Visitor Information

Opening hours:

1st March – 31st Oct

Every day: 10:30 – 17:00
(Last admittance 4:00pm)

3 displays daily:


Different birds are flown in each display



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


What Three Words location:

Tel: 01845 587522


We do 3 different displays a day with at least 9 different birds in each of our displays at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (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 and eagles 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 and naughty caracaras.

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

Entrance fees

  • Adults: £9.00 (16yrs and up)
  • OAP: £8.00
  • Children: £7.00 (children under 3 years go FREE)
  • Family tickets: £27.00 (2 adults + 2 Children)
  • Adult groups (10+): £8.00 per person (must be pre booked)
  • School Group discounts available

  • 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 at the Centre

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.

Birds of Prey of the World – 11:30am

African Adventure Display – 1:30pm

British Birds of Prey Display – 3:30pm

Bird of prey conservation projects centre

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
  • Visit the shop/snack bar for any gifts and souvenirs prior to departure.