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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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Owl experience

Fabulous afternoon, well worth it. So taken by all the lovely owls, especially the naughty little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JR112014
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Billericay, United Kingdom
great experience

We came here on a Travelzoo offer and had a 1 hour bird of prey experience. We were allowed to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rambl1ngMan
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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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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Travellers talk about
“burrowing owl” (26 reviews)
“the barn” (19 reviews)
“owl encounter” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
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+44 1268 520176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous afternoon, well worth it. So taken by all the lovely owls, especially the naughty little Chaos. Interesting information given during the experience, all really well done. Definitely recommend and we will definitely do it again.

Thank JR112014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a Travelzoo offer and had a 1 hour bird of prey experience. We were allowed to handle various birds indoors, from a small Southern White-Faced Owl up to a Buzzard. Our guide, Adele, was very nowledeable about all things raptor and...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Wonderful experience, knowledgeable and friendly staff, close encounter with selection of different owls, each with their own personality.

Thank McQueen3
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Me and my husband found the whole experience amazing. We held a Southern white faced owl, a buzzard and a kestral. We both then had the opportunity to fly a barn owl. The people who run this academy are knowledgable and caring and their love...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Owls are beautiful in more ways than I can describe. Thank you Imperial Bird of Prey Academy for such a lovely afternoon and for all dedication you and your team put in behind the scenes to make The Owl Encounter experience possible.

Thank alagdon
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We got up close to 3 English native birds, Kestral, barn owl and buzzard. We also got to fly the barn owl. Our 12 and 10 year old grand children loved it. The staff were knowledgeable, and polite. I would go back again.

Thank Dave2189
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Came today with my son in law. We were able to hold three birds and were told about their habitat, food etc. We were then taken outside to fly a Barn Owl. This was the highlight of my day. I took lots of photographs and...More

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

As a family (2 adults & 2 children) we today enjoyed a birds of prey experience at this academy. We can't praise it enough. Highly knowledgeable staff, extremely engaging with both the adults and children and stunning birds that we got up close with. Matt...More

Thank piper_klp
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had a wonderful hour long experience with four birds up close. Just us the birds and the handler. Many thanks we will return,

Thank Judith L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

we were treated so well here!.The staff were passionate and knowledgable.The birds were so beautiful and actually seeing them in flight was a priveledge.we will definitely come again !!thanks

Thank nannykaftan
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Wendy H
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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
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Sue C
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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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