Budding ornithologists can fill up their photo albums or, more likely, instagram pages during an hour spent camera-snapping birds in flight and static. There'll be a variety of native and non-native birds to photograph, including buzzards, great grey and eagle owls, and a harris hawk. For the motion shots, the birds will be flown in a mesh-less environment so as not to obscure the pictures, and for the static shots they'll be set up in a private area. Bird-watchers should bring their own equipment, and will be part of a group.
Choose from the following options for a one-hour bird photography experience:
- £14 for one person (60% Off)
- £26 for two people (63% Off)
- £49 for four people (65% Off)
Eccleshall's Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is a sanctuary for exotic animals and birds of prey. The registered charity houses over 30 species of animal including bird, primate, reptile, and raccoons. The centre was founded in 1993 and is open to the public six days a week excluding Tuesdays, from 10.30am-4.30pm. It offers basic bird-handling and falconry lessons, and a photography experience. Gentleshaw is also the first point of contact for Raptor Rescue, a national service for endangered birds of prey.
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre has been liked a squawking 1716 times on Facebook. It's also well-reviewed on Trip Advisor, with the vast majority of users rating it 'Excellent'. Reviewers were particularly frilled with its accessibility for young children, its birds of prey and other residents, and knowledgeable staff.
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93% of 152 customers recommend
“A great attraction for animal lovers. Friendly, helpful staff and an interesting collection of animals.”
“A wonderful team of volunteers run this adventure for youngsters to learn about wild life and have hands on experience. The Meerkats were wonderful and climbed on my...”
“A wonderful team of volunteers run this adventure for youngsters to learn about wild life and have hands on experience. The Meerkats were wonderful and climbed on my grandsons lap and did not want to get down!The staff are so caring for the animals and the young people You feel very safe for them. A truly wonderful day for youngsters. The second time I have been with grandchildren. A lovely birthday present for an 11year old. .”
“I can recommend Gentleshaw as an ideal place to take children on a day out. The centre has have a wide variety of animals, birds and reptiles to view housed in pens...”
“I can recommend Gentleshaw as an ideal place to take children on a day out. The centre has have a wide variety of animals, birds and reptiles to view housed in pens arranged around a lawned area. There is also a small railway and an activities area with climbing frames etc for children to let off steam .Gentleshaw Wildlife centre is located adjacent to a large well stocked garden centre with a cafe and toilets so a pleasant hour or so can be spent after visiting the Wildlife Centre.”