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Thorp Perrow Arboretum

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Address: Kings Keld Bank, Bedale DL8 2PR, England
Phone Number:
+44 1677 425323
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Always worth a visit when up in the area!

I live about an hour and a half away from this place but I always think it's worth a visit every now and again, despite the traveling. I used to come here as a child all the time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were rather disappointed by our experience here after reading positive reviews. There were 3 adults and 2 children 5 & 4yrs with us. We just felt the entry fee was very overpriced for what you have to offer. We are well travelled as a family and we have to say that although your play area was lovely and sympathetic... More 

Thank FayeNC01
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live about an hour and a half away from this place but I always think it's worth a visit every now and again, despite the traveling. I used to come here as a child all the time, I loved the place. It's so picturesque and peaceful! The past few times I've been, it's been expanded but it's still really... More 

Thank SianM1998
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant visit to see the snowdrops before they disappear. The grounds were lovely to walk through and promise a spectacular daffodil show in the next few weeks. We'll be back top see those. Watched the birds of prey demonstration which was super.

Thank Tim P
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a bit of fodder in the tearoom. Very pleasant area to walk around. Birds of prey displays a delight and the lady very knowledgeable. Moses was splendid. What a character. Thorp Perrow desperately needs to update it's aged signs and posters. No excuses here really. They are non existent in some areas or are so badly faded they're unreadable.... More 

Thank Alan W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even on a cold day we enjoyed our walk around the grounds following the snowdrops trail. The animal centre was great and we met two very friendly wallabies. The park area was great for children and adults. I would recommend wellies as it was muddy this time of year. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Jenny J
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When me and two male friends went, it was brilliant loads of fun wondering around, and having an owl just over a foot over my head after ducking it was brilliant will definitely be taking my daughter once bigger..

Thank danabelle468
Bedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited last week just for coffee and cake with a friend. Quiet as out of season but lovely for a natter and catch up! Best to visit when weather better so you can spend more time. Take a picnic, wander round the beautiful grounds and wonder at beautiful birds of prey. A great day out for families, couples and friends.

Thank MopsieMoo
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trees and even blossom in January were well worth a visit. The cafe and bird of prey display were open and the wallabies and merecats worth seeing. Well worth half a day even in January

Thank Paul H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

If you like wandering around nature then this is great. Some of the trees are so tall.. The trails are good for kids as there are little chainsaw carvings scattered around and appear out of the undergrowth. The weather is obviously important but when we visited it was a dry cold day, we almost had the place to ourselves. It... More 

Thank V2913DPedwarda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

whatever the season visit this lovely place and enjoy the variety of trees flowers and wild life,a wonderland to take a stroll on your own or to take the family for a super trip into natureland..Paths lead in all directions ,there are play areas and quiet areas,lakes and streams,shrubs and wildflowers,something for everyone,rest assured there will not be a boring... More 

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