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.

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. 

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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International Owl Society
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A collection of photos of our birds