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 Year & New Experiences

*New For 2022* - Vulture Experience £135* (handle/fly 7 birds)

VIP Eagle Encounter (November) £155  

One Hour Flying Encounter for four. £130 (handle/fly 5 birds)

Half Day Owl Encounter. £55 (handle/fly 10 owls)

Half Day Birds of Prey Experience. £55 (handle/fly 10 birds)

Half Day Eagle Encounter £85 (handle/fly 7 eagles)

Full Day Bird of Prey Experience. £90 (handle/fly 15 birds) 



  • Gift Vouchers are valid from 1st March 2022 till 31st October 2022.
  • We run these experiences most days of the week including weekends. 
  • Experince Day are run in small groups of up to 6 people.  



Please see our website for more details about each experience or call 01845 587522.


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. 

Sponsorship Packages Starting from £25

The perfect gift for bird lovers, we've got loads of bird species up for Sponsorship.

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 and each can be given as a gift. 

Over 10 of our birds are available for Sponsorship in our Bronze Sponsorship Pack such as Haggis our lovely Tawny Owl.


Each Bronze pack contains:

  • Single Admission Ticket that can be used at any time within the Sponsorship period (each ticket is valid for one adult).
  •  Your name displayed on a 'Thank You' board on our Sponsors Wall of Thanks (by 20th of following month)
  •  On your visit we will endeavour 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


Each sponsorship helps towards food bills, heating, vet treatments and more. We pride ourselves on the high standards of upkeep and care we provide our birds here at the centre.

How can You Help The Centre?

Please continue to purchase sponsorships, experience days or just a donation, all are very much appreciated.

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


Any donation, big or small will directly help our feathered friends. 

£5 buys 10 Large Mice for Owls

£10 buys 6 Large Rats for Large owls, Vultures, Hawks

£15 buys A fish for the Sea Eagles

£20 buys A box of Quail for the Falcons

£50 buys Venison for the Eagles and Vultures

We would like to say thank you for everyones continued support. It has been such a difficult couple of years for everybody but with your kindness and generosity it has helped us get this far so thank you from all at TBOPC.   


A few ways to help:

Sponsoring one of our feathered friends. This can be done in your name or somebody else’s name. 

Pay Pal: www.paypal.me/tbopc 

Winter Refurbishment: https://www.thirskbirdsofpreycentre.com/donations

Food Donation : https://www.thirskbirdsofpreycentre.com/product/food-bill  

Amazon winter wish list :  https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3PX1DRDKTJETV?ref_=wl_share  



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