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National Centre for Birds of Prey

#1 of 18 things to do in Helmsley Features Animals
| Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB, England
+44 844 742 2035
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB, England
+44 844 742 2035

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Went along with two grandparents, us and the kids; 11 and 13. Really enjoyed the displays; full of information and great opportunities to get up and close to the birds. Staff friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. Will come again

Thank CAROScott
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Fantastic day out in glorious setting. Numerous birds of prey and owls to see and actual flying displays throughout the day. Staff are extremely helpful and very knowledgeable and only to eager to help. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Good selection of well-cared for, well-presented birds. The flying show was good fun, even if it was blowing a gale and cold. The staff really worked hard to make it a good experience for us.

Thank Bobbysgirl626
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This place is well worth a visit, we traveled from Hull which was around 53 miles one way the wife & I took nearly 500 photos of the birds and enjoyed the bird show plus the staff were very friendly, helpful and caring. Plan to...More

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We had a brilliant time today at the centre. We arrived In Time for the first flying demonstration in the morning, popped into Helmsley for lunch and got back in time for a good look round and to see the last demonstration of their magnificent...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed April 14, 2017

I visited the National Centre for Birds of Prey on a cold grey April day. The centre is set in the very pleasant surroundings of Duncombe Park near Helmsley. Wandering around the aviaries and seeing the wide variety of types of hawk, owl and eagle...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I have visited numerous 'Birds of Prey' attractions, but this is the largest one by far. The large number of birds that are on show is very impressive and the site is in an extremely picturesque location. As it is located in the grounds of...More

Thank murram2016
Charlie_Heap, Owner at National Centre for Birds of Prey, responded to this review

Not sure what to say because there ARE toilets at the cafe. There is a baby change facility and they are disabled friendly as well. They are clearly signed too!

Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

A really nice open and accessible park. The aviaries seem fairly new and are clear and easy to get to. It was fairly quiet today with only a handful of visitors. Also quite blustery at times but it calmed. The bird shows were fun and...More

Thank Damian3279
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I visited the centre with my wife and was surprised to see the the amount of different species that were on display. We had a good walk around looking at the birds in their cages, but some of the birds had been taken out and...More

Thank bouser23
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We came here with my mum and two nephews. Most of the birds were in cages or sat outside them to suit their personality and interest. Until the shows which are amazing! The staff here blow your mind as they are exceptional!! Their passion and...More

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Elizabeth A
How do I get there from Helmsley?
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Charlie_Heap | Property representative |
Follow the brown signs to "birds of prey centre" and "Duncombe park". We are a 2 minute drive or 12 minute walk up a slight hill through the parklands
Is there any discounts with York Pass please?
July 30, 2016|
Response from Charlie_Heap | Property representative |
The York Pass gets you in for free - how's that for a discount?!
Do you have a disabled or carers concession?
October 24, 2015|
Response from Charlie_Heap | Property representative |
Hi - we offer free admission to the carer, so long as that carer is essential for the disabled person to visit. All the best