Photography Policy

We are happy for photos to be taken of our birds as they are important ambassadors for their species and play an important role to help protect and conserve.  
Our birds play a huge part towards education, research and conservation projects.
However please adhere to the following conditions.

For more information regarding our policy please click here.

Thank you.


Meet the Minnies Handling Experience

£10 pp (subject to availability)

Enjoy a wonderful time at Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre whilst getting to know and meet some of our smaller feathered friends.

This exciting addition to your visit runs at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Two birds will be able to be handled at one of the dedicated handling times. Photographs are welcome and the duration is around 10-20mins. Please book your Meet the Minnie’s Experience on arrival to avoid any disappointment as this experience is very popular.

We have a selection of feathered friends that might take part on the handling experience depending on the centre’s commitments on the day.

  • Red Footed Falcon
  • Aplomado Falcon
  • Barn Owl
  • Mackinders Eagle Owl
  • White Faced Owl
  • Harris Hawk
  • Kestrel

Purchase tickets at reception. Tickets are non-refundable. Please arrive at the meeting point 5-10minutes ahead of your handling experience time.

We advise for children to be 4 years old and up to take part on this mini experience

This handling experience does not include admission into the centre.