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Family Mensa at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary.

Next up for Family Mensa is a trip to one of the North West’s hidden gems.

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Preston, 12:00, Sunday 27th May 2018.

Time to get up close with some of nature’s most spectacular creatures.

Turbary Woods houses over 90 species of bird of prey, including owls, eagles, hawks, vultures, and some rarer varieties. Homed in open-front aviaries, we’ll be able to witness them at close proximity, before enjoying the sanctuary’s crown jewel: a fully interactive flight display.


As with all Family Mensa events, non-members accompanying a Mensan are very welcome - be they parents, grandparents, siblings or otherwise.

Tickets (available on the day)
Family £15 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Adults £5
Children £3
Amateur Photographers: Extra £5


We’ll meet at 12:00, outside the main entrance. I’ll be holding the Mensa logo on a white piece of paper, whilst trying unsuccessfully to hide my excitement to see the birds, so should be easy to spot.

Latecomers remain very welcome, but please be aware that the flight display will start at 13:00. If think you may need to turn up late, please email me at the contact address below, and I'll send you my mobile number.

Getting there

Take the A59 from Preston towards Penwortham, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Golden Way, A582 (signposted Leyland, Chorley).
At the next roundabout; take the 2nd exit on the A582 to the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit again continuing on the A582 for approximately 1 mile turn right onto Chain House Lane.
Turbary Woods is situated on the right behind Tre-baron.

The post code, for sat navs, is PR4 4LB.


For all further information, and more Family events, don’t hesitate to contact me at:

Or join the Family Mensa Facebook group:

James H. Oldfield

James H. Oldfield

James is a husband and a father. When time permits, he's some other things too. Junior Members and Families Officer, for Mensa North West. Also occasional poet, writer and all-round mangler of words.

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