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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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One of the most amazing experiences of my life!

I did the 2 hour owl experience and it was seriously one of the best experiences of my life. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jaime J
via mobile
Eagle Experience

Just had a fantastic day with Will enjoying the Eagle Experience. We've been to several Bird of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“flying display” (58 reviews)
“meet and greet” (28 reviews)
“owl experience” (16 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did the 2 hour owl experience and it was seriously one of the best experiences of my life. I adore owls but haven't spent much time up close and personal. I learned more in 2 hours than I thought possible and fell even more...More

Thank Jaime J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a fantastic day with Will enjoying the Eagle Experience. We've been to several Bird of Prey Centres but Gauntlet have by far the best selection of birds. We were extremely well looked after and got to handle an amazing selection of birds. Highly...More

Thank AmeliesMum2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a brilliant full day experience with the birds, learning all about them and flying them too, this was one of the best days out I have had for a long time. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ashy67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full days Eagle experience learning about them,feeding them and flying them. Had a good look round and saw 2 flying displays. The 3pm was a fantastic show . All the staff were really friendly and the hospitality was great. Not one fault with the day...More

Thank asmith_937801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My other half bought the day as a birthday surprise, knowing how passionate I am about owls. I wasn't disappointed! I loved the whole experience and it was brilliant being hands on with some of the owls, especially Yoda who was a feisty cute little...More

Thank nilebabe1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A full day handling about at least 8 birds and flying some, I lost count. Will was great and answered any questions we had. We watched the 2 flying displays as well and had time to look around all the enclosures as wel,as a guide...More

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was bought as a birthday gift for my other half. The day was great from beginning to end. The hands on experience was brilliant and the staff went above and beyond in making our day special. Would highly recommend a visit!!

1  Thank kyles2102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place! It is only £8 for a standard entry but you can even leave like we did for lunch and come back in for free. The centre is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. It has so many...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren here for a day out and all enjoyed it thoroughly. The kids liked the close up encounters and the child-focussed things like the compare your wingspan board. We're birdwatchers and have been to some displays where we felt the birds were...More

Thank wanderingdubyas
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Will was an exceptional tour guide. He went above and beyond all our expectations. My husband and his friend handled all the birds. Will has patience beyond anyone. Lunch was included this was huge and exceptional quality. Thank you Julie ( the lady...More

Thank LilyFowkes
gauntlet1002, Manager at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review Gauntlet. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and the Ultimate Eagle Encounter! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Gauntle

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cath g
24 July 2017|
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.
Chelo M
20 July 2016|
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Response from Brit_in_USA_2010 | 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.
20 July 2016|
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Response from gauntlet1002 | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs into the centre. Thanks Shell Gauntlet