Visitor information

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre at Sion Hill Hall, was set up to ensure that birds of prey would survive to provide the public with a rare opportunity to see and enjoy these beautiful birds.

If you have ever dreamed of seeing eagles soaring above your head, owls sweeping past or ducking and diving as vultures fly by then this is the place for you!

We fly our birds in three amazing flying displays each day, with different birds in each display and the chance to get up close and personal in a handling session after each display (at no extra cost!). In between displays all our beautiful birds are on display providing great photo opportunities! 

Why not visit us for a fantastic trip out for all the family - and round off a perfect day with a visit to our well stocked gift shop and snack bar?

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Opening times

The Centre is open from the 1st of March 2020 until 31st October 2020

10.30 until last admitance 4pm


Display times

We have three displays per day at 11:30, 1:30 and 3.30

(Weather Permitting) With different birds in each display

Entrance fees

  • Adults: £8
  • OAP: £7
  • Carers £7
  • Children: £6 (children under 3 years go FREE)
  • Family tickets: £24.00 ( 2 adults + 2 Children )
  • Adult groups (10+): £7.00 per person
  • School Group discounts available

We are happy for photos to be taken of our birds including during the flying displays.
However please adhere to the following conditions

No tripods

Maximum lens size no more than 4 inch in length from the front of the camera body. 
 for more information regarding our policy can be found at


Why not consider becoming a Member

Our membership packages start from £35 and include:

  •          Unlimited FREE entry for a rolling 12 months (during normal opening hours)

             10% members' discount in our shop*

             Two Members’ Days where you can bring up to twelve guests each for half price

             Access to Junior members’ events (age restrictions and additional charges)

             Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre Lanyard and membership card

             10% Discount on Experience Days

             Invitations to our special  Events

    Adult Member £50

    Joint Adult £90

    Junior Member £35

    2 x Adult plus 1 child £120

    2 x Adult Plus 2 children £150

    Sorry No Dogs allowed at the Centre

    Thank you


A collection of photos of our birds