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National Centre for Birds of Prey

Heritage Centre

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, YO62 5EB

Tel: 01439 772080

Flying bird of prey

About

The largest collection of Birds of Prey in the north of England. Housing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more. Daily flying demonstrations featuring free flying birds. The flyting demos are at 11.30am, 14.00 and 16.15. Each demo lasts about 40 minutes and features different birds - so please try and stay for more than one! We have an indoor flying area for wet days.

Set in the ancient woodland of Duncombe Park. Access into 300 acres of parkland is included. 

We are open 7 days a week from 1st February until 24th December.



visitor centre

The largest collection of Birds of Prey in the north of England. Housing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more.

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Opening Times

* We are open from 10am until 5.30pm, 7 days a week.

Open from 1st Feb until 24th December.

Flying demos at 11.30, 14.00 and 16.15.

Guide Prices

Tickets are available on the day. All major credit cards accepted.

Adults £9.00
Seniors £8.00
Children £6.50
Family £27.00
Families are 2 + 2.

10% discount and a free guided tour for groups of over 15 people.

Special prices and activities for school groups.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available - One "off road" wheelchair is available without charge

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landing
  • Mobile phone coverage

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

Follow the brown tourist signs to "Bird of Prey Centre" from Helmsley.

We are about a 12 minute walk from Helmsley - up through the parkland of Duncombe Park. Accessible by Public Transport.

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