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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Time with the Owls

Really enjoyed this: Firstly the birds take a little bit of finding as you need to go through a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Remarkable days

They go out of there way to make your day, a day you don't forget and a time that makes you smile... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“garden centre”(325 reviews)
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...more
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Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane | Whitestake, Preston PR4 4LB, England
+44 1772 323323
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All reviews flying display garden centre flying experience great afternoon run by volunteers money goes value for money different species per adult volunteer staff all ages visited today entrance fee keep up the good work any age staff were very friendly be visiting again
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed this: Firstly the birds take a little bit of finding as you need to go through a garden centre to get to them. To be honest on a grey day the site didn't look at its best. There were two staff there and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They go out of there way to make your day, a day you don't forget and a time that makes you smile every time you talk about it. REMARKABLE.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I read the reviews & took my dad for his 84th birthday! We were just in time for the flying display & joined a small group in the viewing area.The first bird (Harris hawk I think) didn't want to join in, but the two handlers...More

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Andrew B, Owner at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Thank you a great review, Knowley is one of the stars of the flying dispaly, And we have just bought a ground coffee machine and we are proud to be selling a decent cup for a decent price. We want to make friends more...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Turbury Woods at the end of November with my grandad and partner. We all had such a lovely time. The bird handlers were very knowledgeable, passionate about birds and keen to encourage audience participation. We can’t wait for our next trip.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here f or first time it was fantastic everyone was so nice and helpful, the 2 men that brought the birds out to show and allow you to hold were brilliant. This is a place to visit I will definately go again, I've been...More

Thank Jean Anne N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good fun interactive and educational good way to spend an hour or 2 great for kids and adults alike, cheap and certainly worth the money

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really interesting experience which is run by excellent volunteers who are friendly, dedicated, knowledgeable and make your visit more memborable. The flying displays are definitely worth seeing and the volunteers make sure everyone has an opportunity to hold the birds. The sanctuary...More

Thank kerry h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant afternoon, lots of close up interaction with the birds. The volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly and ensured everyone got a chance to hold the birds of they wanted to. We will be back am sure!

Thank Helibob23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Andy and team for our visit today as part of my sons treatment for his bird phobia. I was amazed at his progress he made, we'll definitely be back soon.

Thank Gillybean27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my family and 2 children 8 and 3 who really enjoyed the experience with the birds the only thing is that it took longer than I expected with few people leaving due to the cold weather but it it was a good...More

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June 21, 2018|
Response from Stevross1 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do but you would need to contact the establishment directly
March 26, 2018|
Response from Guide580626 |
No sorry - our owls aren’t great dog lovers.
Rebekah F
April 4, 2017|
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Response from AndrewB846 | Property representative |
Hi It's a one on one session Cheers Andy