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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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Well worth booking an experience or attending as a spectator - informative and very enjoyable

We bought a half day experience voucher for our 24 yr old daughter and I joined her as a spectator at an additional cost of £15, (which enabled me to be with her group through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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258 reviews 258 reviews
21 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We bought a half day experience voucher for our 24 yr old daughter and I joined her as a spectator at an additional cost of £15, (which enabled me to be with her group through the whole morning to take lots of photos and videos of her and the various birds - spectator status just meant that I didn't get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a great place to see birds of prey. The flying displays were a great chance to see these birds in all their glory. Make sure you time visit to see the display. 3 displays a day. The experts are fantastic, happy to chat at length about the birds. Most people don't hang around too long but we hung... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We loved our afternoon here, it was amazing.the work they do here is brilliant and my partner had a great time for his first experience of birds of prey. Would definitely reccommend it for an afternoon the staff are welcoming and knowledgable.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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