A day out in Cheshire like no other...

Join us for a day out at Gauntlet and meet some of the worlds most amazing predators up close. See them soar and glide over your heads in daily flying demonstrations. See an ecosystem created right before your eyes. Learn about the plight of the Vultures and how we're working to save them. Children can use our play fort whilst you sit and enjoy a drink in our tea room, bring a camera and practice your photography skills, or pre-book one of our memorable experiences!!


March - October                    11am - 5pm

7 Days a week

November - February             11am - 4.30pm

Weekends only

                 Admission Fee

Adults                             £8.50

Child (3-16)                  £6.00

Concession                    £7.00

Family (2ad 2cd)          £28.00

Family (2ad 3cd)          £33.00

Under 3's Free!

Daily Events

12pm - Vulture Restaurant

12:30pm - Flying display

2pm - Meet & Greet

3pm - Flying display

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12pm - Vulture Restaurant

The day kicks off with an informative Vulture talk regarding the plight of Vultures across the world, and how Gauntlet works alongside Gauntlet Conservation Trust to help protect these creatures in the wild.

12:30pm - Flying Demonstration

Take your seats and prepare to duck as Gauntlets spectacular birds whizz around our display arena!

Rules of admission

Gauntlet is a no smoking centre, this also includes vapes and e-cigarettes. The use of tripods and monopods around the centre is not allowed unless permission given by management. Ticket valid on day of purchase only and cannot be transferred to another party for use. During flying demonstrations for your health and safety we require all visitors to be seated. CCTV is used throughout the centre for the safety of visitors, staff, and security. During your visit Gauntlet may take photographic images or video to use on social media, the website, or advertising. If you do not wish to be included in these images please make staff aware on admission. Gauntlet reserves the right to refuse admission. All children must be supervised whilst playing on the play area.

2pm - Meet & Greet

A chance to meet some of Gauntlets residents up close! Feel the soft feathers of a deadly Owl, meet one of Gauntlets more smelly residents, and see something devour its lunch!

3pm - Flying Demonstration

Different from our 12:30 display, see a new set of birds take to the skies. Stick around and prepare yourself for the spectacular sight of our most talked about mixed species finale!

Take a break...

In between our daily events you can walk around the centre and see Gauntlets Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Vultures, and some of the more unusual residents!

For children there is our passport trail, goat feeding, cheeky Meerkats, and our play fortress and sand pit! Whilst the kids are playing why not relax and enjoy some refreshments in our tea room. Hot and cold drinks are available alongside snacks. Your are welcome to bring your own picnic and use one of the many picnic areas throughout the centre.

Once admitted to Gauntlet you are free to come and go as you please throughout the day. We are wheelchair accessible and pram friendly.

Our tea room also makes a great place to hold your weekly or monthly meeting! For a meeting with a difference give a call on 01565 754419 and we can see what we can do!