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image for Animal Event item typeBritish Falconry & Raptor Fair at National Centre for Birds of Prey

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Animal Event, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

British Falconry & Raptor Fair

British Falconry & Raptor Fair

Details

Held within the centre on June 29th and June 30th 2019, the fair is the biggest event of its type.

The Fair is a great day out (or weekend away) for all the family! Falconers, birds of prey keepers and anyone who has an interest in these wonderful birds is welcome.

A range of trade stands will be exhibiting their wares enabling visitors to see and handle a range of quality falconry equipment before buying.

Visitors have full access to the National Centre for Birds of Prey whilst at the Fair. A range of birds from tiny Burrowing Owls to the gigantic Steller’s Sea Eagles and Griffon Vultures are on display.

Our Discovery Centre will host a number of seminars and workshops; Previous seminars have covered subjects from the veterinary care of raptors, hawking in Peru to accounts of flying Black Sparrowhawks in South Africa, so please keep watching the website for more details!

Specially invited falconers from all over the Uk will be coming to fly their own hawks during the demos. As usual Simon and Kate Jewitt from Stoneycairn Gun Dogs will be coming to show us all how to have well behaved dogs!

For those visitors who want to come and make a weekend of it, our location is on the doorstep of the popular market town of Helmsley, a huge range of hotels and B&Bs are at your disposal. Have a look at www.visithelmsley.co.uk for details of places to stay.

A basic camping area is also available within the centre’s grounds – please pre-book as pitches are of limited number to avoid disappointment. You can call us on 08447422035 to book – or book online.

PLEASE NOTE – AS THE FAIR IS HELD WITHIN THE GROUNDS OF THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIRDS OF PREY, WE CANNOT ALLOW DOGS.

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 welcomeDogs accepted

In addition to a world class collections of these magnificent birds there are three daily flying demonstrations where you will see birds from tiny owls to giant eagles flying freely. 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 serves a selection of hot and cold food and has daily specials on the blackboard.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019 09:00 to 17:30

Prices

Entry is payable on the day and is £13 for adults and £6.50 for children (4-16)

Tickets for the Saturday evening BBQ are also available on the day and are £7

Address

Duncombe Park,
Helmsley,
North Yorkshire,
YO62 5EB

Location

Directions

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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

In addition to a world class collections of these magnificent birds there are three daily flying demonstrations where you will see birds from tiny owls to giant eagles flying freely. 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 serves a selection of hot and cold food and has daily specials on the blackboard.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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

General

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • 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