York Bird of Prey Centre

York Bird of Prey Centre, Huby: Hours, Address, York Bird of Prey Centre Reviews: 5/5

York Bird of Prey Centre
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
York Bird Of Prey Centre is home to over 80 Stunning Birds Of Prey. Including owls, vultures, hawks, falcons and even eagles! We pride ourselves on giving a HANDS ON EXPERIENCE here so we have an exciting daily program which includes flying demonstrations, regular educational talks, and the opportunity to handle our birds throughout the day. We offer one to one experience packages which gives customers an experience they will never forget, we are also available for outside events such as school visits, weddings and other functions. Sponsorship packages are also available for all of our birds, and we do run several special events throughout the season such as car shows, and photography days! Check out our website for further details! Please note we are disabled accessible, we have an onsite cafe serving cold food and hot drinks, unfortunately dogs are not allowed on site. We are also closed on Tuesdays and would also close in severe rain and wind. Please contact us for any further information!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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nmaidwell123
Middlesbrough, UK378 contributions
Huge variety of birds to see and great flying grounds
Sep 2021
Best owl centre i have visited and i have visited a vast amount, Great collection of birds and staff first class. Great interaction from walking through the doors with a meet an greet session then 3 excellent flying displays. All the audience was encouraged to interact and as for the keen photographers these guys made sure they were well catered for. The food was lovely and the whole day was excellent. The knowledge of the staff is second to none. We will be back very soon
Written 15 September 2021
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YVONNE W
1 contribution
Fantastic opportunity!
Sep 2021
YBOPC came out to visit my class to help us kick-start a literacy unit of work. It was an amazing half day experience for the children. Every child got to hold at least 1 bird (variety of Owls, Hawk) if they wanted to and learned loads of facts. The whole school enjoyed a flying demonstration which lasted about 45 mins - 1 hour. The staff were excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable. It was fantastic to see these wonderful birds up close and to get a real 'hands on' experience. I don't think my class will stop talking about it for quite some time! Thoroughly worthwhile!
Written 15 September 2021
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Sally Ashton
Haverfordwest, UK12 contributions
Fantastic day out
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is the most wonderful centre for birds of prey. The staff are so knowledgeable and caring about the birds. The birds are let free IF they want to after each flying display.
All visitors are able to don a gauntlet during the displays and the birds are encouraged to land on your arm IF you want to. Very restful being around these beautiful birds the staff can’t do enough. Accessible throughout although a little bumpy but well worth the visit. Go and see for yourselves and support a wonderful family supporting our wildlife.
Written 15 September 2021
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michelleforster2
Durham, UK3 contributions
lovely place
Sep 2021
Had a great afternoon here, demonstration was amazing. Husband got to be part of it and handled some beautiful birds. Volunteers are an asset to the centre, which is set in a lovely location, a must if you are visiting the hotel/area. Hope to return very soon.
Written 14 September 2021
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incite_wanderlust
York, UK154 contributions
Incredible Birds and amazing volunteers make this place a real find.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had an incredible day with Neil and the team learning about the birds as part of the Eagle experience I had for my birthday.

We had to reorganise the date a few times due to weather/covid and Claire was fantastic organising that. I got the chance to help with the birds in flight during the shows, Neil and Andy made me feel a real part it!

I met many wonderful volunteers and regulars, and learnt so much about all the birds, all questions answered - it was an amazing day. I had so many highlights, the chance of meeting so many birds up close and holding and getting to fly so many of them, it’s just amazing. Plus everyone is offered the chance to get involved during the shows - if you want to. Kids and adults seemed to be loving it. I know I did!!

I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to this place. Their enthusiasm and energy is infectious! Plus the cakes in the cafe look good too:-)

I don’t think there is anything Neil doesn’t know. He is epic, full of knowledge and filled me with confidence in handling the birds.

Thank you all for a truly memorable experience. I can’t wait to come back and visit our Zeus (whom we just had to sponsor to continue our support for this place).

Fun and educational, plus easy parking! Loved it.
Written 13 September 2021
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Michelle W
79 contributions
Loved it!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Excellent place to visit, we loved every minute! All the staff were friendly and welcoming and had lots to say about all the birds. It’s clear they love them very much! The show was fantastic, entertaining and the extra touch of being able to handle the birds is a bonus! I’ll definitely be back.
Written 12 September 2021
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Kirstie A
York, UK37 contributions
Excellent flying show
Sep 2021 • Friends
Lovely little place to come and see some birds. The flying show was brilliant with the opportunity to hear about the birds and have them land on your hand. Especially ending with a beautiful golden eagle. The 'dad' jokes during the show were also funny! Love that the birds are allowed to fly out by themselves. Great little place to come spend a couple of hours
Written 11 September 2021
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Dlam
1 contribution
Superb.
Sep 2021
One of the best displays we have seen. No rushing, birds enjoying their flights. Recommended good for cameras too.
Written 9 September 2021
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Sue T
4 contributions
Great day out
Sep 2021 • Friends
This is one of the best days out I've had. The prices are really cheap. The team are very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable, you can tell they really love what they do. The birds were great, you get to hold them and see them fly and a couple of them decided to have a bit of extra unplanned flying time. When I come back to Yorkshire on holiday , I will definitely be visiting again.
Written 9 September 2021
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jandm
11 contributions
Very interesting with knowledgeable staff
Aug 2021
Well worth visiting. We were staying at the hotel next door but will probably go back even when not staying at hotel. Have told family and friends how brilliant it is.
Written 9 September 2021
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