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Falconry UK

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Address: Sion Hill Hall | Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU, England
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Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and...

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 arena. 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.We also provide falconry experience days for both adults and children, experiences days start from £30..

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Amazing experience with great people

This is a fantastic experience for anyone interested in birds of prey. We travelled from the midlands, to the races at Thirsk and to visit here too, it was well worth it. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic experience for anyone interested in birds of prey. We travelled from the midlands, to the races at Thirsk and to visit here too, it was well worth it. The place is so lovely, its in a valley and the sun shone all day making it an even better day. The owners and staff are very caring... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what an day here great day they talk to you all about the birds that they have and great display

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Thank gemleelydia
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Something here for everyone, ran by a lovely family who know their stuff. Great day out with 3 displays featuring 21 different birds and other birds are brought in between to have photos with. Great to see birds doing what birds do rather than treat it like a show.

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Thank Notgordon
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to go here on Good Friday for a half day Eagle Experience that had kindly been booked for me by my wife and father-in-law. From the moment I walked in I was dealt with in a professional but also very friendly manner by all the staff at this fabulous family run centre. I was talked through... More 

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Thank Graeme G
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked two full day birds of prey experience for my husband and I. My booking was complicated but the lady on the phone (and reception) was pleasant and very helpful. It was a little expensive but in my opinion well worth it. It is aimed at adults or teens, so I would not recommend this for families with small... More 

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Thank GrumpyHamster
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here last week for a full day Falconry Experience & a Spectator. The day was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The staff here are so enthusiastic in everything they do & the the welfare of the birds is always their first priority. The whole day was extremely well organised & the staff were all really lovely. The... More 

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Thank Andrea C
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The centre is very well set up with lots to see, some unusual birds that I had never been so close to. The most amazing thing for us was to see large birds flying to the lure. We had seen white tailed sea eagles in Mull and Skye, but never thought we would see a flying display including these enormous... More 

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Thank sophisticat2016
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a brilliant place. Such a great selection of birds and the venue and facilities great. We went on a very chilly day but worthwhile in every way. Owls are our favourite in particular Misty!! All handlers really friendly and knowledgable - such a worthy cause and work that they all do. Definitely worth a visit anytime!

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Thank Elaine P
Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Treat for my wife was the full days falconry experience and it was excellent.. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience,handling birds from little owls to the .The staff are excellent and very informative and really care for the birds and their welfare.I cannot rate this place highly enough.Thoroughly enjoyable ,great value and well worth a visit.

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Thank squonk999
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Thirsk birds of prey centre. The staff doing one of the three daily displays was very informative and kept it interesting. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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