Daily Activities & Experiences

We are pleased to announce that for 2020 our season has been extended and we will remain open until 18th December.

York Bird of Prey Centre is open from 10:30am to 5pm each day except for Tuesday.

A typical daily schedule is as follows;

  • Bird Handling: 11am
  • Flying Displays: 11:30am, 1:30pm. There is now no 3:30pm show from 28 Oct 2020 for the winter period
  • Kookaburra Feeding: 2:30pm
  • Eagle Handling: 2:45pm

Please note that the timings for the flying displays can vary due to weather conditions and bird welfare. Owl in flight

Experience Packages

These are available throughout the year and can be purchased as a gift voucher for that special certain somebody!

Contact us for more details.

Please note that all prices for experience packages include, by default, entry to the Centre itself.

Available Experience Packages

  • Hawk Walks - £30 (Duration approximately 1.5 hours)
    Take a walk through the woods close by Burn Hall Hotel with your own Hawk, under the guidance of one of our trained Falconers. You will have lots of opportunities to fly the bird yourself and please don't worry - your Hawk knows the way and will lead you from tree to tree!
  • Owl Experiences - £45 (Half Day)Kookaburra
    Spend some time with a variety of Owls, from the very small to the not-so-very small. You will be introduced to and learn about each Owl at the centre and have lots of opportunities to handle and fly them yourself.
  • Falconry Experiences
    We offer a variety of courses, so whether you desire to know more about the Falconers art or are considering obtaining your own bird, we can tailor a course to meet your requirements. Each course covers the various aspects of looking after one of these magnificent creatures - warts and all! Plus you will have the opportunity to fly Owls, Hawks and possibly a Falcon too! Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
    The courses available are;
  • Eagle Experiences- £199 (Half Day) Buy now...
    Handle, fly and learn about these magnificant powerful creatures.
  • Photography Days
    • Individual Day (£99): Spend a full day with our trained staff who will fly several birds so you can snap away. Includes lunch & drinks available throughout the day) Buy now...
    • Group Day (£40 per photographer): Do you have a group of like minded photographers? Why not come and spend the day with us. Buy now...

Contact Us

York Bird of Prey Centre
Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, Huby YO61 1JB
Tel: 01347 833 214
Email: yorkbirdofprey@aol.com



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    A Great Day!

    What a great day we had. The staff were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the birds who were very active & healthy.

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    This place is amazing, the staff are so friendly and knowledgable, the birds are out of this world and the experience of getting up and close with them was second to none.


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    Excellent Staff!

    Excellent staff healthy Birds. A fantastic day for all the family All staff were helpful nothing too much trouble. Felt very safe under these strange circumstances.

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    The Volunteers Reall Make It!

    The volunteers really make it - they are so knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic. They clearly genuinely care for every single bird there. There are lots of opportunities to get up close to the birds.