putting them up, and so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you all again sometime in the future. Cathy More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience for myself and my girlfriend - the centre was really interesting with plenty to do and see. We we able to feed and fly 3 owls and a Harris Hawk. The hosts were really engaging and made the experience great. Would definitely come back again

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Cathy P, Owner at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, responded to this review

Great for so many people to post up such lovely pics. Thank you so much, showing the birds off in their natural glory. Hope to see you again on another visit shortly. Cathy More 

Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I love wildlife, nature, birds but birds of prey leave me breathless. Their sheer beauty and exceptional aerial expertise amazes me. I have never been sure about any creature in captivity and it is not without trepidation I decided to visit Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre. But I do understand many animals face extinction and without such places some of... More 

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Cathy P, Owner at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, responded to this review

Lovely photos Bridget - thank you so much for posting them. Hope we see you again sometime shortly. Cathy More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Took owl mad daughter here as a surprise while on holiday in Exmoor. She was so excited and we weren't disappointed. Lots of different owls to see and a one hour talk and display with owls and a buzzard. As there were only 2 families there on that day was like a personal presentation! Really pleased we went.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I contacted Cathy at the centre regarding a birthday present for my partner and she couldn't have been more helpful and quick to respond. I booked a half day bird flying experience and one night B+B. It took a while for us to get round to setting a date but when the time came again Cathy was super quick to... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

4 of us visited and loved it! The people were very helpful and found a shady place for us to park for the sake of our dog. Decent basic sandwich lunch and then the main course: a highly informative presentation with the owls and hawks. The birds were brought very close to the visitors - excellent for photography and just... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

A light lunch in the Garden and then off to see the Owls (and the Buzzard). Very informative and real close up views of the birds. Watch the display then wander round the farm. My wife and I really enjoyed it and glorious weather too. A must if you are in the area

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