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The best bird displays near you!

Written by Annabel Middleton
Go and meet the Longleat Harris Hawk,
Or head to Birdworld for an amazing talk!
Watch your head in some incredible bird shows,
They may take your hat, who knows?!

Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile centre

Ringwood, Hampshire
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Enjoy daily flying displays and a wide range of birds of prey on display this summer! With a reptile house of snakes and lizards on display, your little one’s faces will be amazed. After they’ve seen these magnificent animals, you can head over to the children’s sand pit for them to let off some steam. If you feel like treating yourself to a day out like no other there are also special falconry experience flying days! On these days you will get the chance to fly various hawks, owls, and vultures and for those over the age of 16 you will be lucky enough to handle an eagle! Book here now!

Bird display at Longleat this summer

Longleat, Warminster
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Be amazed by the ‘Wings’ breathtaking outdoor bird display! Find out some new facts about the different abilities of these magnificent birds of prey as they take to the sky! They will glide and swoop over your head so watch out! From red-footed falcons and a great horned owl to a turkey vulture or Harris Hawk, you will receive fascinating live commentary about these birds from an expert falconry team! Book here now!


Farnham, Surrey
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Enjoy a great day outdoors with all the family at Birdworld with 26-acres of bird park, farm, and gardens. You can discover over 200 different species of birds from all over the world such as Owls, flamingos, penguins, and parrots. Visit the Jenny Wren farm which is one of the most popular areas of the park and find out about how Birdworld is helping to preserve the worlds bird population through conservation projects at the daily talks and feeds. Book here now!

London falconry

Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham

Join in on a day of education and captivation where you’ll meet and learn to fly a range of owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles! The surroundings add to the awe of the experience and the expert falconers will guide you through! The centre is passionate about conservation and 10% off all proceeds from the experience days go towards assisting endangered birds of prey! Find out more here!

The Falconer’s Quest at Warwick Castle

Save with our exclusive family ticket, £55 for 4 people off-peak and £75 for 4 people during peak dates!

Buckle up because Warwick Castle is giving you the biggest birds of prey show to date! The Falconer’s Quest shows you 60 epic birds from all corners of the world swooping their way towards you with wingspans up to a whooping 9 foot. The riverside location gives a blockbuster setting putting you right in the flight path of owls, vultures, and eagles! Book here now!

The British Bird of Prey Centre

Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire

Take part in this fun-packed day out suitable for all ages! Watch some amazing bird shows, starring different species of raptor! There are Golden Eagles, Red Kites, and PereGrine falcons that will be flying just inches from you! To top the day off, you’ll be in the National Botanic Garden of Wales with the amazing views around you! With the aim to inspire communities to ensure the longevity of these incredible birds, you will also learn so much about the birds of prey that can be found in the UK. Find out more here!

The People’s Park


Take the kids for a day of fun at The People’s Park. The Park’s Pavilion overlooks a stunning lake, which is home to an array of ducks and geese that you can feed. There are many events taking place in the summer, there is also a children’s play area for them to run around in! Find out more here!

SMJ Falconry

Keighley, West Yorkshire

SMJ Falconry is home to many amazing birds such as owls, Falcons and the cunning Raven. Plus, there are some amazing experience days such as the Hawk Walk! Walk through the beautiful countryside and see how the Harris Hawks work and fly together! When the birds fly free you can expect an incredible encounter with hawks in flight, the birds’ natural behaviour, having the Harris Hawl fly to and from your gloved hand and the hawks following you! This is not an experience to miss! Find out more here!

Silverband Falconry

Penrith, Cumbria

What better place to see some amazing birds than on the edge of the Lake District! Experience a falconry training day where you will cover birds of prey, all aspects of falconry, minibeasts and mammals! This experience is so good that it won the Cumbria Tourism Awards Tourism Experience of the Year in 2009! If you’re really keen you can even take part in a 5-day training course to gain a good grounding which will allow you to obtain your own bird and begin the training process! Find out more here!

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre


For a day out with a difference, take the family to Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre in the Beautiful Trossachs National Park! You’ll see some magnificent birds, including falcons, hawks, owls, kestrels, and eagles. You’ll see these animals up close, and you may even see some in flight in this amazing setting! With a cafe and an indoor play area, it really is a great day out! Find out more here!

World of Wings


Bring the family to Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre open to the public! There are many different birds including eagles, vultures, hawks, falcons, owls, kites and some other unusual species of birds such as parrots and a rhea. The family will learn all about these magnificent creatures and see the conservation, rescue and rehabilitation work that the centre does. Find out more here!

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