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One of our course members, ahndling a bird for the first timeOur vouchers make perfect Birthday and Christmas gifts. Why not buy one for yourself or someone you know today?

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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)

Price: £130.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Full Day Birds of Prey Experience Voucher

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre's "one day introduction to Birds of Prey experience" offers 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. 

 The day begins with a tour of the Eagle Lawn that is home to 30 birds of prey. 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 pey. You will get hands on straight away while flying a Chilean Blue Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk and a Barn Owl in our flying arena. We will then move to our Experience Day Lawn where you will get an up close encounter with a lovely White Faced Scops Owl, American Kestrel and a European Eagle owl or another of our Large Owl Species.   

 The day includes a "Hawk Walk" where you and one of our falconers take a Harris Hawk out of the bird of prey Centre and into the grounds of Sion Hill Hall and surrounding countryside. The hawk is then let off to follow along as you walk this allows you to see a bird of prey in a more natural setting the Hawk is then recalled to your glove as we make our way around the estate. 

 After the Hawk Walk you will return to the Centre and have a quick refreshment break. The experience day carries on by flying a Kestrel, Spectacled Owl or Tawny Owl and a very friendly Black Vulture. 

The day ends with our Eagle Encounter which gives you the chance to handle and fly one of our larger eagles here at the centre. For 2017 we have been using one of our stunning Bald Eagles for this Eagle Encounter. (Nanook or Liberty). 

 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.

Price: £85.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Half Day Eagle Experience

Your day starts at 10.30 when you will be met by our team of handlers and introduced to the Equipment and how to handle the Eagles safely, you are then 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. We start with a smaller bird to ensure you are comfortable with the experience, we then start flying a selection of eagles from around the world, working are way up to the magnificent Bald Eagle. (some birds may be upgraded due to weather conditions and the centers commitments)

Our 2017 team were Red Tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Chilean Blue Eagle, Bateleur Eagle Steppe Eagle, Golden Eagle and Bald Eagle 

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

The experience will finish in time for the 1.30pm display which you are welcome to stay and watch.

Age restriction applies from 18 years upwards

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. 

Price: £80.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Owl Experience Voucher

Why not treat someone to a full hands on Owl Experience, the experience starts at 10.30 when you meet and handle a few of our feathered friends from our vast owl collection Following a tour around the Owl aviaries, you will then have the opportunity to fly another selection of owls from around the world. Our Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special experience. The experience finishes in time for the 1.30pm display which you are welcome to stay and watch, you can then tour the Centre at your leisure.

The owls that may be available are Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, White faced Scopes Owl, African Spotted Owl, European Eagle Owl, Spectacled Owl, Great Grey Owl, Makinders Eagle Owl and Northern Hawk Owl (approximately 10 Owls will be encountered on this experience)

 Age restriction applies from 13 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.

Price: £50.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Half Day Birds of Prey Experience

Your day begins at 10.30am and finishes in time for the 1.30pm display which you are welcome to stay and watch.

 Throughout the day, emphasis is "hands on" and you will be given the chance to handle and fly many different species of raptors. 

 The day begins with a tour of the Eagle Lawn that is home to 30 birds of prey. 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. You will get hands on straight away while flying a Chilean Blue Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk and a Barn Owl in our flying arena. We will then move to our Experience Day Lawn where you will get an up close encounter with a lovely White Faced Scops Owl, American Kestrel and a European Eagle owl or another of our Large Owl Species. Your Experience concludes with a "Hawk Walk" where you and one of our falconers take a Harris Hawk out of the bird of prey Centre and into the grounds of Sion Hill Hall and surrounding countryside. The hawk is then let off to follow along as you walk this allows you to see a bird of prey in a more natural setting the Hawk is then recalled to your glove as we make our way around the estate. 

The Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special day at the Centre. (approximately 6 different birds will be used but birds may be upgraded due to weather conditions and the centre's commitments)

 Age restriction applies from 13 years upwards.

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

Price: £50.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Hawk Walk Voucher

We can give you the experience of a life time when for an hour you can accompany one of our falconers and enjoy for yourself the thrill and excitement of flying a Harris Hawk in the glorious countryside around Sion Hill Hall. Admittance for one person into the centre is also included within this price. On your return to the centre you are free to stay and enjoy the later flying displays and tour the centre at you leisure.

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.

Price: £30.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Full Day Birds of Prey Experience Spectator Voucher (only available if accompanying an Experience Day member)

The day begins at 10.30am and finishes at approximately 3.00pm. The Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special day at the centre. This voucher will give you full access to the centre and the experience day members which will enable you to share this special experience and also give you the opportunity to take those dramatic photographs of the experience members flying our birds.

Price: £20.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Half Day Birds of Prey Experience Spectator (only available if accompanying a experience day member)

The day begins at 10.30am and finishes at approximately 1.30pm. This voucher will give you full access to the centre and the experience day members which will enable you to share this special experience and also give you the opportunity to take those dramatic photographs of the experience day members flying our birds. At the conclusion of the course you are free to stay and enjoy the later flying displays and tour the centre at you leisure. The Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special day at the centre.

Price: £15.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Follower for Hawk Walk Voucher

This voucher allows you to accompany the hawk walk and includes admittance to the centre. under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Price: £12.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

Owl experience spectator (only when accompanying an owl experience day member)

The day begins at 10.30am and finishes at approximately 1.30pm. This voucher will give you full access to the centre and the experience day members which will enable you to share this special experience and also give you the opportunity to take those dramatic photographs of the experience day members flying our birds. At the conclusion of the course you are free to stay and enjoy the later flying displays and tour the centre at you leisure. The Falconry staff will be on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable and special day at the centre.

Price: £12.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

5 Gift Voucher

You can now buy a gift voucher in multiples of £5 which can be redeemed at the Centre against general admittance, food and drinks, gifts or part payment towards Experience days

 

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.

Price: £5.00

Please note that the experience days all need to be pre booked by calling 01845 587522 during the centre opening hours.

After completing the payment process, we will contact you (usually by email) and ask you for the 'name and address' you would like us to put on the course gift voucher, and where to send it to! This can be a different name and address so as not to spoil the suprise.

Once your course has been paid for, we regret that we are unable to issue refunds. However - we can re-schedule your course date or re-issue your gift voucher with a different name if you require.

 
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