Visitor Information

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre at Sion Hill Hall, was set up to ensure that birds of prey would survive to provide the public with a rare opportunity to see and enjoy these beautiful birds.

If you have ever dreamed of seeing eagles soaring above your head, owls sweeping past or ducking and diving as vultures fly by then this is the place for you!

We fly our birds in three amazing flying displays each day, with different birds in each display and the chance to get up close and personal in a handling session after each display (at no extra cost!). In between displays all our beautiful birds are on display providing great photo opportunities!

Why not visit us for a fantastic trip out for all the family - and round off a perfect day with a visit to our well stocked gift shop and snack bar?

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Opening times

The Centre is open 7 days a week from the 1st of March to the 31st of October.

10.30am - 5.00pm

Display times
We have three displays per day at 11:30, 1:30 and 3.30

(Weather Permitting)

Entrance fees

  • Adults: £8
  • OAP: £7
  • Carers £7
  • Children: £6 (children under 3 years go FREE)
  • Family tickets: £24.00 ( 2 adults + 2 Children )
  • Adult groups (10+): £7.00 per person
  • School Group discounts available

We are happy for photos to be taken of our birds including during the flying displays.
However please adhere to the following conditions

No tripods

Maximum lens size no more than 4 inch in length from the front of the camera body.

for more information regarding our policy can be found at

    Sorry No Dogs allowed at the Centre

    Thank you

Tel 01845 587522 Email