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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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Had a fantastic time with a large group at short notice. Wonderful customer service and helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brilliant experience day at the Academy

Had a brilliant experience day at the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy back in the summer. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Caroline M
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Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. We are open to the public 362 days of the year, where you can enjoy our daily flying displays in...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
+44 1268 520176
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time with a large group at short notice. Wonderful customer service and helpful staff. Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone who wishes to have an interactive experience with birds. Personally I will be going again.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a brilliant experience day at the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy back in the summer. I absolutely love these birds and seeing them close up was amazing. There were a few of us on the experience day and our host was Amy. She was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This three-hour experience was a birthday present and it was one of the best presents I have ever had. The first half was spent indoors with Matt, the Assistant Manager, who showed us four birds and told us everything he knew about them, which is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 6 January 2019

I booked a 1 hour falconry experience as a present for my husband. It was very reasonably priced and turned out to be his favourite gift. We handled 4 birds of prey and then flew the last one, a barn owl, outside. It was wonderful....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Irene S
Reviewed 19 December 2018

I was given a gift voucher for the Owl Experience be wise I really love owls. I went today and I can honestly say it was the best afternoon I've spent in a while. although the weather was quite cold we had a great time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We had a great time doing the introduction to falconry - Ryan was a great guide. It was really interesting to hear a lot about the birds and see some of them in action. There are plenty of photo opportunities! We are hoping to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GGalham
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We attended the half day experience today with Adele and had a fantastic day. The birds are very well cared for and the staff full of knowledge, fun and having the opportunity to get close the birds was amazing. Thank you very much 😊

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Fantastic experience flying the Harris Hawks and wandering around seeing the rest of the birds. Staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and patient.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris J
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Went with my dad for an hours falconry experience and was really impressed. The birds were clearly well cared for and their enclosures were very clean and well maintained. Adele, the young lady that was instructing us on all things falconry was an absolute oracle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tinka B
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely anniversary at Imperial bird of prey Academy! We chose a one hour experience during which we got to handle four birds. A very cute little grey owl called Zara, a kestrel called Grace, a common buzzard called Freya and a barn...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sally B
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16 November 2017|
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
You can book on your own as I did. But there were 3 others there when I arrived
6 May 2016|
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Response from scox2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hello,I bought an experience with the bird of prey,it was £50 or there abouts,this included a talk about the birds,see the birds and handle some of them and a chance to fly the birds out side,my husband enjoyed it very... More