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.

New For 2017 Half Day Eagle Experience

New for our 2017 season we are introducing our exciting new Eagle half day Experience.

As seen on The Yorkshire Vet.

Your day starts at 10.30 when you will be met by our team of handlers and taken onto the eagle lawn to meet the stars of your experience

 Throughout the experience, emphasis is "hands on" and you will be given the chance to handle and fly different Eagles. 

 You will be shown different techniques for handling birds of prey safely which will include a brief insight to how we train a bird of prey.

Your experience concludes with you flying two of our larger eagles


The Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special day at the centre.

Sponsor a Bird Scheme

Some BIG, some small, some weird but all of them WONDERFUL... and with your support that's the way we can keep it.

It costs from just £25 to sponsor your favourite bird, and straight away we'll give you a FREE ticket for a day at the centre. There are three packs to choose from, the Bronze Sponsorship Pack, the Silver Sponsorship Pack and the Gold Sponsorship Pack each can be given as a gift.

The Packs include



 Admission Ticket that can be used at anytime within the Sponsorship period (each ticket is valid for one adult).

Plus one further Admission Ticket to attend on one of our Sponsor's Days with the chance to meet the keeper. (other Sponsors present).

Your name displayed on a 'Thank You' board on our Sponsors Wall of Thanks (by 20th of following month)

On your visit we will endeavor to let you hold your chosen Sponsored bird where practical (if your chosen bird is not suitable to be held then we will substitute a more suitable bird) please bring your camera so you can take lots of photos of this memorable occasion.

Thank you letter

Image of your Sponsored Bird

Personal Sponsorship certificate

You can pay for your sponsorship pack using Paypal. Just click on the bird you wish to sponsor, then complete the payment details or call the centre to discuss the various packages available, call  01845 587522

Christmas Gift Vouchers for our 2017 Season

Its not to early to start thinking about Christmas Gifts for someone special, How about a Birds of prey Experience as an unusual Christmas gift? 

Why not try one of our Experience Day Gift vouchers.
Prices start from as little as £30

We have a selection of experience days to choose from
Hawk walk (1 hour) £30
Adult Half Day Falconry experience 3 hours (13 yrs and over) £50
Adult Full Day Falconry Experience 5 hours (16 yrs and over) £85
Owl Experience 3 hours (13 yrs and over) £50

How it works
You can purchase a gift voucher that will be valid from 1st March 2017 until 31st October 2017, gift vouchers get posted out in plain envelopes, all the recipient needs to do is call the Centre to book a date to come and do their experience, we run our experience days seven days a week.

You wont find our Gift Vouchers advertised or offered on any discount sites 

Our Experience days are highly regarded as quality hands on experiences with a great selection of different birds handled and flown.

All experience Gift vouchers include admittance into the Centre to see our fantastic large working collection of birds of prey and watch our exciting flying displays which include owls, eagles and vultures. 

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