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The Welsh Hawking Centre

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The Welsh Hawking Centre

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Waycock Road, Barry CF62 3AA Wales
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Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
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Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island

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See Barry Island through the eyes of the characters of British TV series 'Gavin and Stacey' with this sightseeing tour. You'll get to visit a whole host of filming locations, from the Barry amusement arcade to Stacey's house, while your guide provides you with fun facts and anecdotes about the hit series and its creators.
US$45.73 per adult
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Yasmine wrote a review Sep. 2019
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I bought the Half Day Experience for my grandfather's birthday, as he has seen a bird show before and enjoyed it, this would be the next step up for him to get a bit more hands on.. He absolutely loved it! The trainer, Jamie, was very friendly and funny which made my grandfather feel comfortable straight away. He was very knowledgeable and gave some history on falconry and the birds, along with his own anecdotes which were very interesting to hear. The session was 3 hours long and he had a go at flying about 4 or 5 different birds including owls too, which he was absolutely thrilled with! The birds were beautiful to look at and we were surprised how many were there! The facility could do with a little updating however It's not as bad as the reviews below suggest.. It's not London Zoo so don't expect that.. it's a small family run facility so appreciate the time and effort that is put in to care for the birds. All in all, we were super pleased we brought him along for a day out, it's definitely a day he will remember for many years! Thank you so much!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Zzzxs wrote a review Aug. 2019
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I had visited before with our other grandchildren It s a great place to go for a couple of hours out The children all learnt a great deal about endangered species and they loved all the owls Jamie was brilliant with the display and making it fun and interesting and interactive with the children being allowed to hold the owls Would recommend to all thank you staff of Hawking Centre J Hicks
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Melangell wrote a review Aug. 2019
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We bought a membership here this year as we have two boys who absolutely love the birds. We often time our visits to coincide with the display times (12pm and 2.30pm) and I can't recommend them enough. We could watch the displays for hours and the boys love the chance to get involved and hold the birds.This is a small family run enterprise (if you come expecting Bristol zoo then you wil be disappointed). It is clear when it comes to the birds the owners know their stuff. My only feedback would be that I'd like to see more information boards so I know what I am looking at.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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chickenpieHampshire wrote a review Aug. 2019
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I don’t know what they do with your admission price £16 for a family. The birds live in very poor conditions with no stimulation Orr variety that was obvious in their tiny cages, there is so little to see. & do. Half an hour & we had done it all. Couldn’t bare to wait another hour for the flying display as there was absolutely nothing else to do. The whole place was completely run down. Perhaps they should visit to Hawk Conservancy in Andover to see how it is done properly.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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RD123 wrote a review Aug. 2019
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This place can only be described as a Colditz for birds !! In fact Colditz treated its inmates better probably ... perhaps a Russian gulag or stint on the eastern front during the first world war may be more relaxing for the birds and visitors alike. The staff ... poor and rude .. smelt loads and a visit by the RSPB and environmental health should be advised , perhaps send in the SAS to rescue the animals here. This visit has left my family ( young ) with a vision of hurt and pure disgust .. do not give these jokers your money they will probably spend it on plastic and chuck it in the sea !!!!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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