Welcome to Gauntlet Birds of Prey

A trip to our park is a noisy, thrilling affair where you’ll rub shoulders (sometimes literally) with our much loved feathered family

When you enter the park you will be instantly transported around the world with birds from every continent*. Meet Owls, Eagles, Vultures, Falcons, Hawks and our more unusual species like the Marabou Stork or Red-legged Seriema. Spend the day with us, enjoy our magnificent flying demonstrations, vulture talk and the meet and greet session. Whether you’re young, old or just crazy about wildlife – at Gauntlet Birds of Prey there’s something for everyone!

*apart from Antartica for those of you who like things to be accurate

Open for daily visits 5 days a week – Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm, click here for more info on our opening times.

Daily Tickets
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Opening Dates & Times



Events &


Meet the Birds

Gauntlet’s residents range from smart Owls to majestic Eagles, cheeky Vultures to playful Hawks and lots more!

Meet Our Animals

At the park we have a number of animals – from Meerkats and Polecats to Goats. You’ll love them all.

Choose an Experience

We have a range of experiences and events throughout the year. From the Young Falconers’ Club to Photography Workshops.

Come for a cuppa & let the kids play

Our café and covered picnic area is a great place to sit and have a chat with friends and family while the kids play in our adventure playground.

Unlimited admission for 12 months, plus monthly members’ days and a yearly members’ evening. It’s a great way to save money and be part of the ground crew.


We have the largest collection of birds of prey in North West England, and also one of only 5 birds of prey centres in the UK to be a member of BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums).


We have lots of different birds to choose from, why not sponsor Terri our African-hooded Vulture, a Long-eared Owl called Eric, or take a look and pick a favourite.


What’s on at Gauntlet Birds of Prey this Autumn & Winter

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Young Falconers’ Club

Two day events for 9-15 year olds

Photography Workshops at Gauntlet

For photographers of all ages and experience

Owls by Moonlight

Join us for a great evening and meet our feathered family!

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