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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 520176
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of...

Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. We are open to the public 362 days of the year, where you can enjoy our daily flying displays in our purpose built flying arena. In addition, Barleylands Farm & Craft Village offers both indoor and outdoor activities for children, craft shops and tearooms, creating a fantastic day out in Essex for all the family.

We offer a wide range of experience days, which are both fun and educational, catering for all ages and abilities, making them the perfect gift. Our friendly team will make your experience both personal and enjoyable giving you plenty of hands on time with our amazing birds of prey – making your visit to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy truly memorable. A day you will never forget.

For that special occasion, why not have our birds of prey come to you? At the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, we are able to offer tailor-made school visits, static bird displays, educational talks and so much more....

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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5***** Incredible Owl Encounter

I visited the Imperial Birds of Prey Academy with my Gran on Saturday for the Owl Encounter, it was a fantastic Christmas present. We were lucky enough to have Faith to ourselves... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Imperial Birds of Prey Academy with my Gran on Saturday for the Owl Encounter, it was a fantastic Christmas present. We were lucky enough to have Faith to ourselves she is an amazing woman, full of knowledge and showed us she really cared for the birds. We met 6 owls, held 3 of them and flew 3!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hour spent with Charlie. He was excellent with each of 6 birds and my grandson Noah thoroughly enjoyed it all. The kookaburra was a great addition. Well done to all.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had my owl experience today that I received from friends for my 30th. I can honestly say it was fantastic and so informative! Faith was a natural with the owls and clearly had a fantastic relationship with them. They are clearly so well looked after and I was so impressed with Faith's understanding of the birds needs. I hugely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day and enjoyed visit so much. Learn't lots about the Various birds and great experience actually flying them. Would highly recommend to any one and any age. David G. Wale

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had the most amazing day and learnt so much about the raptors. We got to see seven birds up close. Brilliant! And we will go back! Would highly recommend it to anyone!!! Thank you Faith!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I visited yesterday for the Half Day Experience day. I had the best day, so enjoyable. You start of with the smaller birds and work your way up to the bigger ones. I got to experience 10+ birds in the 3 hours holding and flying them out side in the arena. The lady called faith doing the experience was amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My 11 year old daughter and I did the Bird of Prey Experience yesterday with Charlie. We have done a number of experiences with animals in the past and my Daughters expectations were so high it would have been difficult to meet them. But they were exceeded. The balance of inside interaction and outside flying was spot on. The birds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I had a one hour experience today which I thoroughly enjoyed. Faith was very knowledgable and it was a great pleasure to meet her and her wonderful feathery friends. I would highly recommend this experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Bought the half day experience as a gift for my husband's birthday....was great...the birds all have their own personality and character...we had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had a bird of prey experience today with Gary ! What an amazing morning we had ! Gary was fantastic and was very attentive with my son. Thankyou Gary

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