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Gauntlet Birds of Prey

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Manchester Road | Next to Fryer's Rose Nursery and Garden Centre, Knutsford WA16 0SX, England
+44 1565 754419
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Fantastic and informative day out!

Gauntlet have been into my son's school as part of the children's topic enrichment and had really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
linny78
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warrington
“Hoots of fun”

I was beyond impressed with the amazing set up and layout! I was beyond blown away with how the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
104kerryann
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Gauntlet, Eagle & Vulture park is the largest bird of prey park in the Northwest of England. With over 120 birds of prey, ranging from the smallest owls to the worlds largest eagle and Vultures it really is a haven for animal lovers. Gauntlet has two daily shows at 12.30 and 3 during the months March-Oct and during the winter months weekends only. As well as our two daily displays we have vulture feeding and meet & greet. We have a large children's play area with plenty of room for picnics. We are on the same site as Fryers garden centre and you can leave at anytime and come back for our displays. For those wishing to get closer we have bird of prey experiences which are run 7 days a week throughout the year. This gives people the opportunity to handle and fly the birds.
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Manchester Road | Next to Fryer's Rose Nursery and Garden Centre, Knutsford WA16 0SX, England
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+44 1565 754419
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"flying display"
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"meet and greet"
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"garden centre next door"
in 8 reviews
"eagle encounter"
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"taster session"
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"little owl"
in 12 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 8 reviews
"birthday present"
in 7 reviews
"harris hawk"
in 9 reviews
"wander around"
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"whole family"
in 8 reviews
"play area"
in 14 reviews
"birthday party"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the money"
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"value for money"
in 12 reviews
"rainy day"
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"hawk walk"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gauntlet have been into my son's school as part of the children's topic enrichment and had really inspired my son. He has done lot of independent research and has made a powerpoint about owls on his own on the back of their visit into school...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was beyond impressed with the amazing set up and layout! I was beyond blown away with how the staff were welcoming and friendly! The day we arrived it was throwing it down and so busy with at least 50 visitors and the staff (Shelly,...More

Thank 104kerryann
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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Gauntlet! We’re glad you enjoyed your day, despite the persistent rain! As you saw, it doesn’t stop us :) Hope to see you again soon when the sun is shining!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Gauntlet on 4th April having booked a taster session for our son's 9th birthday. He has described it as the best present he's ever had and had a really wonderful day. Joe who ran the session was brilliant really kind and patient and...More

Thank Katie W
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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We’re glad to hear your son enjoyed his birthday taster experience. Look forward to seeing you soon on a more sunny day!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute decision to visit the centre on Good Friday and arrived in time to have a look round at the birds before witnessing what was a really informative and very enjoyable display and talk. All of the birds were housed in...More

Thank themiller2018
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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your day! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here just in time for the three o'clock demonstration, which was fantastic. A good variety of birds exhibited, very friendly and informative hosts, and of course a beautiful setting. Reasonable entry fees, very much worth the money. You can walk around both before or...More

Thank Christopher R
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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet, we're glad you enjoyed your day! We are currently in the process of looking at student discount so watch this space for your next visit! See you again soon! Gauntlet

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister gave me a taster session voucher for my birthday. I have a disability and my wife called to make the booking. The staff were most helpful on the phone and took the trouble to ensure that everything would fit around me, When we...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet, we're really glad you enjoyed your experience. The experiences are for you guys so we are always happy to tailor them slightly to meet your needs so we're really glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Hope...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us visited Sun 18th March - braving the snow and freezing temperatures - and are so glad we did! We had the meerkat experience package. Words cannot do justice to how good a day we had. From the moment we arrived, we were...More

Thank daveyboy77
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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're really glad you enjoyed your day despite the testing British weather! Hope to see you all again soon! Gauntlet!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Gauntlet is clearly a place that cares passionately about wildlife. There is a fantastic array of birds to see across all genre's. The staff are very laid back, welcoming and willing to share their expertise. We had visited previously but on this occasion it was...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed the birthday party! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again Gauntlet

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I've been here twice now, once last year after my Mum brought a half day experience for my partner & I came as a spectator- we had such a great time that I brought the same experience for my Dad for his Christmas present &...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet! We’re really glad you enjoyed both your experience days - and our display! See you soon for Owls by Moonlight! Thanks Gauntlet

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Fantastic bird of prey centre, I have visited several times. Very reasonable prices, and much larger than you first think when you go in. Every time you round a corner, there are more birds. The flying displays are brilliant, really informative and changed at different...More

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gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We’re glad your enjoy your repeat visit’s! We’re always glad to speak to you so come and chat at any time! See you again soon! Gauntlet

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cath g
24 July 2017|
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Response from AngelaG | Reviewed this property |
Adults admission is £8.50 each according to the website. All the information you will need on the website. Look at "things to do Knutsford" on Trip advisor, the website is there.
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Chelo M
20 July 2016|
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Response from Brit_in_EU2014 | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic benches and they are happy for you bring your own food. There is also a shop selling souvenirs, sweets, drinks and ice cream.
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20 July 2016|
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Response from gauntlet1002 | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs into the centre. Thanks Shell Gauntlet
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