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The British Bird of Prey Centre, Wales

The British Bird of Prey Centre, Wales

The British Bird of Prey Centre is based within 568 acres of the National Botanic Garden of Wales and your entry ticket includes the whole site. 

While you are at the Centre you will be able to visit all of the birds in their houses. You are welcome to do this as many time as you like during your visit.

All of our aviaries have been designed specifically for each individual species, so will all be slightly different. Most of our birds are captive bred and are therefore used to people. They would not survive if they had to go into the wild. We fly them all daily to give them a chance to be free, but they all like to come home and be warm and fed at the end of the day.

What's on today

Flying Displays

Amazing Flying Shows

Every day you will be able to see our birds of prey flying within metres of you, whilst they show off their natural skills.

Group Flying Experience

30 minute Group Flying Experiences

Group Flying Experiences take place every day. No pre booking required. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Private Flying Experiences

Private Flying Experiences

There are 5 different Private Flying Experiences available everyday. 

Prior booking for all Private Flying Experiences is essential!

Daily Timetable - From 1st January - 23rd March 2024

  

09:30am

Eagle Experience Wales, Private Hawk Walk Experience & Private Owl Experience starts - Prior booking essential, find out more here

- See your confirmation email for entry instructions

10:00am

Gates Open - The British Bird of Prey Centre and The National Botanic Garden of Wales

12.00pm

Private Half Day Experience or Private Photography Experience starts - Prior booking essential, find out more here

1.00pm
Flying Display (30 minutes)
2.00pm Group Owl Flying Experience (max 15 participants) -  More information here

3.00pm

Group Kite Flying Experience (max 15 participants) - More information here

 

*Please be aware that displays are subject to change due to the weather and the character of the bird. We cannot make them do what they do not want to! In the winter months displays may not include all species and are normally slightly shorter. If you are coming specifically to see a bird fly please get in touch and we can give you the most up to date flying schedule.

4:00pm

Centre Closes - The British Bird of Prey Centre 

4:00pm 

Gates Close - The National Botanic Garden of Wales 

What to expect...

From 1st April 2023, entry to the British Bird of Prey Centre is included in your entry ticket to the Garden. This means you can enjoy a full day of activities for all of the family. You are welcome to come up to the Centre and meet the birds in their houses and spend as long as you like with them, for no additional charge.  

All of the birds here get to fly free daily in our amazing free-flying shows. Tickets can be purchased exclusively on your arrival at The British Bird of Prey Centre. 

Show prices are per person (over 2 years):

1 show: £3 or Family ticket (4 people): £10

2 shows: £4 or Family ticket (4 people): £14

3 shows: £5 or Family ticket (4 people): £18

Once you enter the Garden we can be spotted to the left of Gatehouse, nestled up on the hillside amongst the trees. Follow the wooden sign posts or your map to find us. Our aviaries are designed specifically to house our native species. You will be able to walk around and see the birds in their own homes, watch them show off their talents in our flying displays or even try flying one yourself.  

As you approach the Centre, look for the large photograph of Hector our European Eagle Owl, our shop is just to the left through the double doors, where one of our team will be waiting to welcome you.  

 

The National Botanic Garden

The National Botanic Garden

Your ticket means you can come and go all day, so you can find a nice picnic spot to have some lunch, enjoy the other exciting things happening in the Garden and come back to the Centre as many times as you like during the day. 

More Information

About Us

Learn more about the people and the background here. 

Admission prices

There is one admission ticket for the whole site. Show tickets and Flying Experience tickets are sold separately.

Access for all

We take pride in ensuring we are accessible for everyone who wants to see and learn about our birds. 

FAQ's

Here are just some of the questions we are asked regularly. 

The British Bird Of Prey Centre

What our visitors say about us...

"A purpose built centre, very airy, spacious, bright and clean"

Sailbad001 - Tripadvisor

"Having a White-Tailed Sea Eagle with a 2m wingspan fly within touching distance of you is a unique 'wow' moment"

Adam G - TripAdvisor

"The bird of prey centre was absolutely amazing, fantastic collection of birds and great staff"

GoPlaces778070 - TripAdvisor

Other great reasons to visit us at 

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

THE STABLE BLOCK

THE STABLE BLOCK

The Stable Block houses our Seasons Restaurant, Gift Shop, Oriel Yr Ardd Gallery, Reception area and offices.

Y POT BLODYN

Y POT BLODYN

A lovely place to eat, drink and buy some wonderful plants for your garden.

CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

This highly imaginative adventure zone is a place for children to jump, crawl, tumble, slide and swing.

GRUFFALO TRAIL

GRUFFALO TRAIL

The Gruffalo Trail features five larger-than-life sculptures of characters from the ever-popular books created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo.

Perfect for 2-6 year olds but fun for all the family, the trail is open all year and about half a mile in length (0.8km).

 

GREAT GLASSHOUSE

GREAT GLASSHOUSE

This spectacular dome is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world.

ORIEL YR ARDD GALLERY

ORIEL YR ARDD GALLERY

Tucked into a corner of our Stable Block is our Oriel yr Ardd Gallery.

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