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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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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A fantastic day out

I would really recommend visiting this centre. They have 3 displays throughout the day 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm and after the displays you get the chance to hold one of the smaller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kerry-Ann R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would really recommend visiting this centre. They have 3 displays throughout the day 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm and after the displays you get the chance to hold one of the smaller birds from the display, also they show off different birds in each display too so it's worth sticking around for the displays. Even if you are the only... More 

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Thank Kerry-Ann R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought my husband a half day experience for his birthday- I was a spectator. Visited on 22/7 .. Can't recommend this place enough- fabulous team with a real passion for their work! Great value for money lots included in the half day experience but wish I'd done the full day as it was so interesting. Only downside is that he... More 

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Thank Adale68
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well looked after and great interaction with all types of birds. No hesitation in recommending this venue to all. Kids would love this too.

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Thank Beverley L
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived just after opening time which gave us time to walk around and observe the birds that were on display. At 11:30 we witnessed the first show of the day which was excellent. Stayed for the second show which didn't disappoint either. The handlers are all very accomplished when it comes to showtime and their knowledge and information is second... More 

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Thank Flotom49
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has to be the best falconry centre we've visited. We went midweek and it was nearly empty. The staff were friendly and very informative. Nothing was too much trouble and our children (boy aged 11 and girl aged 9) were made to feel special. Kerry was very knowledgable and clearly passionate abou the birds. We arrived at the end of... More 

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Thank ThreepioHall
Otley, N. Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most worthwhile activities I have engaged in for quite some time. The half day had just the right balance of information and hands on experience. The staff were both friendly and knowledgeable and the overall impression was of a very well run and professional organisation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out. Staff were all friendly and happy to talk. It was a great opportunity to see an amazing selection of birds up close and in flight. Chance to hold a variety of birds after each performance.

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Thank paul L
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with my husband and brother had a fantastic day, found out loads of info from the very friendly and knowledgeable staff about the different birds i was that impressed i got my brother a sponsership for spike the barn owl. Were definitely going again

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good attraction for all the family. I visited the centre with a group of older people on a coach trip, we were met by a good team of people with tea and cake. The display was very good and very informative. We were invited to hold one of the birds of prey afterwards. The place where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Loved Ringo the vulture and his mate Gonzo. Flying display was very enjoyable, with lots of information and fun with the birds who decided to play their own game rather than stick to the script. Handling option after the display is a nice touch. Great wheelchair access. Lovely staff. Well worth a visit!

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