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.

TBOPC is still CLOSED (Latest Covid 19 statement)

Following the government’s update to the COVID-19 restrictions and our own re-opening plans, Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre does not expect to re-open until Late July 2020.


We are a good way into our planning for re-opening and we’ll keep you posted once we know when we will re-open and provide details about what re-opening will look like.



We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful support you have shown us in recent months. We hope that we have managed to make you feel connected to the goings on here at the centre whilst we have been closed.

We would also like to thank you those who have supported us with donations, raffle tickets and purchasing vouchers and tickets from us for the future, particularly during these difficult times for personal budgets.

Please continue to help us if you can to offset some of our lost income.


Look after yourselves and each other. Stay safe.   


If you have any questions about your experience day with us that has not been redeemed yet and wish to know more about our extension policy please call 01845 587522 and we will happily answer any questions or email mail@falconrycentre.co.uk, Thank you. 


How can you help the centre at this difficult time?

Please continue to purchase sponsorships, experience days or just a donation all are very much appreciated and once this virus has calmed down we will be back with our great displays and great value for money experience days.


Your donation will be gratefully received and will be used to go towards the running cost of keeping the collection going.


Copy and paste to donate www.paypal.me/tbopc 

Gift Vouchers Available for 2020 and 2021

The centre is still closed however our experience days are still available to purchase and redeemed once the centre is back open again.


If you share our passion for birds of prey and would like to get much closer and learn more about them, we offer experience sessions in small groups. This is a great chance to fly a variety of our birds, ask our knowledgeable, friendly and passionate team questions and learn more about conservation and our amazing birds. 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 or eagles.


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.

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

Just Giving Campaign


Weʼre trying to raise £5,000 to help with the on going monthly running cost of Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre during the Corona virus Pandemic Closure.


We are still closed to the public here at the centre to help stop the spread of this horrible virus which in turn has stopped all income to the centre. 


We had only been open for 20 days this season after coming out of a very hard winter. We have lost potential income from all our planned school and coach visits so far and have lost the income we possibly made during the Easter Half Term holidays and the May Bank Holidays.

The staff have all made significant personal sacrifices as our priority is to maintain the high standards of care we always give our birds at our centre.


Your donation will be very gratefully received and 100% will be used to go towards the running cost of keeping the collection going through this Pandemic.


We know these are uncertain times but any donation, big or small will directly help our feathered friends. 

£5 buys 10 Large Mice for Owls

£10 buys 6 Large Rats for Large owls, Vultures, Hawks

£15 buys A fish for the Sea Eagles

£20 buys A box of Quail for the Falcons

Thank you and stay safe.  

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A collection of photos of our birds