Falconry UK - Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species.

Eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls will swoop and dive around you as you sit in a beautiful English garden. Our skilled handlers will explain why the birds hunt and fly as they do, where they come from in the wild and how they are trained.

Discover at first hand what makes these birds masters of the skies. Following each breathtaking display you too may hold our birds of prey for The Ultimate Hands on Experience.

VIP Eagle Experience 5th & 12th November 2016

A very limited number of places are available to attend and experience the thrill and excitement of flying a good selection of our eagle collection. The experience will start at 11.00am and run for approximately 3 hours. This experience is strictly for over 18 year olds and you must be fit and able to hold up to 10lbs (5 bags of sugar) in weight on your left arm.

The centre will be closed to the general public so our team of falconers will be on hand throughout the experience to ensure you safely enjoy our experience.

The day will start with a meet and great over coffee and a briefing setting out the format for the experience, we will then venture out on to the eagle lawn and meet the stars of the day. We then commence the first flying and handling session. At a convenient point we will break off for lunch of hot soup buffet and hot drinks, once refreshed we will continue with the second session. During both sessions there will be ample photo opportunities for you to take photos of these fantastic eagles.

The cost of this fantastic Experience is £125 a £25 deposit is required at time of booking and balance to be paid on the day. we can also offer a spectator ticket £15 which will include lunch and hot drinks.

 For more details please contact the centre on 

01845 587522


Falconry Experience Gift Voucher

Spoil that special person with a day to remember, why not treat them to one of our Experience days? Falconry UK's "introduction to falconry experience" offers a unique insight into the art of falconry. Throughout the experience, emphasis is "hands on" and you will be given the chance to handle many different species of raptors. The birds used on the experience days are Owls, Hawks, Vultures and Eagles.


The day begins with a tour of the centre where you will be introduced to the birds that you will be encountering on the experience. You will be shown different techniques for handling our birds of prey safely which will be followed by a glimpse into the step-by-step guide to training a bird of prey.

these experiences run 7 days a week through out the coming season.

Why not give someone a special day to remember and come along and spectate

call 01845 587522 or follow the link to buy on line from £50 

Three Different Exciting Flying Displays Daily

We are now open for our 2016 season the gates open at 10.30 and the first flying display is at 11.30 with different birds in each of our displays with our large working collection of birds the displays vary from day to day, in between the displays you are welcome to sit and watch the various experience days flying a different selection of birds or maybe watch a training session or exercise of the non display birds. 

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A collection of photos of our birds