Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagle and Vulture Park in Knutsford, Cheshire houses over 120 birds from 46 different species.
Established in 1996, Gauntlet is the largest collection of birds of prey in the North West and is one of only 5 bird of prey centres in the UK to be a member of BIAZA              (The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums).


About Gauntlet...

Gauntlet runs a comprehensive range of experiences where you can get up close to our birds and fly anything from a tiny Owl on a taster experience to a huge Eagle on an Ultimate Eagle Encounter.


A visit to Gauntlet gives you the chance to see a wide range of birds from Eagles, Hawks and Falcons to Vultures, Kites and Owls. We also have many more unusual species such as Caracaras, Seriemas, Storks, and Pelicans! There are regular flying displays, vulture feeding and meet and greet presentations.

Conservation and education have always been our founding principles and Gauntlet specialises in educational presentations for schools. Since opening we have educated 1000s of children about the importance of animals and their conservation.

Gauntlet also helps raise funds for Gauntlet Conservation Trust which actively supports conservation projects in the UK, but also internationally - see our conservation page for further details!

Opening Hours:


March - October

11:00AM - 5:00PM

November - February

Thursday and Friday Open- 11:00AM-3:00PM

Weekends Open

 11:00AM - 4:30PM


Gauntlet Birds of Prey

Manchester Road


WA16 0SX


01565 754419


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