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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 520176
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of...

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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I use a mobility scooter & my carer was with me, had a guest pass. We were made very welcome by Charlie, Simon & the lady at reception.It was a surprise birthday gift as I love... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I use a mobility scooter & my carer was with me, had a guest pass. We were made very welcome by Charlie, Simon & the lady at reception.It was a surprise birthday gift as I love birds of prey and always wanted to experience handling them. This could not have been better I loved it. They were very knowledgeable, I... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner bought me a half day experience. I must admit, they are fantastic here. We had a great afternoon in the company of Faith and a variety of birds, from owls, hawks, kestrels and buzzards. Nothing was too much trouble. We had plenty of time with each bird, got to feed and fly quite a few. You can see... More 

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Thank Nick W
Billericay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Matt and Charlie for hosting a fantastic birthday party for my son and 9 friends. All the children (and adults) loved meeting the birds, handling them and even flying Mystic the barn owl. So many memories made and moments to be treasured. The children won't be forgetting this experience any time soon. An unforgettable birthday. I would... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! This was a brillaint day out! I brought my boyfriend a half day experience for his birthday and a guest pass for myself , it was easy to book just emailed the centre to arrange, When we arrived we was seen straight away by a lady called Faith she was fanatic! You can see her passion and love for... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had my half day experience today, wow what an absoloute fantastic day. Faith is a brilliant and informative talker, she demonstrated about 4 birds to our group. She brought them all in and told us everything about all of them. We had the oppurtunity to put them on our gloved hands and pet the ones she told us you could... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy for the owl experience . It was a very interesting afternoon. Charlie was our owl handler - he was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions with interest and detail. You could tell he was very passionate about the birds. We handled 3 owls and flew 3 owls in the arena.... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I visited the Imperial Birds of Prey Academy with my Gran on Saturday for the Owl Encounter, it was a fantastic Christmas present. We were lucky enough to have Faith to ourselves she is an amazing woman, full of knowledge and showed us she really cared for the birds. We met 6 owls, held 3 of them and flew 3!... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great hour spent with Charlie. He was excellent with each of 6 birds and my grandson Noah thoroughly enjoyed it all. The kookaburra was a great addition. Well done to all.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I had my owl experience today that I received from friends for my 30th. I can honestly say it was fantastic and so informative! Faith was a natural with the owls and clearly had a fantastic relationship with them. They are clearly so well looked after and I was so impressed with Faith's understanding of the birds needs. I hugely... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent day and enjoyed visit so much. Learn't lots about the Various birds and great experience actually flying them. Would highly recommend to any one and any age. David G. Wale

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