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“Amazing day out”

National Centre for Birds of Prey
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$49.56*
and up
The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The National Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. You will find over 100 owls, eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks kites and more in a spacious 10 acre setting. We are a leader in the captive breeding, welfare and conservation of these awesome birds. Please don't compare us to other bird of prey centres, we are in a different league! We have a team of trained bird who fly three times a day (11.30, 14.00 & 16.15 ) Different birds are flown at each demo. We even have an indoor area if the weather isn't being kind. In recognition of the quality of the National Centre for Birds of Prey - we won our category in the White Rose Awards, the UK's largest regional tourism awards.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Amazing day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Went to see if there was any chance of getting a good photo. What a great surprise! It wasn't the best of weather and we thought we wouldn't see much of a display but we couldn't have been more wrong. Charlie, Becky and Annabel couldn't have been more helpful and made sure the birds put on a great show. When you are this close to an eagle in flight you feel part of the spectacle. A visit here is a must for any wildlife photographer and we will certainly be going back asap.

Visited August 2013
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Nottingham
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“Excellent day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the centre at Duncombe.
The staff were lovely, Charlie really helpful and happy to chat about the birds and the birds were wonderful.
The set up is suitable for everyone, wheelchairs and baby buggies included. Plenty of room to wander.
We had lunch in the tea room. Great food at good prices.
The flying demonstrations were a joy to watch - informative and fun.
We will be booking for the owl evening and will return for regular outings in the future.
A great relaxing day out!

Visited August 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful birthday party at the Bird of Prey Centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We initially visited the Bird of Prey Centre at Duncombe Park, Helmsley when it first opened. My son loved it so much he asked if he could have his birthday party there. Today we took 15 6-year olds and their mothers to the Centre and it was highly successful. Charlie, Emma, Bec and the enthusiastic and friendly team have put together a beautiful centre, very well thought out with lots of beautiful birds. We all learnt a lot about the birds whilst watching flying displays and being shown around the Aviaries. Bec and the team showed huge patience and a willingness to answer all the questions fired at them but the team of noisy and slightly chaotic boys. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely recommend a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Brighton
1 review
“Enjoyable afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Popped into the ICBP this afternoon and what a great find. The entry fee is very reasonable and there is quite a varies range of different birds to see, including some magnificent eagles. Also, for your money you get to see some flying demonstrations from the local stars. My wife and I were very impressed and I managed to get some great photos. Really is worth a visit, I'm sure you will also be impressed.

Visited August 2013
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Lancashire
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really well done facility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

A really well laid out centre, large aviaries, fabulous selection of birds and very well done flying displayes. Don't miss the Steppes eagle-amazing. The centre opened earlier this year and they have obviously learned a lot for their existing cenre in Gloucestershire. Very well informed and friendly staff. Hoping to return for one of their photography days later this year.

Visited August 2013
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