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“Fantastic family day out..lovely place”

York Bird of Prey Centre
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Huby
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: York Bird Of Prey Centre is home to over 80 Stunning Birds Of Prey. Including owls, vultures, hawks, falcons and even eagles! We pride ourselves on giving a HANDS ON EXPERIENCE here so we have an exciting daily program which includes flying demonstrations, regular educational talks, and the opportunity to handle our birds throughout the day. We offer one to one experience packages which gives customers an experience they will never forget, we are also available for outside events such as school visits, weddings and other functions. Sponsorship packages are also available for all of our birds, and we do run several special events throughout the season such as car shows, and photography days! Check out our website for further details! Please note we are disabled accessible, we have an onsite cafe serving cold food and hot drinks, unfortunately dogs are not allowed on site. We are also closed on Tuesdays and would also close in severe rain and wind. Please contact us for any further information!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

I took my 2 children age 9 & 11.. i got a voucher off groupon. Good value for money even without voucher...small but simple cafe..we took picnic thou..but had ice creams and tea and cakes later...very reasonabley priced. Everyone really friendly and a proper family day out. They involve everyone in all events...both kids got to hold birds and later they got out some owls for you to handle and stroke. Flying displays were great...various birds out and they kept a black tailed kite out just flying round all day...it was just flying about all day...a lovely sight. They got all kids up a few times to get involved and my son got to fly a harris hawk...he was delighted. I cant rate this place enough...its a family buisness...so really laid back and friendly making sure your enjoying your self and getting to see all. Kids really loved all aspects of the day espec getting to see a golden eagle.. they liked all staff...George the geordy was really funny. Also they have a lovely friendly dog and even let kids play with him when all flying displays done...much to their delight. Will definately return..thankyou for a fab fun filled day out..

1  Thank Suzann E
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Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Our second visit here in 6 months!
This is a truly fabulous family day out! We got to hold owls and birds if prey... The staff ooze passion and their knowledge is by far the best!
Highly recommended whatever your age!

Thank AJF69
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went on a Groupon offer and had a cracking time. This is a real hands on place and all the staff are first class. Can't fault anything, nice cafe there as well with homemade scones. We will return. The flying display was first class and anyone can get involved. Well done to the people that run this place, deserves the reviews.

1  Thank rossw70
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

The best value for money in a long time! Will visit again in the future & try one of several different 'experiences' available. Spent a totally relaxing & enjoyable 5 hours viewing & photographing over 50 species of owls, hawks & eagles. Amazed by the passion & knowledge of the volunteer handlers, together with their obvious love for & understanding of the birds. Informative & educational too. The flying displays are hugely enjoyable, with audience participation & injected with humour. Customers are actively encouraged to handle the birds under supervision & there are great photo opportunities. A small, clean café selling a modest range of products at very competitive prices. A great day out for young & old alike.

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Just reading the bad reviews and they obviously haven't been to the same place as I have. There are beautiful birds handled by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Handling sessions, flight displays and lots of information close to hand. All in all, a great day out.

Thank badboyofrock
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