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Review of Talon Falconry

Talon Falconry
Ranked #11 of 35 things to do in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located within a purpose built complex on our 175 acre site, you'll find our awe-inspiring Lightwater Valley Falconry, which is home to over 50 amazing raptors including Owls, Falcons, Eagles and Hawks. There are also Rheas, Snakes and our inquisitive Ferrets too!Established to raise awareness of a wide selection of breath-taking birds, this facility offers a truly unique experience. As well as having the opportunity to see how these amazing birds are trained and handled and to learn about every aspect of their daily lives, visitors have the chance to watch dramatic flying shows every day (during theme park opening hours). In fact, you could even volunteer to pull on a gauntlet and allow our trained raptors to land on your arm or have your photo taken with one of the magnificent creatures.Lightwater Valley Falconry is open all year round, and in addition to the main Bird of Prey Centre also offers a unique range of falconry attractions including Hawk Walks and Owl Experiences.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A very good show even though the heat was quite unbearable. The birds are fantastic and this is the 2nd time I have been. I would highly recommend it.

1  Thank S-T-Barnsley
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

What a great way to spend an hour or so, you can get really close to most of the birds, the staf are very helpful and informative. It's well worth taking in the flying display 2pm or 4pm as you get to see them in all their glory, very informative narration throughout.

1  Thank Dominic M
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a fnatastic time at Talon Falconry on Friday to celebrate my daugthers birthday. Chris is so knowledgeable about the birds that he had 3 9 year olds hanging on his every word. The flying display was brilliant and centre was immaculate. We'll be going back again soon and would highly recommend that if you go to Lightwater Valley you take time out to go and meet the birds and the excellent staff

Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Lovely owls and a great display of these stunning birds. They fly so close that you can get brushed by their wing tips. Great commentary from the falconer!

1  Thank Rockdoctor2804
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This attraction is now called Lightwater Falconry as it forms part of the theme park. I visit often as I have adopted one of their owls. There are plenty of birds to see, various owls, a red kite, a bird native to Australia (but I can't spell it!), some snakes (behind glass), ferrets and two large rabbits. They fly the birds twice a day, and however many times you witness the display, you can always learn something new. The falconers like to get the children involved too, and they love it. Take your camera and get some great shots.

1  Thank aissiegirl
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