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The National Birds of Prey Centre, Helmsley

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Visit a collection of over 100 owls, eagles, hawks, vultures, and falcons at The National Birds of Prey Centre, 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. Arrange to visit The National Birds of Prey Centre and other attractions in Helmsley using our Helmsley vacation builder.
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  • We stopped here on our way to our October holidays as my 8 year old son is obsessed with nature!! We spent 3 hours here and could have easily spent another 2. The display was fantastic and we would ha...  read more »
  • We went on the Raptor experience last week and had another wonderful time. George (what a star!) escorted us round and let us see and fly numerous hawks and kites. Jimmy and his burrowing owl stole th...  read more »
  • Wasn't sure about going here but WOW, what a place. The birds are amazing and it's clear that the staff and handlers have a great relationship with their birds of prey. It was a cold, slightly rainy d...  read more »
  • Excellent place and staff Birds are just amazing Well done to you all, well worth more than one visit.
  • Excellent staff and the Owl experience was superb, I highly recommend this to anyone...
  • This is a newly-built and fantastic birds of prey centre, situated in the glorious parkland which surrounds the house in Duncombe Park. It is run by a dedicated and most enthusiastic team of specialists who present thrilling flying demonstrations three times a day. The collection of birds is second to none in the north of England, ranging from the tiniest of burrowing owls to majestic Steller's sea eagles. The centre is well laid-out with plenty of room for relaxing at picnic tables and benches, and entry to the centre also includes access to the extensive Duncombe Park gardens. But the flying demonstrations, accompanied by informative and humorous commentary, are not to be missed. Special events and courses are run throughout the season, including owl evenings, photography courses and an annual Raptor Fair. It's a great day out and fantastic value for money.
  • Great experience for everyone. Really well laid out and very well informed staff. Will visit again.
  • Fantastic. Great day out. Thoroughly recommend. Entertaining and instructive. Friendly and helpful staff. The birds are real stars..!
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