Cornish Birds of Prey Centre // Newquay Padstow

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Cornish Birds of Prey
Cornish Birds of Prey

At the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre there are more than 50 birds of prey, in addition to many other birds. These include parrots, macaws, pheasants, kookaburras and lots of ducks. There are regular flying displays and various hands-on experiences, involving the birds. The Centre also incorporates facilities for coarse fishing, with more than three acres of well-stocked lakes. The Centre is set on open ground with a gentle slope and stunning views.

For anyone who fancies a whole day surrounded by birds of prey, it is possible to spending quality time getting to know the birds and learning about the art of falconry. This full day, working with the birds, begins at 10.00am with a tour of the centre, followed by a brief talk on the history of falconry and introductions to the various birds. Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day, and the centre caters for all ages and disabilities.

The excellent facilities include tea rooms, serving both hot meals and snacks throughout the day, with a gift area selling souvenirs of the visit. There is free parking and shaded shelters for dogs, which are not allowed in the actual centre. The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre is situated on the A39 at Winnards Perch, between St. Columb Major and Wadebridge and is open throughout the year.