National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley

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Visit a collection of over 100 owls, eagles, hawks, vultures, and falcons at National Centre for Birds of Prey, all in the setting of Duncombe Park. Catch one of the several daily flight shows, or glimpse birds completing flight training on the lawns between shows. You can view birds housed in three roofed aviaries, or come within a few feet of the currently-in-training birds living in the hawk walk. Plan your visit to National Centre for Birds of Prey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Helmsley trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Had a great day; one of the last of the season where they were doing 3 flying displays. All different, informative and entertaining. The three staff giving the displays were enthusiastic and...  more »
  • Amazing day out with family. Staff were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Outstanding flying routines and educational for the children. What a treat. Stunning birds, and incredible bonds with...  more »
  • Was gifted a raptor walk, and had a brilliant day out. Weather cold and windy, but NCBP still provided a fantastic day out. Started with individual flying birds, then the public flying display, then.....  more »
  • Fabulous Charlie the head man friendly engaging knowledgeable and the birds AMAZING.Didnt think you would get so close to some of them. So many different owls and they all looked pristine. Met a lovely volunteer equally helpful. Refreshments midway very nice and very well organised 're covid. Highlight the demonstrations when the birds flew and how .Then there are the gorgeous little burrowing owls .Cannot recommend more highly .
  • Excellent Bird of Prey Centre. Went for the Raptor Fair 2020 and even though a lot of other events were getting cancelled these guys moved heaven and earth to, not only get this show on but also, make it fantastic. The flying displays were excellent, the star of the show for us was Natalie's little Merlin however I was very impressed with the showmanship of the NCBP staff on the mic.
  • Situated in the beautiful Duncombe park, Helmsley. This place will astound you. It's obvious that the people here are passionate about the wellbeing of the birds housed here and conservation in general. The flying displays are amazing and very informative. Top marks!
  • Extremely interesting place to visit. Very dedicated staff who are informative. Brilliant flying display of raptors. All birds in outside cages so easy to walk around outdoors. Enjoyed the cafe.
  • I've been here several times in various seasons and it never disappoints. The staff are very knowledgeable and obviously thoroughly enjoy working with the birds to give them the best experience they can. Birds fly everyday. Different birds for different seasons. An absolute must when in the area.

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