National Centre for Birds of Prey

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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.

Hawk Hire - Falconry Experience

We’ll lend you a glove and then set off on our Hawk Hike on one of our various routes with a trained Harris Hawk.

Photography Days

The Centre is a great place for photography, and even better place to host Photography Days!

Guide Prices

Adults: £10.00
Children (4-16): £7.50
Family (2 + 2): £27.00
Under 4s: Free!

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs) - No dogs accepted at all due to being a zoo
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite Catering
  • Smoking allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

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 Accessible by Public Transport: Malton station is 15 miles away.

National Centre for Birds of Prey

Type:Rare Breeds Park

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB
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Tel01439 772080

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsDiscover Yorkshire Coast local members logo Discover Yorkshire Coast local members logo 2017
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

National Centre for Birds of Prey (1 Feb 2020 - 24 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30

* 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).

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