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The International Centre for Birds of Prey is the oldest dedicated birds of prey centre in the world.

Set in 12 acres of amazing grounds and often described as a Hidden Gem, the Centre houses over 250 birds of prey; eagles, owls, vultures, kites, buzzards and falcons.

There are three exciting flying demonstrations per day with different birds flown at each one, from our extensive flying team.

There are lots of great photo opportunities of static birds and if you are ambitious – flight shots as well.

For kids there are two adventure play areas and an owl maze. We also have other activities that range from Easter egg hunts to finding out information about the birds.

You can eat and drink at the café either indoors or outdoor seating areas, or bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds.

In the early part of the year you will often see birds either sitting on their eggs or with chicks. Feeding of the chicks in the Brooder room happens once a day just after the second flying demonstration.

Summer time – the highest numbers of birds are flown daily as we start to introduce some of the new owls and falcons to the flying teams.

In Autumn, as the day grow shorter winter Owl evenings are where you can see the Owls being flown in the dark are a huge favourite with everyone.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 Adults and 2 Children£33.00 per ticket
Adults (16 +)£11.00 per ticket
Child 4-15years£7.00 per ticket
Children under 4 yearsFree
Senior Citizens£10.00 per ticket

Discounts apply for groups with more than 15 paying visitors.

Annual Membership costs £40.00 per person



  • Gift Shop


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible - (cafe is card or contactless only, site is cashless and cannot sell tickets at the gate, website only)
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Interactive displays closed
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Establishment Features

  • Tea / Coffee Shop

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

The International Centre for Birds of Prey

Type:Animals & Nature

The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Boulsdon House, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ
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Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0)1531 820286

Tel+44 (0)1531 821581


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Opening Times

* Please check the attraction's website for opening times.

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