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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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Good day out!

Visited with 4 children under 11. All enjoyed the visit particularly the flying show & being able... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KateME1205
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Had a lovely time

Visited with 4 children today (two aged 5 and two aged 9). Highlight is definitely the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 via mobile

Visited with 4 children under 11. All enjoyed the visit particularly the flying show & being able to hold the birds. All the volunteer helpers & handlers were friendly & helpful. A hidden place well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 4 children today (two aged 5 and two aged 9). Highlight is definitely the display...our tip is to sit at the closest end of the seating area as you enter the display field to hear properly and get the most interaction. By the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved it when the tiny owl landed on my arm it was soo cute! My favourite owl was the snowy one because it looked like Hedwig - Evie Aged 6

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to go with my children 8 & 10 and their nanny. This place was great. Hidden away at the back of a garden centre, we found beautiful owls and birds of prey. The sanctuary is run by volunteers and all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing! Andy was super funny, helpful and informative. He taught us about the owls and birds of prey and also told us funny anecdotes. I promised him that I would post these photos of the birds that I took there. So here you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my four children ages 8, 8, 4 and 2 to Tubary Woods. The volunteers were very friendly and welcoming and we had fun looking at the unusual birds, highlights were the kookaburra, Turkey vulture and cranes with their funky hairstyles. There’s some picnic...More

1  Thank hotessdelair
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I took her children to Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and all of us loved it. We loved seeing and interacting with the birds, the children especially loved being able to get up close and personal with them and...More

1  Thank Sabiha V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 6-year-old lad loves owls, so we were excited to bring him to this. The Sanctuary does flying displays at 1pm in a field at the back of the site, weather permitting, so come on a decent day and bring shoes you don't mind getting...More

1  Thank The3Harters
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to visit. Over 30 stunning Owls and birds of prey to see up close. We watched the flying display which lasted over an hour with 5 owls and birds and most of the audience got to hold them whilst a detailed description of...More

1  Thank Astie1980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 16 year old neice and 12 and 10 year old, we all enjoyed the visit and being able to hold the birds during the display. They weren't able to do a full display but we still got to see 5 different birds...More

1  Thank Yvonne J
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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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Response from daynesmart | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there's picnic tables next to the lake/pond
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