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.

Valentine Date For two

Your experience starts with an introduction talk whilst you enjoy a Bucks fizz or a hot drink.

Then its time to meet the birds.

You will each get the opportunity to handle the following birds,

Two Large Eagles together         Golden eagle and Bald Eagle

Two Large Hawks         Chilean Blue Eagle and a Red Tail Hawk

Two larger owls         European eagle owl and spectacled Owl

Two Barn owls

We will be on hand to tell you about these fantastic birds and to take photos if required.

Once we have handled all of the birds we then venture out into the beautiful grounds of Sion Hall for a walk with our pair of Harris Hawks. Our hawks will be flown free and the focus is on you doing the flying and we will do the talking.

On completion of the Hawk Walk we will return to our reception area where you can enjoy a hot drink before your departure and collect your mementos of your experience.

You will get a Gift Voucher for one day’s general admittance for two into the centre to visit during our open season, a complementary bottle of fizz, chocolates, a red rose and a memory stick with all your photos ready for you to either print or view on your own device.

The cost for this exclusive two hour package is £100 per couple, three sessions available on 12th, 13th (Sold Out),14th(Sold Out) and 15th Feb at 10.00, 12.15, or 14.30 to Book call 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 

Owl Experience Gift Voucher

Do you have an Owl lover in your family? if so why not treat them to our bespoke Owl Experience, its a total hoot, the experience starts at 10.30 when you meet, handle and fly a selection of our different owls that we have here at the centre. Our Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special experience. A break for refreshments is included. The experience finishes in time for the 1.30pm display which you are welcome to stay and watch, you can then tour the centre at you leisure.
Age restriction applies from 13 years upwards.

Price: £50.00


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A collection of photos of our birds