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Bird & Falconry Centre

GosHawk at Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre

GosHawk at Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre


Kingsley Bird and Falconry Centre

01538 754784


The Sanctuary, Sprinks Lane,
Nr Cheadle,
ST10 2BX


Nestled on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Churnet Valley, a “little piece of heaven” is taking shape for a couple who have invested the last seven years of their lives on an incredible project. Their task has been to transform a 30-acre site, much in need of some tender loving care, into a unique habitat for some very special birds. In a delightful woodland setting, visitors can now marvel at the sight of rare and spectacular owls and birds of prey from around the world. They might choose to join a guided tour, experience supervised one-to-one handling or spend a half day learning about falconry, but whatever the option, visitors leave in awe of these majestic birds and cannot fail to be impressed when they hear of the dedication of a very determined couple of conservationists

On-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Opening details

Tours: 11:00 - 16:00 every hour. Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Open Bank Holidays.


Adults: £8.00, Child: (3-12) £5:00, (Under 3's) Free, Family: (2+2) £23.00

Guided Tours: Adult: £12.00, Child: (3-12 ) £7.00, (Under 3's) Free, Family: £33.00,

We also offer customers a number of other activities these include:
Bird handling which lasts for around 1hr during which you will handle a number of different birds of prey: £30.00

Half day bird experience, this encompasses both handling and instruction on Falcons, Hawks and Owls including Flying: £100.00

1 Hour Flying either a Hawk or Falcon: £50.00



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Map reference: SK 012478  Lat: 53.02798 Long: -1.98289

The centre is situated on the South East slope of the Churnet Valley 10 miles East of Stoke-on-Trent and 3 miles north of Cheadle. It is to be found three quarters of a mile along a narrow road from the A52.

From Stoke-on-Trent
take the A52 heading East towards Ashbourne. After about ten miles pass through the village of Kingsley and then after a further half mile take the minor road to the left sign posted with a brown sign to the Wildlife Park

From Ashbourne.
take the A52 heading West. After about four miles the A52 branches off to the left with the A523 continuing straight on. Continue along the A52 for a further six miles and just after crossing the river Churnet turn right onto the minor road sign posted with a brown Wildlife Park sign.

Parking: free


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • bird sanctuary, dogs will disturb the birds

  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


  • The bird centre is built on a steep wooded hillside, only the cafe would be suitable for wheelchair users & disabled toilet.

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