Visitor Information

Opening hours:

The Centre is open from:

18th March 2024 – 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

Daily Displays:

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)

Different birds are flown in each display


There is no need to pre book for general addmittance


Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre
Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske
North Yorkshire


What Three Words location:

Tel: 01845 587522


We have daily displays with at least 9 different birds in each of our displays. (weather permitting).

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.

You can also expect to get very close to our birds as they swoop over your head whilst our passionate and knowledgeable display team provide light-hearted and informative commentaries.

In-between displays you can view our very impressive collection of birds in their rest areas. You may also see more birds flying in either a training session or on one of our very popular experience days. With block paved paths the access is great, picnics benches available to enjoy snacks from our well-stocked gift shop or bring your own picnic, we also offer hot and cold drinks.

We also run pre-booked Experience Days most days which you will be able to view from the public areas.

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 Tickets: £32.00 (2 adults + 2 Children or 1 adult + 3 children)
  • Adult Groups (10+): £8.95 per person (must be pre booked)
  • School Group Discounts Available: Pleas call 01845 587522

  • Snack Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities
  • Picnic Area (outdoor eating only)
  • Disabled Parking and Access To All Areas.
  • All Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Sorry No Dogs Allowed Including Service Dogs.

We are happy for photos to be taken of our birds including during the flying displays.
However please adhere to the following conditions

  • No tripods
  • Maximum lens size no more than 4 inch in length from the front of the camera body. For more information regarding our policy can be found here.

Plan your visit

  • No need to pre-book.
  • Arrive 10 minutes before our 11:30am display. Our displays normally have 9 or 10 birds flying in each one. After the display there will be a chance to ask the handlers any questions you may have.
  • Explore the other 100+ birds on display.
  • Feel free to use the shop/snack bar for a bite to eat. We offer fresh sandwiches, crisp, cakes, plus hot and cold drinks are available or try an ice cream to cool down on a hot day.
  • Picnics are welcome.
  • You will be now ready for our 1:30pm flying display.
  • After the display there will be a chance to ask the handlers any questions you may have.
  • You may also get the chance to watch birds being exercised or in training.
  • Remember we also have our 3:30pm flying display to enjoy. (1st April – 30th September)
  • Visit the shop/snack bar for any gifts and souvenirs prior to departure.