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Rare Breeds Park:National Centre for Birds of Prey

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Rare Breeds Park, £6.50-£9

National Centre for Birds of Prey

National Centre for Birds of Prey

Baby White Faced Owls

Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.


During your visit you will see a large collection of exotic and spectacular birds of prey. There are flying demonstrations every day – whatever the weather. We have 3 flying areas – and one of them is inside if the weather is really bad. Often, there will also be opportunities to see the birds being trained on the flying field. The demos are always popular with photographers.

Set amongst the veteran oaks of Duncombe Park this is a place for the whole family to enjoy. Many visitors spend a whole day with us, you really need at least 2 hours to see everything. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it?

The Owl House Cafe offers wonderful home cooked food with a range of daily specials on the blackboard. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available with seating in the flying ground and picnic tables are situated in the Hawk Walk and the flying ground.

Group visits from schools and other organisations are welcome and pre booked parties of 15 or more individuals may be given a guided tour of the Centre by prior arrangement.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

**To avoid disappointment, for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies, please visit the business website which may contain new information.**

We are open 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays and weekends) from 25 January 2020 to 24 December 2020, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm (or dusk if earlier).


Adults: £9.00
Children (4-16): £6.50
Seniors (65 and over) £8.00
Family (2 + 2): £27.00
Under 4s: Free!


Duncombe Park,
North Yorkshire,
YO62 5EB



See location of National Centre for Birds of Prey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 604830  Lat: 54.23923 Long: -1.07458

By Road:
Located just off the A170 in Helmsley. Follow the signs for "Bird of Prey Centre". Sat Nav postcode: YO62 5EB

By Public Transport:
Bus service provided by EYMS from Scarborough & Pickering, please see website for current timetable
Bus service provided by Stephenson's from Malton, please see website for current timetable

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Malton station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • we are a zoo

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu