Gauntlet Birds of Prey
Gauntlet Birds of Prey – Eagle & Vulture Park in Knutsford, Cheshire is home to over 180 birds from 50 different species. It is the largest collection of birds of prey in the northwest of England and one of only a handful of birds of prey centres in the UK to be a member of BIAZA (The British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums).
A visit to Gauntlet Birds of Prey gives you the chance to see a wide range of birds from Eagles, Hawks and Falcons to Vultures, Kites and Owls. We also have more unusual species such as Caracaras, Red-legged Seriemas, Marabou Storks, and Pelicans!
Every day at the park there are two flying displays at 12.30pm and 3pm, The Vulture Restaurant at 12pm where we chat about vultures in the wild, how they feed and survive and a Meet and Greet session at 2pm where you may meet our smelliest, cutest or largest feathered or furry friends. The park is also home to Meerkats, Goats and Polecats.
The park hosts a wide range of events throughout the year:
• Owls By Moonlight (September to March)
• Afternoon Tea with the Eagles (all year round)
• An Evening with Owls & Friends (March to September)
• Young Falconers’ Club (all year round for 9 to 15 year olds)
• Photography Workshops (all year round)
• Plus Halloween and Christmas Parties
It also has a range of one-to-one or group experiences, allowing you to fly anything from a tiny Owl on a one hour taster session to a huge Eagle on an Ultimate Eagle Encounter. These make excellent gift ideas.
Conservation and education is extremely important in the park, we hold a yearly event for International Vulture Awareness Day, work with schools and outdoor events to teach people young and old the importance of looking after wildlife and the environment they live in.
There’s a play area with a large wooden fort, complete with slide, swing and sandpit, it’s adjacent to the covered picnic area and café. The café serves hot and cold beverages, sandwiches with savoury and sweet treats. You are welcome to bring your own food and picnic in the grounds, we have tables dotted throughout the park. There’s also a gift shop.
A day out at the park is fun, noisy and the flying shows are magnificent! There’s something for everyone.
I came across Graham and his team at Gauntlet Birds of Prey whilst visiting Knowsley Safari Park. I was so impressed by the show that I saw that day, that I had to investigate them further! I revealed of course that not only is their show pretty famous around tourist attractions in the Northwest, but they have a tourist attraction all of their veryI went to visit them near Knutsford in Cheshire, and was so impressed by what I saw both at Knowsley and at their own site, that I simply had to have them in this book. But hey! Don’t just take my word for it, go and visit them for yourself! There you will find over 120 birds from over 45 species, the place is quite remarkable. Together with their Birds of Prey Experiences, they are the leaders of their field, a class above the rest!- Top 100 Review