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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kirkleatham Owl Center

Kirkleatham Owl Center
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Redcar
Certificate of Excellence
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Middlesbrough
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Big fan of what these guys do here!
Amazing to see the care for these animals is spot on!
People should visit here purely just to keep it alive!

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English first
York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful owls and animals but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Visited the owl centre for the first time today. I was very impressed by the variety of different owls and birds on display (including my fave the Ural owl). Although a small area they make the most of the available space and most cages and labelled do you know what everything is. Some signs were mixed up but it looks like some had recently moved and just not got quite round to changing.

However today I was witness to what seemed to be a senior manager loudly arguing/discussing a few problems he had seen with the staff. Not only was this very loud (I think everyone on site heard it) but it was also held at the entrance to the attraction. We had to wait for a lull in this conversation to sneak out by a side entrance. It was very awkward, and you could see that other visitors on-site were made uncomfortable by the managers shouting too. I thought this to be very unprofessional. This conversation although seemed to be serious (I will not go into details here, but I heard all of the accusations) it should not have taken place in public, particularly blocking the entrance/exit. This episode spoiled an otherwise lovely visit. Ordinarily I would not have said something but I felt that this let the entire visit down and therefore it must be mentioned.

Please don't be put off by this as I'm sure this was an isolated incident and the actual birds are lovely with some very unusual species for those who visit sites like this often. I would like to visit again in the future, and for those with families it's not far from the kirkleatham museum which has free entry and is just a lovely place to visit too.

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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Raining afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Considering the weather was really bad we still had a nice few hours here. The staff were very friendly and had great knowledge.
Will be going back in better weather

Visited May 2014
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“kirkleatham owl centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our grandchildren love visiting here they have done for a couple of years they are only 5 and 6 but they know most of the birds and are really interested in all the animals make sure you visit in the afternnon to see the flying display usually at 2.30pm excellent.

Visited May 2014
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great little attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great way to spend 1-2hrs on a sunny day. Enjoyed the bird displays and of course Kirkleatham museum next door!

Visited July 2013
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