Evening Encounter 2024

Join us for a special evening surrounded by our majestic owls and stunning birds of prey.


    Start your evening at 6.30pm with a drink on arrival and meet the falconry team
    Meet our resident owls where YOU will get up close and personal with approximately 10 different species of owl
    Join us back in the cafe or outdoor seating area for some food
    Witness one of our famous flying shows, where once again you will fly the birds!
    Meet and greet the resident eagles
    End you evening entering our owls of the world aviary to experience feeding time

Number of Tickets - Summer


    Your evening begins at 6.30pm been greeted with some of our resident owls which YOU will be able to handle.
    Next we head on a guided tour of the centre which is illuminated to give you the perfect ambient lighting to view the birds as they fly around their homes.
    Have a break in the bird house cafe for a choice of panini, hotdog or sandwich served with a hot drink and a slice of cake
    Now for the most exciting aspect of the evening we head to the flying arena for one of our famous and highly recommend flying demonstrations - in which we will fly several species of owls and birds of prey including the magical British Tawny and Barn owl known for their night time flying - YOU yourself will have the opportunities to fly the birds in in their natural setting.
    End your evening on a high by handling a selection of Eagles.
    The evening ends at approximately 9pm.
    The centre is lit creating a perfect atmosphere and lots of photo opportunities for you avid photographers - lots of static and flight pictures.
We are only running 10 of these special evenings during the winter with limited spaces on each to make sure you get the BEST and most hands on experience around. This unique evening is a MUST do for any owl and bird of prey lover, treat yourself or a loved one or bring the family to make some memorising memories

Number of Tickets - Winter


Contact Us

York Bird of Prey Centre
Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, Huby YO61 1JB
Tel: 01347 833 214
Email: yorkbirdofprey@aol.com



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    A Great Day!

    What a great day we had. The staff were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the birds who were very active & healthy.

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    This place is amazing, the staff are so friendly and knowledgable, the birds are out of this world and the experience of getting up and close with them was second to none.


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    Excellent Staff!

    Excellent staff healthy Birds. A fantastic day for all the family All staff were helpful nothing too much trouble. Felt very safe under these strange circumstances.

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    The Volunteers Reall Make It!

    The volunteers really make it - they are so knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic. They clearly genuinely care for every single bird there. There are lots of opportunities to get up close to the birds.