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Falconry UK

Sion Hill Hall | Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU, England
01845587522
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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,... more » 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.. « less
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Loved our day here. Got there before the display so walked around the enclosures first . The display was excellent really close to the audience and a great informative narrative from Kerry.We had our lunch on the many picnic benches available but there is a small coffee shop inside. After the display they brought some birds round for people to... More

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Huddersfield
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had this half day experience bought as a Xmas Gift, what a fantastic idea. It was a great way to learn more about birds or prey, get to handle them and walk with hawks flying alongside. The weather was glorious, which was a bonus, the location is stunning, with such a friendly, family style welcome, even... More

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I bought a whole day hands on experience for my wife. We were made very welcome when we arrived and had a cup of coffee whilst our guides told us what we were going to do for the day. It was an absolutely superb day, with close up flying and handling of these beautiful birds. Our guides and handlers had... More

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Kompong Som
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My son expressed his desire to go here when I came up from Wales to visit him. The centre is set in lovely countryside and we were welcomed on arrival by Kerry, Colin and David who were all incredibly passionate and knowledgable about all the birds. This place is like a large avian family with a few humans thrown in... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After our first visit a few months ago we booked a half day falconry experience. Lovely day with a small group and very attentive and knowledgable staff. Flew a number of beautiful well cared for birds and finished off with a hawk walk which was very entertaining. Very privileged to be in such close proximity. Also worth noting is the... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

This isn't Lightwater Valley so don't expect rides, fast food or crazy golf like a couple of the disappointed reviewers here. However, if you like to be close to eagles and owls and have them fly over you with interesting commentary then this is for you. We found the staff enthusiastic and knowledgeable and eager to answer our questions after... More

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

brilliant half day we took friends from Dewsbury they really enjoyed it as we did it was our second time we went mainly for the owls my wife loves them the little owl was something else plus the big eagles etc café & shop were very good & reasonable we will go again sometime it is highly recommended.

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Loved it all, particularly the hawk walk with Dave, the information passed on and the range of birds handled from a little owl to a golden eagle called Boris - brillo! :)

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Derbyshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We took part in the full-day falconry experience last year and had a great time so came back again this year with friends who wanted to do the experience as well. Had a great day with such useful information from Kerry, Colin and Dave. Nikki and Hugo the dog in the cafe/shop were lovely too! Had a fab time in... More

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Munich, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The half-day experience on falconry was the best thing I have done on a vacation for years. Learning to handle the birds of prey is a great experience. The staff is very experienced, kind and witty.

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