I have had several days out an a wonderful Owl evening at ICBP Duncombe since it opened this year. They have a fantastic collection of birds from the smallest Burrowing Owls (very cute for the kids) to the Vultures and Steppes Eagles. The flying demonstrations are unbelievable and the commentary most informative from enthusiastic falconers whose love for the birds and their work comes across clearly. As photographers we have always been made welcome and there is nowhere else you can get so close to the action. Different birds at each demonstration make for a full and most enjoyable day.
In between the demonstrations you can either look round the aviaries or take a stroll through Duncombe Park and its extensive grounds. Absolutely wonderful Yorkshire attraction with very friendly and helpful staff.
Have a great day out and support conservation at the same time.
Oh and don't forget the wonderful town of Helmsley with its castle next door.