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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
+44 1268 520176
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Great experience

Well worth going for a one to one experience. Toucan handle birds such as owls and hawks. They tell... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Essex, United Kingdom
via mobile
Birthday experience

Came here with my partner in April for a Birthday surprise, really wasn't sure what I was going to... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Iain F
via mobile
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Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. We are open to the public 362 days of the year, where you can enjoy our daily flying displays in our purpose built flying arena. In addition, Barleylands Farm & Craft Village offers both indoor and outdoor activities for children, craft shops and tearooms, creating a fantastic day out in Essex for all the family. We offer a wide range of experience days, which are both fun and educational, catering for all ages and abilities, making them the perfect gift. Our friendly team will make your experience both personal and enjoyable giving you plenty of hands on time with our amazing birds of prey – making your visit to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy truly memorable. A day you will never forget. For that special occasion, why not have our birds of prey come to you? At the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, we are able to offer tailor-made school visits, static bird displays, educational talks and so much more.... We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth going for a one to one experience. Toucan handle birds such as owls and hawks. They tell you all about them and hold them with a protective glove. Up to 4 birds. And then you get a chance to fly one . We...More

Thank Essexrosie99
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Came here with my partner in April for a Birthday surprise, really wasn't sure what I was going to get with this. But wow it absolutely blew us both away. The Bird Handlers were amazing. We started the day handling lots of different birds of...More

Thank Iain F
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I was taken to the meet some of the birds and to fly one of the owls, we were hosted by a volunteer Adele who showed great enthusiasm and knowledge, and passed this on in a very pleasant manner. I have watched birds of prey...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

An amazing day. All staff very informative and friendly. Would highly recommend a visit and will be definitely be going back again.

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We bought this experience day for our granddaughters birthday. On the day she had a French exchange student staying that we took along. Everyone was really friendly and helpful and we all really enjoyed the afternoon. Well done Adele with all your info on the...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Visited with my Brother in Law as a 50th birthday present for him. We both had a great time and our host, Addel I believe was fantastic. Highly funny when the burrowing owl pooped on his head. The experience last around 3 hours which excuse...More

Thank KevSara2015
Reviewed 31 October 2017

It was her 'best day ever' apparently. And I can see why. We had a fabulous 3 hours with Faith and her amazing birds. Faith is incredibly knowledgable about every one of the birds in her care and her passion for them shines out. My...More

Thank kjmg2015
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Lovely birds but would like an individual experience and will go back for that. Staff are very good with the birds and in explaining everything

Thank Theresa L
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I treated my mum to the half day experience for her birthday and we both had the best afternoon! It was amazing to see all the different birds and learn so much about them, Faith had a wealth of knowledge and it was so fascinating...More

Thank Georgina W
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Always loved Birds of Prey! What a great place to visit..and just when think you know a lot about Birds of Prey....you get to learn so much more from what we saw today! The place is friendly, welcoming, clean and well run. They have a...More

Thank Christine C
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Wendy H
17 November 2017|
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Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
You can book a one on one experience, that was done for me as a present
Sue C
7 May 2016|
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Response from scox2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hello,I bought an experience with the bird of prey,it was £50 or there abouts,this included a talk about the birds,see the birds and handle some of them and a chance to fly the birds out side,my husband enjoyed it very... More