Yarak Bird of Prey
Yarak Bird of Prey
5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Please note: Yarak is NOT open as a walk in Public Visitor Centre. Yarak birds of prey is a stand alone privately owned specialist Bird of Prey Centre which concentrates on hands on experiences for people wishing to handle and fly birds of prey and learn about them all in a totally private environment.The centre is run by experienced professional falconers that really care about their birds and customers. All the birds here are classed as "family" and are treated with a huge amount of respect and want for nothing. All experiences are strictly by appointment only.
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stacey b
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Bought this for a present for my dad and brother and they absolutely loved it! Meg was absolutely fantastic with incredible knowledge of all the birds she was handling and you could tell what passion she had in her job. Such an amazing experience that I can’t even describe it.
Written 11 November 2023
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Hi Stacey, glad you enjoyed being with our birds and Meg, and thank you so much for the lovely comments.
Written 19 November 2023
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Alan S
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
want and way to spend your day staff friendly and knowable . In door fly today good set up and time with the birds some great photos .
Written 11 November 2023
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Hi , thank you for your lovely comments and really pleased that you enjoyed your time with our birds.
Written 19 November 2023
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Jayne L
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
I would like to say thank you for such an amazing time staff were lovely and lunch was also nice and all the birds were amazing Dottie is so cute
Written 23 October 2023
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Hi Jayne, it was lovely to meet you and really pleased that you enjoyed your day with our birds and staff.
Written 25 October 2023
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Nick F
Minehead, UK116 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Went with my wife as a birthday present.
Certainly is a hands on experience over the course of the day, with a very good lunch.
Due to the concerns over bird flu our experience was limited to indoors and we were unable to see all at the centre. Which is perfectly understandable.
Meg our host was excellent, very knowledgeable and happy to answer all everyone's questions.
A excellent day out for all bird of prey enthusiasts.
Written 16 October 2023
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Thank you for the lovely comments and really pleased that you both enjoyed your day with Meg and our birds.
Written 17 October 2023
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Taylor J
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
My partner and I visited today for a full birds of experience day, we are currently on holiday and the only day we were able to attend was the Wednesday which they were fully booked. John called me back and stated he had moved things around so we were able to attend. We saw many birds, some of the averies were closed off to protect the birds from bird flu which we completely understood. Meg who was assisting us for the day was happy to answer any questions and was very kind, friendly and helpful. It was amazing how much knowledge she had. John was absolutely lovely, he sat with my partner and I and made us feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend and we will be visiting again
Written 11 October 2023
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Hi Taylor, Mitchell, thank you for the lovely comments. It was lovely to meet you both yesterday and really pleased that you enjoyed your day with us and our birds.
Written 12 October 2023
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david p c
Devon, UK7 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
A gift from my daughter for me and my partner. I have always had a love for birds of prey. So this was perfect. What an experience we had. From a proper friendly welcome which remained all through the day. Great lunch and well organised. The love and care shown to all the birds was second to none. Our day experience was amazing, the interaction with so many of the birds was so magical from feeding, flying, and learning about their now home life to their natural habitats. A big thank you to Meg, so much information and again so friendly and helpful throughout the day with us. Answered all the questions thrown at her from the lovely group we were with. Well done to John and the team at Yarak… thank you from Dave and Lorraine … ( Sat 30th )
Written 2 October 2023
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Hi David, thank you so much for your lovely comments! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and our birds.
Written 4 October 2023
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Karen H
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
I was given a voucher for the full day experience for my birthday. What a treat it was, I had an amazing day. Meg was brilliant, she was happy to answer all our questions & her passion for the birds & her job was obvious to see. My daughter accompanied me to take some photo's & she ended up enjoying it as much as me. Truly an unforgettable day, thank you to all at Yarak.
Written 25 September 2023
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Hi Karen, thank you for your lovely comments. We are really pleased that you both enjoyed your day with our birds.
Written 28 September 2023
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traceyallen944
Exeter, UK3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
My partner and I have spent the day at Yarak! It is our third visit and we were not disappointed! After purchasing a gift voucher as a Christmas present for my partner it has become one of our favourite places to visit for a day out. It is a pretty site in the countryside, we’re you are made to feel very welcome from the moment you arrive. Meg was there to meet us today, she made us hot drinks and we chose our lunch from the menu, which was delicious, and reasonably priced! There was a group of ten of us and Meg took us to the large barn indoor area, due to the bird flu, the birds are unable to fly outside in the staffs great efforts to protect them and keep them safe.
We spent the morning with the owls, Dotty, Barley, Gimley and Tig, holding the birds and flying them. Meg was so knowledgeable, I honestly don’t know how she remembers all the facts, there was not a question she could not answer, and she made the interaction interesting and fun, filling in all the facts with little stories that revealed each birds personality and made it real and personal! After lunch, which was delicious and gave the group chance to have a chat and get to know each other a little we spent the afternoon with Meg and some more characters! There was Rufus, Freddie ,the barn owl, Mia, the eagle, Millie the Kestrel, Bruno the Harrier Hawk-and Smudge! Meg told us their stories and gave everyone the opportunity to get close to the birds. John, the owner treats the birds like family members, some have been hand reared and it is obvious how much John and the staff care about each one. We had the best day ever, I can’t recommend this beautiful gem in the country side enough, you will not regret spending a day here, you will learn so much about these beautiful creatures, and a special shout out to Meg who looked after us all so well! We will be back!
Written 22 September 2023
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Hi Tracey, lovely to see you again, thank you so much for all the lovely comments it is very much appreciated. Really pleased that you both enjoyed your day and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written 23 September 2023
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Girvan L
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Well .
After several delays ( delays our end not Yarak ) stretching back to April ( my Birthday ) My wife and I finally got to yarak Birds of Prey .
I can honestly say it was worth the wait .-

The experience was fantastic .
The staff were very knowledgeable , professional and friendly .

Megan was in charge of us for our all day experience .
She knew the answers to any questions .
She also added a couple of interesting / amusing anecdotes .

What we particularly liked and totally agreed with , is the fact that the welfare of the birds is the NUMBER ONE PRIORITY .

This is made perfectly clear as soon as you get to the reception .

The cafe is very nice , with really nice food and drinks and is excellent value .

We adopted an Owl called smudge .

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank John and his Team ( and the Birds 🦅 of course )
For providing us with an unforgettable day .

We will definitely be back .
Written 15 September 2023
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Hi Girvan, thank you for your lovely comments. We are really pleased to read that you enjoyed your time at Yarak with our birds.
Written 17 September 2023
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D L
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We booked a day experience, and it was wonderful from start to finish and was worth every penny. We held all sorts of birds from a very, very cute Indian Scops Owl (Dottie) to an absolutely beautiful Chilean Blue Eagle (Mia) We had several Owls and a Harris Hawk fly onto our Gloves for food and were given all the time we needed for photos and to have a long look at the birds. They were awe inspiring. Due to Avian Flu we were restricted to inside flying, but that just meant we were more up close and personal with the birds.
Staff were all courteous, lunch was great.
Megan was very informative and answered all the questions fired at her.
It is so good to know these birds are treated so well and that their well-being is top priority.
We will definitely be returning for another experience day, and would recommend Yarak as an experience to anyone.
Written 13 September 2023
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Hi, thank you so much for your lovely comments, and we are very happy that you enjoyed our birds and that you see how much our birds mean to us and that their welfare is our top priority. Thank you.
Written 17 September 2023
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