Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

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    Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park is set in a beautiful part of the country.  Surrounded by open countryside, the attraction offers 100 acres of beautiful woodland gardens.  Within the gardens, there are walks, trails and glades to explore. In addition to the gardens founded by Sir Leonard Ropner, they have one of the finest collections of trees in the North of England. They also have an excellent Bird of Prey and Wildlife centre.

     

     

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum includes Milbank Pinetum planted by Lady Augusta Milbank in the nineteenth century and the 16th century Spring Wood. The attraction has some beautiful gardens that you can wander around. Located within the gardens there are numerous lakes and streams providing great opportunities for family adventures. Thorp Perrow is home to five National Plant Collections consisting of Fraxinus (Ash), Tilia (Lime), Cotinus (Smoke Bush), Laburnum and Juglans (Walnut). Thorp Perrow Arboretum also boasts 66 Champion trees in its collection.

     

    The Falcons of Thorp Perrow

    Tucked away at the back of the attraction is the old walled garden.  This is where you will find The Falcons of Thorp Perrow, an impressive collection of birds of prey and mammals. The attraction hosts daily flying displays within a large open area. The Falcons of Thorp Perrow incorporates the opportunity to learn more about birds of prey and associated wildlife, with the enjoyment of hands on experience for all the family.

     

    Thorp Perrow Flying Demonstrations

    Flying demonstrations which include lively and informative commentary are held up to three times a day (see website for details). The demonstrations give visitors the opportunity to witness the breathtaking ability of eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures and owls from all five continents of the world. They also provide the opportunity to participate in the flying demonstrations, under the guidance of trained staff. Following each demonstration, guests are given an opportunity to meet the birds.

     

    Thorp Perrow Mammal Centre

    The Thorp Perrow Mammal Centre is open every day, attractions include Meerkat Island and Wallaby Wood. Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park offer a number of Hawk Walks and Courses for an additional charge.

    Wallaby - Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park
    Wallaby – Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

     

    Children’s Activities

    In the springtime, children can get the opportunity to meet with one of the young owls or falcons hatched through the breeding programme. Throughout the season new arrivals can be observed, going through the training programme. There are tree trails, a nature trail and a dedicated children’s trail. Children will love the large woodland playground.

     

    Woodland Adventure Playground - Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park
    Woodland Adventure Playground – Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

     

    Thorp Perrow Tearoom

    The attraction has a nice tearoom where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a cake. If you like days out on a budget then there are also plenty of picnic benches set in beautiful surroundings. Located alongside the exit is ‘plants at Thorp Perrow’ giving visitors the opportunity to purchase some of the plants seen in the gardens to take home.

     

    Picnic Area - Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park
    Picnic Area – Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

     

    Events

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park holds a range of events throughout the year. Some of the highlights include Easter Trails and the Enchanted Wood Trail. Please refer to the attraction’s website for full details.

     

    Website Links

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park Official Website
    Thorp Perrow Falcons and Mammals
    Events at Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park was last modified: April 19th, 2017 by Dan
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    1. Dan Post authorThorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park
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      We had a fantastic family day out at the beautiful Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park.

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