Visit to Eagle Heights

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Well, it’s that time of the year again when the kids enjoy their first half-term of the calendar year. Today we decided to head up to visit Eagle Heights which is located just off the M20, near the idyllic village of Eynsford in Kent.

190220134050If you’re looking for a great day out which is suitable for both the very young and the very old, and all ages in between then Eagle Heights Wildlife Centre certainly ticks all the right boxes. The centre is situated on a hill overlooking the village of Eynsford and the first thing which strikes you when you get out of the car is just how wonderful the views over the valley and fields are.

Entry price was reasonable and the staff offered a warm and friendly welcome. Billed as one of the UK’s largest birds of prey centres, Eagle Heights has expanded in recent years and now offers more of a small zoo experience rather than being just focused on birds of prey. This was welcome as there are a wide range of animals – meerkats, cheetahs, reptiles, and more – to keep visitors fascinated and entertained.

There are two play areas where children can safely let off some steam, and a well stocked restaurant with a range cold and hot food and refreshments.

We arrived just in time to catch the end of the early display which was not only entertaining but educational, and it was wonderful to see such tremendous birds  as the American bald eagle up close and in flight. The second display later in the day was just as much fun with a wide range of birds on display and in the air. As we headed back to the car, I couldn’t help wondering where the time had gone which is always a good sign.

Verdict: A big thumbs up for Eagle Heights. Great staff, reasonable prices and fun for all the family!

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About Chris Irvine

Husband. Father. Libertarian. Glenman. Liverpool fan. Singer. Songwriter. Ulsterman. Glass half full kinda guy. Smoker.

Posted on February 20, 2013, in Chris Irvine, Days Out In Kent, Eynsford, General, Kent, Photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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