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.

Christmas gift ideas with a difference

The Centre is now closed to the general public for our winter season. Our Birds are due a little break and we can have time to do some general maintenance. Bespoke experience days and handling packages are still available while we are closed but MUST be pre booked. Just give us a ring for available dates and to discuss what is available. Tel 01845 587522


We are still available to book or purchase our experience days for the 2018 flying season.


Want to give a Christmas Gift with a difference this year?🎅🏻

Thirsk Birds of Prey centre provides a variety of experience days that are relaxed but informative and very much hands on. We pride ourselves on providing quality experinces that invlove a high number of birds of prey from our vast Flying collection. We have been providing these experinces for over 25 years. These experiences are well recieved and reviewed and run in small groups of upto 6 people.


🎄Gift Experinces we have to offer:

Full Day BIrd of Prey Experience      (handle or fly 11 Birds)
Half Day Bird of Experience              (handle or fly 7 Birds)
Eagle Encounter                                 (handle or fly 7 Birds)
Half Day Owl Experience                   (handle or fly 10 Birds)
One Hour Hawk Walk                         (fly 1 hawk)
One Hour Family Flying Enconter      (handle or fly 5 Birds)


Gift Vouchers will be dispatched within 24hrs of purchase. Email vouchers avaiable up to and including 25th December. Gift box option available for £15

Vouchers can be purchase online, or by calling 01845 58752


We all would like to Thank you for another great season and hope to see our regular guests as well as new guests next year.


Keep us in mind for Gift Experiences and Sponsorships but other wise have a lovely winter and see you in March.


Experience Day Gift Box Option

If you would like your Experience Day voucher gift packaged, we can do that, your gift box will contain your voucher, a quality metal Key Ring, a fridge magnet and a compilation photogragh of some of the Experience Day Birds all packaged up and sent to your chosen address. The Gift Box will be tailored to your specific experience day gift voucher.

New for 2018 Family Flying Encounter


New for 2018 we are introducing a Family Flying Encounter, This experience day is for two adults and two children*  to come along as a family and fly a selection of our friendly feathered friends in our flying arena for one Hour, you will get to meet and fly at least five different birds including Owls, Kestrels and Hawks. Your experience will finish in time for you to be able to watch one of amazing flying displays and look around our fantastic birds of prey collection.

Children Age restrictions apply (8 to 16 years old)

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