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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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Great experience

We had a great time doing the introduction to falconry - Ryan was a great guide. It was really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GGalham
Fabulous experience day

We attended the half day experience today with Adele and had a fantastic day. The birds are very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle H
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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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
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Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 520176
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the bird of prey academy at Barleylands and had a amazing half day experience. Not only did we get close up and personal with the owls, hawks, buzzards and more we had the opportunity to fly them as well. After a very informative...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Excellent facility - well run, beautiful birds and made very special by the enthusiasm and skill shown by Adele, our brilliant bird handler. Her great contribution to the experience should be as an employee, rather than a volunteer

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank georgeirving
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Had an amazing half day experience at Imperial Birds of prey at Barleylands, Adele the young lady that was our bird handler was so enthusiastic and informative about these beautiful birds. My husband and myself were intrigued with the whole experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rita O
Reviewed 30 September 2018

What a brilliant, once in a lifetime experience. Our jaws were aching just from grinning so much. Spending time seeing and handling these awesome birds was wonderful, and the staff are all knowledgeable, personable and clearly passionate about the birds in their care. I’ve learnt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sarahZ961LE
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Just finished our bird of prey experience at Imperial Birds of Prey at Barleylands farm. We started with an hour of bird handling with Ryan who talked generally about birds of prey and specifically about the 3 birds we handled - white faced owl, kestral...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee P
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WJHL
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
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SueC2657
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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
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