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.

Photography Experience Days

Spoil that special person with a day to remember, why not treat them to a Photography Workshop 
Bookings are now being taken for Colin Carter's Birds of Prey photography Workshop, this event will be running on Saturday 21st February 2015 from 11.00 hrs.

The centre will be closed to the general public so our team of falconers will be on hand throughout the experience to ensure you safely enjoy your experience.

The event will give you the opportunity to take wonderful photographs of our birds both static in natural backgrounds and in action as one of our Falconers will fly our birds with the aim for you to get the best image possible.

Colin will be on hand to offer tips and advise if required 


Falconry Experience Gift Voucher

Spoil that special person with a day to remember, why not treat them to one of our Experience days? Falconry UK's "introduction to falconry experience" offers a unique insight into the art of falconry. Throughout the experience, emphasis is "hands on" and you will be given the chance to handle many different species of raptors. The birds used on the experience days are Owls, Hawks, Vultures and Eagles.


The day begins with a tour of the centre where you will be introduced to the birds that you will be encountering on the experience. You will be shown different techniques for handling our birds of prey safely which will be followed by a glimpse into the step-by-step guide to training a bird of prey.

these experiences run 7 days a week through out the coming season.

Why not give someone a special day to remember and come along and spectate yourself.

Sponsor a Bird Scheme

If you would like to sponsor one of our birds, in return for your sponsorship fee your name will be displayed on a board in our sponsored bird notice boards.

What you also get, A certificate showing the name of your sponsored bird, One free admittance to the Centre to view and hold your bird* for a photo opportunity

* Where possible

The fee helps covers the cost of the bird's food for one year.
The bird you sponsor will remain at all times in the care and ownership of the Bird of Prey Centre.


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A collection of photos of our birds