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Three amazing flying
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Experience days

Welcome to Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

A visit to Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre is inspiring and uplifting.

The Centre is home to around 100 birds and 50 different species. We have daily spectacular flying demonstrations, where over 30 of our impressive birds fly while looking over our beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Each of the flying display takes place in our arena with a different team of birds for each display so it really is worth planning your day.

We have one of the largest collections of flying birds in the North here at the Centre which enables us to fly an amazing variety of birds in each of our displays. We normally fly a selection of owls, vultures, eagles and kites in every display. Ranging from the 16lbs Stellers Sea Eagle to the 2oz African Pygmy Falcon and with a few more unusual birds included as well, keep an eye out for the cheeky kookaburra, naughty caracaras and the graceful White Storks.

If you share our passion for birds of prey and would like to get much closer and learn more about them, we offer experience days in small groups. This is a great chance to fly and learn alot about a variety of our birds and also learn more about our conservation work with vultures and other species.

We have a selection of experiences to choose from where you can meet a greater variety of our birds, or a more specialised selection of owls, vultures or eagles, just click here for more details.

The centre is now CLOSED till mid-March, but we are still available to take booking and enquires by calling 01845 587522. We are also processing Gift Vouchers, Sponsorships and Gift Experiences daily ready for Christmas and our 2024 season. 

Opening times

18th March 2024 to the 31st October 2024

Closed every Wednesday in March and October.

10:30am – 5.00pm (Last admittance 4:00pm)

Dates Closed in 2024:

  • Saturday 29th June 2024 & Sunday 30th June 2024
  • Saturday 14th September 2024 & Sunday 15th September 2024


Display times

We have daily displays at 11:30am and 1:30pm (March and October)

11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm (1st April to the 30th September)

  • Entrance fees
  • Adults: £9.95 (16 years and up)
  • Concession: £8.95 (65 years and over)
  • Children: £7.95 (children under 3 years go FREE)
  • Family Ticket: £32.00 ( 2 adults + 2 Children or 1 adult + 3 children )

There is no need to pre book for general admittances.

For more visitor information please click here .

For our latest photography policy please click here.


Five-star Experience Days based in beautiful North Yorkshire

Five-star Experience Days based in beautiful North Yorkshire. *****

We provide high quality experiences in a fun and friendly way with plenty of “hands on” opportunities with a vast number of birds. We have been providing these experiences for over 25 years. Our experiences are highly recommended and reviewed, they are also hard to be beaten! 

As seen on The Yorkshire Vet, Summer Time on The Farm and Apple TV!

  1. Gift Vouchers are valid from 1st March 2024 till 31st October 2024. *
  2. Spectator Tickets are available for £19 or £24 depending on which experience is purchased.
  3. Gift Vouchers will be processed and posted within 24hrs.
  4. We run these experiences most days of the week including weekends. *
  5. Vouchers can be purchased through our website or over the phone by calling 01845 587522

Buying gifts from us will help support our conservation work, breeding programs and help towards the upkeep and longevity of TBOPC and all the feathered residents.



Gifts Sarting From £5

If you’re looking for unusual gift ideas this Christmas, we have a great range including everything from day admittance tickets into TBOPC, Gift Experiences, Sponsorship Packages and Cash Gift Vouchers.

Buying gifts from us will help support our conservation work, breeding programs and help towards the upkeep and longevity of TBOPC and all the feathered residents.

What we have to offer:

  • Cash Gift Vouchers starting from £5 click here
  • Admittance Tickets click here
  • Sponsorship Packages Starting from £30 (E-Voucher option not available) click here

The Ultimate Experience Days

Brand new for 2024*

NEW for 2024* Bird of Prey Taster Hour (For up to four adults)

NEW for 2024* Bone Crunchers and Carcass Feeders Experience

  • Half Day Owl Experience
    Half Day Bird of Prey Experience
    Full Day Bird of Prey Experience
    Half Day Eagle Experience
    One Hour Flying Encounter (for up to four people)
    VIP Eagle Experience (November)

Follow the link for more infromation click here




Sponsorship Packages

Sponsor a bird of prey for a loved one this Christmas – the perfect gift for all bird lovers! Whether it is the cute owls, majestic eagles or fascinating vultures that have caught your attention, you can adopt one of them. Sponsorship packages start from £30


Who are you choosing?

  • Dumpling the Pygmy Owl
  • Barley the Barn Owl
  • Peanut the Red Footed Falcon
  • Violet the White Backed Vulture
  • Nanook the Bald Eagle


Whether you decide on a gold, silver or bronze package, sponsoring one of our amazing birds at Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre is really rewarding as you will not only help fund conservation work, you will also help support the upkeep and maintenance of these truly special birds.