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Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

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Fantastic day out

We visited this centre in October just before it closed for the winter. The center isn’t hugh and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Bird of Prey experience day

What an amazing day this was. The package was bought as a birthday present as I have a lifelong... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David W
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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...more
Sion hill hall | Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU, England
+44 1845 587522
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this centre in October just before it closed for the winter. The center isn’t hugh and is accessible for people with mobility issues or a buggy. There is a wide range of birds of pray to look at, but the main attraction for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing day this was. The package was bought as a birthday present as I have a lifelong interest in birds of prey and have been to many displays all over the country over many years, however this was the first time I was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my birthday I was given a voucher for an owl experience. It is something I have always wanted to do. I was not disappointed. It far exceeded what I hoped it would be. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely cared for the...More

Thank rowann17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I / we have been to several different Falconry centres around the North of England but this one at Kirby Wiske is definitely the one, in my opinion, that is the best. Myself, son and grandson visited and we were all glad that we did....More

Thank Retsof26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little trip out the boys liked the bird displays and learning about each bird out flying for the demonstration, nice way to pass a few hours

Thank ni13naomi
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Brought my boyfriend here for the half day falconry experience as a surprise last Sunday. I paid to be a spectator so got to experience everything without having to be hands on. There were only 4 in thy group so everyone got to handle the...More

Thank Sarahlouise1846
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely fantastic day here today on their birds of prey experience. Flew a huge variety of birds from a Chilean blue eagle, to a tawny and barn owl, a vulture!!! A Harris hawk, amongst many others with the highlight of the day flying...More

Thank Sox1234
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We spent 5.5 hours here arriving at 11:20 just before the first display at 11:30 and stayed for the 1:30 & 3:30 displays. The variety of birds was impressive with different birds being displayed at each of the three displays. The presentation and information provided...More

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This place was another lucky find for us after searching tintyweb for places to visit during our stay near Pickering. Set in an idyllic location in the country, the local views and surroundings are beautiful. The displays are excellent and really informative and the staff...More

Thank steverR7453YG
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Lots of birds to look at from kestrels to vultures. The three flying displays are great and the staff try very hard to ensure everyone gets up close to the birds around the arena. The opportunity to hold the birds and get photos with them...More

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4 August 2017|
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Response from martin n | Reviewed this property |
not sure but check out the website,well worth the visit