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Falconry UK

Sion Hill Hall | Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU, England
01845587522
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.We also provide falconry experience days for both adults and children, experiences days start from £30..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Had bought my husband a half day falconry experience for his christmas present last year and finally managed to take it today! Was a bonus that Kerry kindly fitted me in to fly birds too! The centre was spotlessly clean and all the birds were in great condition. Both Kerry & Colin were the perfect hosts, their enthusiasm and love... More 

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Yorkshire
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3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

To set the scene ... It is our wedding anniversary and we are booked into the Crab & Lobster for DB&B ... What to do before 3pm check in ... Trip Adviser to the rescue... The Falconry Centre in Kirby Wiske. I am not usual a fan of birds/animals in cages but this was A OK. The enclosures were the... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This bird of prey centre is quite small but has a wide selection of birds, some of which are regularly brought out and flown. We were given the chance to have a Harris hawk flown to us and to hold a barn owl. My sister (16) was also allowed to hold a male Golden Eagle after correctly guessing the weight... More 

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Cardiff, UK
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyable afternoon out. Was not impressed by size when walked in but actually quite a large number of birds. Walked in for the start of one show, watched the show and then they said they would get some birds out for us to hold. Brought out two Owls, got to hold and have picture taken with them and then had... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a treat for my mum's birthday. She loves owls and Birds of Prey. And what a treat. She got to handle the owls, and as it was her birthday, they flew an owl to her. She thought it was amazing. The staff where great, and used a wide variety of birds in the demonstrations. We saw eagles, vultures,... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Absolutely fantastic day out! The birds of prey here are amazing, beautiful creatures. There are a lot to see, all the bird enclosures have information boards about the birds, their habitats etc. The staff are so friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They do displays with the birds twice a day and they fly the birds amongst the audience. You can have... More 

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Thirsk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very interesting and entertaining, and a real treat to see the birds so close up. Good for adults and kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is second time we have visitied Falconry UK. Excellent day out for all the family. Military discount entitles serving member to enter for FREE, and we also took advantage of the 2 for 1 Facebook offer they had running. Costing us only £6 for 3 adults for a good part of the day. We arrived in time for the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wow what a great day. Very interesting and factual. Family run business. Colin was so accommodating and couldn't be more obliging in answering questions. The displays were awesome and conducted in the most professional way. All birds extremely well looked after and cared for. Could have easily spent the whole day there, with three different displays to watch. All facilities... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a lovely morning here, looking at all of the birds and talking to the people who work there. As other reviewers have said, it is small but we knew that before we went so only expected to be there an hour at most, but ended up staying all morning. We didn't use the cafe but there's plenty of... More 

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