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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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A marvellous and informative experience

We visited the bird of prey academy at Barleylands and had a amazing half day experience. Not only... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Simon W
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Amazing birds of prey

Had an amazing half day experience at Imperial Birds of prey at Barleylands, Adele the young lady... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rita O
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 520176
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the bird of prey academy at Barleylands and had a amazing half day experience. Not only did we get close up and personal with the owls, hawks, buzzards and more we had the opportunity to fly them as well. After a very informative...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent facility - well run, beautiful birds and made very special by the enthusiasm and skill shown by Adele, our brilliant bird handler. Her great contribution to the experience should be as an employee, rather than a volunteer

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing half day experience at Imperial Birds of prey at Barleylands, Adele the young lady that was our bird handler was so enthusiastic and informative about these beautiful birds. My husband and myself were intrigued with the whole experience.

Thank Rita O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant, once in a lifetime experience. Our jaws were aching just from grinning so much. Spending time seeing and handling these awesome birds was wonderful, and the staff are all knowledgeable, personable and clearly passionate about the birds in their care. I’ve learnt...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished our bird of prey experience at Imperial Birds of Prey at Barleylands farm. We started with an hour of bird handling with Ryan who talked generally about birds of prey and specifically about the 3 birds we handled - white faced owl, kestral...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot thank Faith and her team enough, the owl "Majesty" that delivered our rings was amazing and a great surprise for everyone!!!! We had such lovely feedback and our guest loved seeing and meeting all the birds whilst we were having our photos, it was...More

Thank Debra P
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Had a most wonderful half day experience. The young lady who looked after us displayed her knowledge of and passion for the birds with great enthusiasm. Well worth setting time aside for this treat.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We brought this for my 7 year old sons birthday present. He had the hour experience. He had a fantastic time learning about the birds and the girl who was leading the session was fantastic with him. Highly recommend.

Thank leahbest65
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What a great hour! It was lashing down with rain and we thought oh dear. We had no need to worry at all, we were taken to a very comfortable wooden building and met a very nice young man called Matt. Over the hour he...More

Thank DaveS15362
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Booked this for husbands birthday, him to be participant and me as guest and it exceeded our expectations. First two hours spent indoors with plenty of time for the participants to handle the birds that were brought in. Amy was very knowledgable and we learnt...More

Thank Allison h
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Wendy H
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
You can book on your own as I did. But there were 3 others there when I arrived
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SueC2657
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
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