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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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Fabulous from start to finish

I was treated to a special day of meeting the birds, flying them etc. I was totally blown away by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon B
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Birthday flying Experience

Beautiful birds, with very knowledgeable staff. Very interesting and such an amazing experience to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. We are open to the public 362 days of the year, where you can enjoy our daily flying displays in...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was treated to a special day of meeting the birds, flying them etc. I was totally blown away by the whole experiance

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful birds, with very knowledgeable staff. Very interesting and such an amazing experience to see and handle these magnificent birds up close. the birds look in very good health

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Net1234562018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked after by Adele,great experience and she had alot of knowledge. I was the spectator and my son handled the birds. Will definately go back again for a 3 hour experience in the summer

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lizaStaffordshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the 1-hour Experience which was great fun. In a private cabin, we met 3 birds (Owl, Falcon & Kestrel) and then we flew Jasper (Harris Hawk) in a open field nearby. Our bird handler (Adele) was very knowledgeable & informative. Lunch at the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SPPandML
Reviewed April 11, 2019

I booked this for my partner as a treat as its something she has wanted to do for ages, I've got to be honest it exceeded all my expectations. When we arrived we were met by a lovely lady who proceeded to show us some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed April 2, 2019

My husband was given this gift experience for Christmas. We were introduced to some 'handling' birds inside and then taken outside to fly a snowy owl. Faith, who hosted our experience, was very approachable, knowledgeable and professional. Her passion shone through. We knew nothing when...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Debbie B
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

What an amazing day, I was pleased when I got given the 3 hour experience as a gift, but was over the moon by the time we left. Such a good experience by a very knowledgable and passionate team. Highly recommended and all of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Liz-OBeez
Reviewed March 26, 2019

Excellent afternoon experience getting up close and personal with a number of owls, particularly the great grey owl , Aloomere

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James M
Reviewed March 19, 2019

You just needed to read the other reviews for 2019 as I will definitely concur with them.. Again it was a birthday treat and the chance to handle some wonderful birds of prey and the experience of them flying to you, was amazing. Thanks to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue G
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited in March 2019 for my wife’s birthday. It was a last minute booking that I hoped would be special. We weren’t disappointed one bit. It was so informative and interesting and really good fun! It ended up being one of the best days...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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November 16, 2017|
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
You can book on your own as I did. But there were 3 others there when I arrived
May 6, 2016|
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Response from scox2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hello,I bought an experience with the bird of prey,it was £50 or there abouts,this included a talk about the birds,see the birds and handle some of them and a chance to fly the birds out side,my husband enjoyed it very... More