National Centre for Birds of Prey


The National Centre for Birds of Prey, situated in the North Yorkshire town of Helmsley, is a leader in the captive breeding, conservation and care of these magnificent birds.

A team of trained birds are flown on the daily flying demonstrations. Different birds are flown each time; most of our visitors stay for at least two demos.

Children and adults alike love to see the birds doing what they do best. Everything from eagles to owls fly within inches of the audience. Make sure you bring your camera. We have an indoor flying area for wet days.

Around 40 aviaries house a huge variety of breeding birds ranging from the tiny Burrowing Owls right up to the truly enormous Steller Sea Eagles.

We are a large site; please allow 2-3 hours to see everything. We are open every day between 1st February and 24th December. Entry to the centre includes entry into 300 acres of parkland.

Check out our website for details of other events – the Winter Owl Evenings are very special!

We have plenty of free parking, picnic areas, a gift shop, disabled access and lots of smiling, friendly staff!