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National Centre for Birds of Prey

#1 of 18 things to do in Helmsley Features Animals
| Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB, England
+44 844 742 2035
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The National Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. You will find over 100 owls, eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks kites and more in a spacious 10 acre setting. We are a leader in the captive breeding, welfare and conservation of these awesome birds. Please don't compare us to other bird of prey centres, we are in a different league! We have a team of trained bird who fly three times a day (11.30, 14.00 & 16.15 ) Different birds are flown at each demo. We even have an indoor area if the weather isn't being kind. In recognition of the quality of the National Centre for Birds of Prey - we won our category in the White Rose Awards, the UK's largest regional tourism awards.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB, England
+44 844 742 2035

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The venue is both informative & challenging while being absorbing & entertaining the staff where all to ready to answer questions & address concerns. The on site cafe was clean well laid out & reasonably priced. The flying display is something not to be missed...More

Thank stuart M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is breathtakingly wonderful. The setting is amazing in the middle of hundreds of acres of parkland. The birds are kept enclosures that are 5*. There is a lovely little restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks. Then there are the flights. Three...More

Thank john1592
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I (2 adults and 3 children aged 14, 12 and 9) are first time international visitors to Yorkshire. At the recommendation of the owner of our B&B at Ampleforth, we chose the NCBP over Swinton Park Falconry and the York Bird of...More

Thank HappyAKA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the drizzly weather we had a very pleasant couple of hours at the Centre last week. The birds look very well looked after and the staff very knowledgeable when they were doing the flying displays The cost was very good and you could easily...More

Thank PaulKent123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful afternoon soent wandering around this delightful centre set in a beautiful location. The flying displays were spectacular especially Rinkhals the owl. Such a cutie. Zonda the eagle soared high in the skies then swooped taking our breath away.

Thank JaxC0521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff. Nice day out for families, couples and by yourself. Me and the girlfriend enjoyed looking at the birds of prey and watching the display, the handlers were entertaining and knowledgeable. The bird of prey...More

Thank Kirk P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit! The birds all looked well cared for and content. You can wander freely to view the birds in their enclosures and see some of them tethered outside on perches. The flying demos were the highlight of our visit. There...More

Thank Deb P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought my husband a raptor day experience as a present, and came along as a spectator. The half day was led by Dan and Sarah, two exceptional young people whose knowledge was matched only by their enthusiasm. The day featured a chance to feel...More

1  Thank Curlykats64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic setting for this beautiful Birds of Prey Centre. Huge collection of different birds, lots of flying displays, and helpful information . Good for families and anyone with an interest in Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Owls. Good day out.

Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone can find something to enjoy at the National Centre for Birds of Prey, which is easily accessed from Helmsley - either a 10-minute walk or a very short car ride from the centre of the town across parkland. There are numerous species of owl,...More

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Elizabeth A
How do I get there from Helmsley?
22 September 2016|
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Response from Charlie_Heap | Property representative |
Follow the brown signs to "birds of prey centre" and "Duncombe park". We are a 2 minute drive or 12 minute walk up a slight hill through the parklands
Is there any discounts with York Pass please?
30 July 2016|
Response from Charlie_Heap | Property representative |
The York Pass gets you in for free - how's that for a discount?!
Do you have a disabled or carers concession?
24 October 2015|
Response from Charlie_Heap | Property representative |
Hi - we offer free admission to the carer, so long as that carer is essential for the disabled person to visit. All the best