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Written on: 03/09/2013
I visited the Welsh Hawking Centre recently and was appalled at the facilities and condition of the set up. It is extremely run down and could only describe the place as a Health and Safety executives nightmare. 1. Cages are dirty and don't look like they are cleaned on a regular basis 2. Seats on concrete bases are broken, easy to trip over and cause injury. 3. Play area for children. Please avoid at all costs. Wooden structure is rotten and unsafe Should be covered / protected… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/01/2012
The good: - The opportunity to see an average (not great) variety of different raptor (birds of prey) species ranging from tiny owls to a couple of large eagles and vultures for a fair price of £5. The bad: - Absolutely awful facilities for both the birds and visitors (notes about the 'cafe' and toliets are documented accurately in previous reviews); the place looks like a run-down farm yard with many of the enclosures in desparate need of cleaning and repair (I felt forlorn for the… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/05/2011
Good Points: There were none. Bad Points: First impressions of the Welsh Hawking Centre when we arrived was it looked like a run down farm yard. When we started seeing the birds I was very shocked in the disgusting conditions most of them were kept in. Some birds were tethered inside small and dirty enclosers while others that weren't tethered lived in dirty and dilapidated pens. They were small, dull and cold looking. Most enclosers were covered in poo and smelt. The Owl pens were the worst… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2011
- The opportunity to see an average (not great) variety of different raptor (birds of prey) species ranging from tiny owls to a couple of large eagles and vultures for a fair price of £5.
- Absolutely awful facilities for both the birds and visitors (notes about the 'cafe' and toliets are documented accurately in previous reviews); the place looks like a run-down farm yard with many of the enclosures in desparate need of cleaning and repair (I felt forlorn for… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2010
Avoid this place like the plague!I'd have given no stars for this review, but you're not allowed.
The birds are kept in dirty, rotting enclosures, full of nettles and half eaten chicks. The droppings look like they have not been cleaned up for a long time and the stink emminating from the cages covers the whole of the park.
The day we were there, no birds were being flown due to someone 'calling
in sick' but I find myself wondering when the last time they were flow was.
There were 3… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/08/2010
Gutted I didnt read the last review. The facilities here are terrible - especially the toilets - I'd rather go in a bush!. The whole place is run down and rotting away. The "security fences" were rotten and had nasty rusty nails poking out - not good for an 18mth old! The play area was beginning to rot away and I did not even want to venture into the cafe as the rest of the place said it all. Birds were lovely but their cages rotting and nettles everywhere. I really hope someone somewhere… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/05/2010
Terrible attraction. No organisation, messy appearance to the entire place. Awful, uninformative and messy signs for the animals that were poorly written and many enclosures had no signs at all. Geese seemed to be the main attraction and seemed set on attacking all the visitors. Dirty toilets, awfull enclosures. the place needs a jolly good makeover - the paths and fences were messy and there were stinging nettles everywhere. The enclosures were bare and filled with weeds and chick… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/10/2009
Don't go if you or your kids are squeemish about seeing dead day old chicks being fed to the birds and their remains lying about all day afterwards. Having said that good for photographers as the birds are taken out and tethered in the open all day. Flying display always very good and again good photo opportunity. Pity the cafe never seems to be open when we visit anymore. Would attract more visitors and keep them there if it was. Horses and rabbits and guinea pigs add to the attraction. Plenty… Read Full Review
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