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Talon Falconry

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Address: Lightwater Valley, Ripon HG4 3HT, England
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+44 1765 635010

Located within a purpose built complex on our 175 acre site, you'll find...

Located within a purpose built complex on our 175 acre site, you'll find our awe-inspiring Lightwater Valley Falconry, which is home to over 50 amazing raptors including Owls, Falcons, Eagles and Hawks. There are also Rheas, Snakes and our inquisitive Ferrets too!Established to raise awareness of a wide selection of breath-taking birds, this facility offers a truly unique experience. As well as having the opportunity to see how these amazing birds are trained and handled and to learn about every aspect of their daily lives, visitors have the chance to watch dramatic flying shows every day (during theme park opening hours). In fact, you could even volunteer to pull on a gauntlet and allow our trained raptors to land on your arm or have your photo taken with one of the magnificent creatures.Lightwater Valley Falconry is open all year round, and in addition to the main Bird of Prey Centre also offers a unique range of falconry attractions including Hawk Walks and Owl Experiences.

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We happened across the Falconry centre at Light water Valley whilst spending a couple of the days in the dales. Unfortunately we misread the timing information on the website and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Lee S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We happened across the Falconry centre at Light water Valley whilst spending a couple of the days in the dales. Unfortunately we misread the timing information on the website and arrived whilst the centre was closed but luckily we met Chris who invited us to take a look around the centre regardless and even gave us the opportunity to handle... More 

Thank Lee S
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a blast with the Owl Experience at Talon Falconry! We went in September where the waterpark was closed so we basically had the entire park to ourselves. Chris was extremely knowledgeable about the owls and shared a ton of his knowledge about these fascinating birds. We had a 11 months old with us and he thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

Thank Eric C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my sister bought our Grandma the owl experience for her birthday, she's a crazy owl lady so we knew she'd enjoy it but Chris at the centre went above and beyond to make it memorable for her. It was throwing it down when we arrived so the first bit with the owls had to be done inside, this... More 

Thank Jane R
County Durham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This has got to be the best attraction at Lightwater Valley Theme Park! The birds and display were fantastic, the presentation was both professional and entertaining. On your next visit make sure you get there early for either of the two show times.

Thank AngelRaider
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I am a Y6 teacher and took a group of children to Lightwater Valley to celebrate the end of their primary school years. A large proportion of the group visited the falconry and said it was their favourite part of their day. They loved the flying show, handling the birds and learning about them too. They particularly loved the Kookaburra... More 

Thank Darryl_Todd
Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I used our gift voucher on 23rd August 2016 to visit Talon Falconry. On arrival we had a complementary coffee each and were made very welcome by Keith and Chris (Centre Manager). It was thrilling to handle and be 'up close' to first a tiny owl called Spud, next a bigger beautiful Tawny Owl, then, Grace, a... More 

Thank Norma S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience would advise anybody old or young to do this,hands on with birds from small owl to eagle owl then a flight were a barn owl flys to your glove and collects food.then afterwards a good look around the falconry.great freindly and knowledgable staff a great experience well done Talon team

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We have visited Lightwater Valley many times but have never visited the falconry before. The falconry we found to be one of the best parts of the park with a wide range of birds and other animals to keep us entertained for quite some time. Our favourite bird was Bruce the Kookaburra he was so cute. I would highly recommend... More 

Thank Hannah R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I bought a voucher at half price from separate website. The website stated that I had to contact an 0845 number. I found a different number on the say no website but over two days it was not picked up. I therefore used the 0845 number and it was immediately picked up by Lightwater valley!! From there on it was... More 

Thank st1234pa
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a slow walk around the falconry area, absolutely stunning birds great selection of owls. There are also snakes, a huge rabbit, ferrets and tropical fish. We didn't wait to see the flight show as there were lots of children making a heap of noise. Certainly worth a look.

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