Bringing lessons to life...

Since 1996 Gauntlet has been educating individuals of all ages from all backgrounds. Our interactive and hands on demonstrations ensure we hit relevant key stage areas, or required topics on request.

Gauntlet is the largest Birds of Prey center in the North West and houses over 150 birds including Owls, Hawks, Falcons, Eagles, Vultures, and some of the more unusual species such as Marabou Storks and Pelicans!

Gauntlet is open for school visits all year round, alternativeley we can bring a selection of birds to your classroom!


" I just had to write to say a big thank you for a wonderful class visit on Wednesday. Children and adults all had a fantastic time. We felt very relaxed in the capable hands of your staff.

Despite the cold, we were all smiling and thank you for adjusting the activities to account for the weather! We felt the schedule was well balanced with time in the barn and time to roam independantly. Thanks once again, i'm keeping my fingers crossed we can return in the future!"

Bollington Cross Primary School - Feb 2018

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Meet Noisy!

This short film was made by film student Alison Hitchens studying at the University of Salford.

Noisy is one of our Common Buzzards and as part of Alisons course she produced this film aimed at children, introducing them to birds of prey and their training.

Take a look, show your class, and let us know what you think!

"Lots of opportunities to see, touch, watch, fly birds. Thank you to all involved"

Cloverlea Primary School - March 2018

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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