Falconry UK - Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

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.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

The centre is now closed for our Winter Season, however Gift Vouchers for the 2020 season are available. 

We provide high quality experiences in a fun and friendly way with plenty of “hands on” opportunities with a vast amount of birds. We have been evolving our experience days for over 25 years. Our experiences are highly recommended and reviewed and offer great value for money. 

You will not find our Experience Days discounted or advertised on third party websites or gift websites. 

Amazing birds plus experienced staff equals a memorable experience.

We host a number of Experience Days here at the centre starting from just £30.

Have a look at our very popular Half Day Eagle Encounter and our jam packed Full Day Bird of Prey Experience, you will not be disappointed.  

For more information click on the link or call 01845 587522. You can purchase our gift vouchers via our website or over the phone. 

New for 2020, One Hour Taster Session for up to 4 Adults.

NEW FOR 2020.

We are hosting a  One Hour Flying Taster Encounter. 

This experience is for up to four adults to come along as a group and fly a selection of our friendly feathered friends in our flying arena for one hour, you will get to meet and fly at least five different birds including Owls, Kestrels, Buzzards and Hawks. 

Your experience will finish in time for you to be able to watch one of our amazing flying displays and look around our stunning extensive birds of prey collection.

This Experience includes your General Admittance into the centre so you can watch the three different flying displays if you wish.

Follow the link for more information thirsk birds of prey centre


Minster FM Listeners Awards 2019


WE Won Gold!! We are very proud to say that we are an Award Winning Centre as we have been voted "Best Small Attraction" in the Minster FM Listeners Awards 2019 


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International Owl Society
International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
International Owl Society
Yorkshire Tourist Board member
A collection of photos of our birds