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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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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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Fantastic Falconry Day Experience!!!!

This is the 2nd full day experience I've part took in at this venue and loved it!!! Kerry who runs it now with great staff that are very knowledgable has clearly made some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Steven-Helen007
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I would have to say that if I was just reviewing the display section of the visit then I would give this an easy 5 out of 5. To see the birds flying freely in the sky was amazing. These included the horn eared owl, caracara, Hawks, vulture and sea eagle. It was truly the highlight of the day. If... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This is the 2nd full day experience I've part took in at this venue and loved it!!! Kerry who runs it now with great staff that are very knowledgable has clearly made some improvements compared to my previous visit a few years back, when Kerry was a young volunteer (showing my age now lol). You get a lot more hands... More 

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1 Thank Steven-Helen007
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My first visit was the first week of September in 2014 when my Fiance and I happened upon the place by chance after traveling up from Derby. I visit a lot of falconry and bird's of prey centres, and this one is one of the best. This year I visited on an damp and overcast late October Saturday midday, but... More 

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Thank SarahZhaCollins
Portland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Booked the junior halfday falconary experience. The birthday boy loved it. The staff were enthusiastic,knowledgable and keen. The displays were wonderful again the staff showing their knowledge and love of their charges.Overall an excellent morning.

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Thank 543shauns
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Visited in the middle of September Birds are well looked after and good to look at but the place was alot smaller than we expected Display was good, lasted half an hour and staff were pleasant and knowledgeable Just could have done with a bit more there

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Thank dellie1983
Ossett, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We spent a very enjoyable day at the falconry centre arriving for the first display at 11:30. Displays last about 30 minutes and so there is an hour and a half between displays when you can either stay at the centre or leave and return later. Sandwiches and drinks are available and so we had a snack between the first... More 

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Thank Susan G
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited the center after receiving a voucher for a half day owl experience earlier in the year. The experience was fabulous and the group got pleanty of chances to handle various owls, the birds are beautiful and obviously very well cared for. The staff are all very friendly and have a full of knowledge on each... More 

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Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Great day with the team at Thirsk, Hands on experience with the birds, staff friendly and knowledgeable and cater for all of your needs.

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Thank Neil M
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Excellent flying displays and the chance to see the birds close up in their natural habitat not through wire. Small cafe and giftshop - definitely worth a vist.

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Thank Nigel O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Visited here for something to do. Ended up spending all day here and went on a Gold Falconry handling experience. Worth every penny and will defiantly be coming back in the future!

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