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.

The centre is now closed for our Winter Season

The centre is now closed for our Winter Season, however Gift Vouchers for the 2020 season are available. Our amazing hands experience days make great unusual Christmas or Birthday presents and are easily purchased from either this website or by calling 01845587522 to purchase with credit or debit card, so why not treat that special person to a day they will allways remember.

Gift Vouchers available now for our 2020 Season

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre offers a varied selection of Gift Experiences from a Hawk walk to a Full Day Birds of Prey Experience


All our experiences offer a unique insight into the art of falconry. Throughout the day, emphasis is "hands on" and you will be given the chance to handle and fly many different species of raptors.

We aim to ensure that our experience days are high flying and we are constantly planning and working new additions to compliment the existing flying team.


For the 2020 season we plan to introduce more new exciting band unusal birds like Tiny the young European Eagle Owl, Pingi the African Pygmy Falcon, Maniera a large falcon and Branston the Common Kestrel to the experience day teams. (on the Full Day Experience you handle/fly 12 different birds, on the Half Day Experience you fly and handle 8 different birds)


The day begins at 10.30am and finishes at approximately 3.30pm. Refreshment breaks are included and the Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special day at the Centre.(approximately 10 different birds will be used but birds may be upgraded due to weather conditions and the centers commitments)


Age restriction applies from 16 years upwards.


Buying as a gift, not a problem once you have purchased the voucher we will email you requesting the relevant information ie name for the voucher and delivery address.

Please note

Due to the physical nature of this experience you must be able to hold 10lb in weight in your left hand unassisted and be able bodied.


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 


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A collection of photos of our birds