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“Superb afternoon”

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb afternoon”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Bwlch Nant y Arian is a wonderful place, just off the main road but in a very picturesque setting. There are two adventure playgrounds to keep the children entertained, an easy half-hour walk around the lake and a well-stocked cafe. The main draw is the red kite feeding at 3pm (2pm in the winter months). Just beforehand, the skies resemble a Heathrow holding pattern as 150 birds of prey circle and jostle for the best position. It's pretty spectacular, even from the cafe's outdoors seating area. Parking is free with a Forestry Commission Discovery Pasd.

Visited July 2014
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Paignton
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Exciting Day”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

What a great day we had. Its free to get in to see the kites and walk around the site, you just pay £3 for parking. There is a lovely cafe and shop selling Kite paraphernalia. At 3pm the guy wheeled the barrow out with all the meat in and by this time the Kites had been gathering, circling, calling and sitting in nearby trees. They knew what the time was! There was a feeding frenzy which went on for about 15 minutes, plenty of time to take lots of photos. The lake had other birds such as Tufted Duck and chicks, Little Grebes and chicks, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Mallard and a massive feeding station just outside the cafe with lots of Siskin, Greenfinch and Chaffinch all jockying for position. A totally enjoyable and relaxing afternoon.

Visited July 2014
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Eccleshall, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Red Kite feeding station”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Anyone interested in Red Kites,this place is a must. The lady guide gives a talk for about 10 minutes then you walk down to a viewing area where you get a great view of the Red Kites being fed. The day we were there(July 23rd 2014)there was between 130 and 180 birds coming in to feed. You will need a good zoom on your camera to get some close up photo's. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Cork
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely family day out”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We visited in July and thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. The kids, 12, 8 and 4 enjoyed the playgrounds and we all enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the lake. Really nice day out.

Visited July 2014
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Wigan Lancashire
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Red Kite Viewing Point”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

If you want to see the majestic Red Kite in all its glory this is the place to be. Hundreds of the birds turn up from everywhere for the daily feeding time of 3pm summertime, 2pm winter.

Visited July 2014
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