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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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Address: | Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
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+44 1931 712746
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls,...

A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards, set in a Walled Garden. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors get the opportunity to fly a bird at the display. On site vintage tea room and local crafts.

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Fantastic Afternoon of Entertainment

After a busy few days driving here there and everywhere, we thought we'd stay local and have an easy day visiting the Bird of Prey Centre. So glad we went, despite the cold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a busy few days driving here there and everywhere, we thought we'd stay local and have an easy day visiting the Bird of Prey Centre. So glad we went, despite the cold temperatures and sitting still for best part of 1 1/2 hours, we had an amazing time. Firstly the tea rooms - the cake is to die for,... More 

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Thank V1X
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here 3 times now, and hope to go again next year. My hubby proposed to me just outside the gates in the leafy lane, so on our first visit we would have been happy regardless of what the place was like. This year when we came back for our anniversary we came again, however, and it was... More 

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Thank Sarah H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early having not read the opening times. However the lady in the tea room could not have been more welcoming. We had a lovely early tea and cakes and then a wander round the grounds to work it off. The birds of prey display was great and very interactive for the children. We then had a late afternoon... More 

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Thank Alison B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We took our grandchildren - cousins - for a day out here back in the summer holidays! It was threatening rain and we wondered what sort of display we might get! Sure enough as the display started it started to rain but the warden made is so interesting and keep us all in our seats! Chances to fly a bird... More 

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Thank C B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the cosy cafe. The bird of prey aspect was really informative and the guy doing the exhibition was very funny. We could have listened to him all day.

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Thank John J
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Found out about this place through a Groupon deal. I did read some reviews on here stating that people felt they were perhaps perceived differently for possessing such deal vouchers, but I have to say that I was not made to feel this way. I figure that companies are getting trade that they would otherwise not get and are probably... More 

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Manchester
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A small but bustling centre with many birds to see and learn about. The gentleman who conducted the bird demo (I think the owner) was very calm, very engaging and really quite funny. He showed us lots of the wonderful birds and taught us about them in a way which helps younger children (and forgetful adults like me) remember the... More 

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1 Thank laura W
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Last minute trip when we saw a signpost advertising the centre. For £14 for the 2 of us we thought we were getting a bargain but upon entering the bird centre we knew we were getting ripped off. The tearoom was really old fashioned with bits and bobs lying about the place which is something we like. Some of the... More 

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Thank Carly C
Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A little disappointed with the range of birds on display but may be unfairly comparing it with the National Bird of Prey Centre. The flying displays were very good with excellent and amusing commentary giving information about the birds and their characteristics. The staff in the tea room were very helpful and friendly.

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Thank Phil N
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a treat this place was...lovely tearoom on entry with homemade fare and a cosy feel to it....then out to the display area where you are shown many birds in flight and a great commentary from the owner...very informative and amusing.

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