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“A real gem”

The Welsh Hawking Centre
Ranked #9 of 20 things to do in Barry
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A real gem”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

A fantastic day out for the family. We were really surprised with how good a day out it turned out to be. Our three children really enjoyed the whole day, especially the interaction with the birds during the flying displays.
We will definitely be visiting again....and very soon.
My advice would be to bring along a picnic and have a great day.

Visited August 2013
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“Fun and Interesting Day out”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

The birds and shows were fantastic. The staff were so friendly, professional and passionate about the birds. We had such a good day. So many species of birds, owls etc to see. Also good value for money and educational.

Visited August 2013
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“This is what a day out should be”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This is a day that will remind you of what a day out really can be - for adults, teenagers, children - even babies!

Amazing raptors from all around the world are on display, in grounds that could be out of the Darling Buds of May... a stream running through the middle, horses to stroke, geese chasing around, chickens looking for some food from your children...

And what we loved best was that everything is run by one family. They are not just the owners, and expert breeders of the fabulous birds, but they are also the managers of the grounds, the teachers who run the courses, the people who fly the birds.

If you are looking for a high-tech sanitised experience (probably over-priced) that is the mark of so many places these days, we would not recommend here. On the other if you are looking for a day where your children can experience animals first hand, birds literally on their hands, a friendly family who will tell you anything about everything about birds and the other animals, and a lovely surroundings to wander about in... all for a few quid; this is for you and your family.

Thank you Welsh Hawking Centre. It was good to be back this summer. We will come again and again (at your prices that ain't a problem).

Visited August 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Great time”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Great selection of birds, brilliant flying display and a very welcoming atmosphere. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day their.

Visited August 2013
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“Trip to Welsh Hawking Centre with 10 year old girl and 7 year old boy”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The kids loved their visit - I took them last year and they asked to go again. There was a flight display which was great - the handlers gave interesting information about the birds and fielded questions - the children were fascinated by this. The handlers are all knowledgeable and experienced and this comes through. We spent the rest of the time taking a leisurely walk around the site - there are all sorts birds - birds of prey, turkeys, owls, chickens, and some fluffy little bunny rabbits. We will be returning for another visit.

Visited July 2013
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