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.
A fun day out for all the family.
Come and see our fantastic collection of birds of prey. We start our flying displays at 11.30 1:30 and 3:30, We fly different birds in each display followed by a handling session, so that you can get closer to these fantastic birds, don't forget to bring your camera.
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Visited 12 April 2013
Yesterday we had a great time at the Falconery centre near Thirsk. With 70 birds there are plenty to see, the Eagle area is particularly impressive. The flying display we saw was really quite something. Our normally wriggly boys (5&3) sat pretty much transfixed on the 4 birds which displayed - barn owl, caracarra, vulture and sea eagle. We were very impressed too and also enjoyed the informative and down to earth style of the falconer who was running the display. There are 3 displays during the day - 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30. A different set of birds are displayed each time. When we go again, we would make use of the day ticket which allows you to leave and re-enter the centre anytime during the day, as to catch at least two of the demonstrations, yesterday was a bit too chilly for us to hang around outside for too long. After the demonstration we all got chance to wear the Falconer's glove and hold a tiny owl - the boys were very thrilled. After; some digging in the sandpit ; swinging on the swings and a picnic we called it a day feeling a good day had been had. A family ticket costs £19 (2 adults, 2 children) under 3's are free.
Gift ideas with a difference
Why not 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, buzzards 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 birds of prey safely which will be followed by a glimpse into the step-by-step guide to training a bird of prey. Why not buy one for yourself or someone you know today?
Gift vouchers are normally dispatched within 24hrs from receiving information request.
Photography Experience Days
Spoil that special person with a day to remember, why not treat them to a Photography Workshop
Bookings are now being taken for Colin Carter's Birds of Prey photography Workshop, this event will be running on Saturday 15th February 2014.
The event will give you the opportunity to take wonderful photographs of our birds both static in natural backgrounds and in action as one of our Falconers will fly our birds with the aim for you to get the best image possible.