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  • Samantha H
    2 contributions
    took my partner as he loves birds and we had a really great time! they have lots of different birds with different personalities. the people that run the sanctuary are great and you can tell the birds are well loved. the flying display was really good as everyone gets to hold the birds at some point.
    i don’t think i’d go on a weekend again as it can get busy with lots of little children but i still enjoyed it!
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • JoMaz1981
    3 contributions
    We went for the capybara experience which was really lovely there was just 4 of us in total so it was really up close and personal, the keeper was really informative with all the information about them, we have guinea pigs and they are practically the same but a lot bigger lol!
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Caroline A
    2 contributions
    What an amazing place to stay, staff are so welcoming and friendly, park and accommodation were fantastic, will definitely be returning, thank you for the happy memories 🤩🤩🤩xxx
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • Telboy freelance
    Southport, UK178 contributions
    Weather was pants,so decided after driving past here regularly I needed to call in and wasn't disappointed.

    Parking bit of a nightmare to be honest and limited disabled spaces, also a way a car had parked couldn't get into vacant disabled bay.

    On entering a nice polite happy lady gave us our leaflet showing vehicles we could go on and entrance ticket

    We decided to go to cafe f8rst and this is the only negative part of the museum, we had to feed our little mam tables were really busy, there were 2 vacant ones which hadn't been cleared because how busy they were , no problem cleared a table. Wife fed little man I ordered food, after being left standing at till for 10 minutes waiting to give order I ordered 3 chip barms and one cheese and ham panini and drinks, was told 40 min wait for food yeh that's fine. About 50 mins later food turned up chips were rock hard , and a panini that had a identity crisis hard crisp and nothing like a panini the food I'd give a 3 the staff though a 10 so was a massive shame.

    We then went around the exhibits and enjoyed the history and the presentation also the staff very knowledgeable

    Verdict couple of hours is enough, value for money yes food avoid go to tesco cafe around the corner
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Scenic39065709001
    Colne, UK20 contributions
    Absolutely lovely park!!! They have a Chinese garden, a cafe and a very powerful river!
    We had a lovely time exploring! It's not too busy, but also not deserted - just very relaxing.
    Would definitely recommend!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Stephen B
    Heywood, UK177 contributions
    Family group with young children.
    This is mainly a conifer woodland walk as far as I can tell. The paths were in good condition, well marked, and not too difficult on the knees or feet.
    The kids loved it and so did the adults.
    There is a visitor centre at the main carpark with facilities for those in need of them.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Dan G
    North West England, UK123 contributions
    My 9yr old son and I rode the Guild Wheel as part of a charity fund raising ride that he wanted to do in aid of Parkinson's UK. Being only 9, we thought it would be a sufficient challenge that would also be achievable for him and it was, completing the whole 21 miles in 2hrs 39 minutes!

    The route is really nice and most of it tarmac path, with some small road sections and a little bit gravel path through Brockholes. It is mainly flat but about 2/3 round (going clockwise from Avenham start post) it gets a little bit up and down, but nothing to hard.

    Signage was good and despite having only looked at it on a map, we easily navigated the whole way round.

    A great route and my son raised over £1000 for a great cause!
    Written 29 August 2023
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  • Arthur C
    Preston, UK341 contributions
    The Harris is a multi-purpose arts, library, archive, gallery, museum, tourist information and museum centre, and probably the most famous, recognisable of Preston City centre landmarks. How your visit goes depends what you are there for. The IT centre is currently restricting computer users to 45 minutes online time, for which we need to pre-book. It used to be a drop in at will and use the computers (library members only) for up to two hours. Hopefully this will be restored post covid. The main lending library itself is excellent, while the upstairs(there is a rickety lift) archive and history library has greatly reduced its stock in recent years. The museum and art galleries are tremendous, with many changing exhibitions. There are fixed exhibits too, most famously Horace (named in a competition by children), a huge skeleton of a prehistoric elk, complete with the human-launched arrow that brought it down. Sometimes the library can get rowdy when people loudly yelling into mobile phones are left unchallenged. Some security staff can be a bit of a jobsworth. One started giving me a guided tour of the gallery even though I was happy to look round at my own time and pace. There have been cases of people pulled up in the nearby Flag Market Square and asked if they were the ones being a nuisance on previous visits to the museum, even though they are not in the museum or heading there and were not anywhere near it on the days the supposed nusancings occurred (why not challenge disruption when it happens rather than some random later time and place? Overall, an invaluable resource for the people of Preston and to visitors to our fince city too.
    Written 26 August 2021
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  • Stewart M
    2 contributions
    Lovely museum, alot bigger than expected and full of information and artifacts from the Roman period
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • AlisonMcC
    Aberdeenshire, UK16 contributions
    We were shown round by an extremely knowledgeable volunteer guide. There was a wide variety of exhibits, covering over two hundred years of military history.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • Albywon
    Sydney, Australia11,851 contributions
    An old station that was refurbished and reopened by Queen Elizabeth in 2002.
    Nice service areas with a modern well kept pub.
    They have retained most of the original features and I do find it an efficient people mover.
    Written 20 September 2023
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  • Caravan_Geoff
    Nottingham, UK6 contributions
    This Park and the staff are really good. On arrival we were met by a very friendly and professional member of staff who took us through the booking in process very quickly and simply. The park consists of mobile homes and tourers, and the tourer area has hardstanding, serviced pitches with good views away from the mobile homes. The facilities of the park are clean and work well. There is an on site bar & restaurant called "Stepping Stones" . This is run by Kevin, who again is very friendly, professional and always has a smile, even when he is busy !! The menu here has a good selection and prepared freshly and is beautiful. I will be returning in the future.
    Written 24 February 2024
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