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.

Just Giving Campaign

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We have had to close the centre to help stop the spread of this horrible virus which in turn as stopped all income to the centre. we have only been open for 20 days this season after comming out of a very hard winter. We have lost potental income from all our planned school and coach visits so far and we will in all probability still be closed over the Easter Holidays, The staff have made personal sacrifices and are priority is to maintain the high standards of care we always give our birds at our centre.

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

 

Centre is now closed for the foreseeable future Coronavirus

Due to the government guidelines on social distancing, we’ll be closing the centre for the foreseeable future. We feel we need to do our bit to help reduce the spread of this terrible virus and keep our visitors and staff as safe and healthy as possible. Rest assured that we have measures in place to make sure our birds are well-cared for; that is our top priority. 
In order to do that, we need to do our best to ensure we have a strong and healthy bird team to take care of our birds, themselves and their families. 

We pride ourselves on meeting our customers expectations and we will do our best to answer your questions in the days and weeks ahead. We will post regularly on our website and social media pages as new information becomes available. If you have bookings with us, we’ll be in touch to rearrange them. We’ll do our utmost to take care of you. In the meantime please bear with us if we aren’t as responsive as usual.

We have been over-whelmed by the support and understanding we have received over the last week and we thank you for your understanding. It’s not easy for any of us to cope with the circumstances we’re facing. Look after yourselves and each other and hopefully we will see you all later in the year.

 

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.

 We have lost potental income from all our planned school and coach visits so far and we will in all probability still be closed over the Easter Holidays, The staff have made personal sacrifices and are priority is to maintain the high standards of care we always give our birds at our centre.

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

Gift Vouchers available now 2020 and 2021

The centre has now closed for the foreseeable future, we have today (24th March 2020) suspended all bookings for the next three weeks pending further instructions from the goverment,

however our Gift Vouchers make great presents for that special person in your life so why not treat them to one of our fantastic Experience days that can be redeemed once the virus has passed. 

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. 

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A collection of photos of our birds