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.

Valentine Date For two (Click Here)

Our 2020 Valentines date for two experience is a date not to be missed

Your experience starts with an introduction talk whilst you enjoy a hot drink. Then it’s time to meet the birds! You will each get the opportunity to handle the following birds.

Two Large Eagles - Golden Eagle and Steller's Sea Eagle 

Two Large Birds - Gyr x Peregrine Falcon and European Eagle Owl

Two Small Owls - Barn owl and Tawny Owl (an opportunity may be available to fly these two owls weather permitting)

Two Micro Falcons 

We will be on hand to tell you about these fantastic birds and to take photos if required. 

Once we have handled all the birds we then venture out into the beautiful grounds of Sion Hall for a walk with our pair of Harris Hawks. Our hawks will be flown free and the focus is on you doing the flying and we will do the talking. 

On completion of the Hawk Walk we will return to our reception area where you can enjoy a hot drink before your departure and collect a memento of your experience. 

We will be limiting this experience package to Specific dates and times so please ensure that you choose the date and time that suits your plans.



Gift Vouchers available now for our 2020 Season

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. 

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 


enjoyEngland.com Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
International Owl Society
International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
International Owl Society
Yorkshire Tourist Board member
A collection of photos of our birds