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Falconry UK

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Address: Sion Hill Hall | Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU, England
Phone Number: 01845587522
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Description: 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 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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Really enjoyed this place. Well priced, even if the place us a little small. The main reason to go here is the shows they put on as the one we saw was brilliant. I've not been to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this place. Well priced, even if the place us a little small. The main reason to go here is the shows they put on as the one we saw was brilliant. I've not been to any other places of this type that allowed such a close & unobstructed view of the birds. Well worth a visit.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visited again at the weekend with friends really enjoyed to be able to get close to the birds was fantastic and understand how different birds react was very well explained well worth a visit

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great visit. As a small family run business you really get the personal touch. Very informative and great displays of birds.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Although this is a fairly small centre the displays make it worthwhile. There are 3 displays on per day where you get to see around 5 birds fly and show off their skills. Afterwards the staff bring out a small bird of prey for the crowd to handle and take photos with. We had a good time here and learned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Such knowledgeable staff, such amazing birds; a wonderful, never-to-be-forgotten experience. Thank you so much.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very enjoyable day. Lots of birds to look at. Watched the first flying display at 11:30. After the display the staff offer the birds to be held for pictures and answer any questions. We then had a picnic lunch and looked around the site. Soon it was time for the next flying display. Thanks Kerry and Colin for a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited the Falconry Centre whilst staying in Thirsk. We didn’t know what to expect, but after reading good reviews we decided to give it a go. After walking around and seeing the birds we decided to stay for the 11:30am flying demonstration. I would definitely recommend doing so, as it gives you the opportunity to witness the breathtaking ability... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Despite being a rainy day, and our family being the only people there, we were treated to our own personal bird show. This was the best one we've seen, and we've been to a lot as our two year old is obsessed with owls! The staff were wonderful and there were lots of different birds to see and a good... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's not the biggest falconry centre about but well worth a visit. The birds are easily seen in good clean cages or out on roosts and there is a fine selection. We could only stay for one flying display which was very good indeed, plenty of different birds with an informative commentary. Overall, a good place to spend an hour... More 

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east yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Visited this centre on an owl experience day. The three members of staff that dealt with us were excellent all very passionate about their job here and you could tell by how the birds reacted with them. A very lovely hands on experience with plenty of information given by all three. The Owls are really lovely birds and all seemed... More 

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