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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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Birds of Prey Experience

I had a one hour experience today which I thoroughly enjoyed. Faith was very knowledgable and it was a great pleasure to meet her and her wonderful feathery friends. I would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a one hour experience today which I thoroughly enjoyed. Faith was very knowledgable and it was a great pleasure to meet her and her wonderful feathery friends. I would highly recommend this experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought the half day experience as a gift for my husband's birthday....was great...the birds all have their own personality and character...we had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a bird of prey experience today with Gary ! What an amazing morning we had ! Gary was fantastic and was very attentive with my son. Thankyou Gary

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the 1 hour taster and Faith looked after us, she was brilliant explaining all about the birds even let us see their food (we are weird) Defo book this my son 8 enjoyed holding the different birds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our youngest son is mad about owls so this seemed like a perfect Christmas present. When we booked we were asked how old he was (he's 7) and was going to buy the half day but the lovely person we spoke to said for his age an hour would be better suited for him which impressed me at the outset... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was given an owl encounter as a birthday gift from my husband and it was such an amazing gift. The owls were all so stunning, we got to handle and fly numerous birds and learn lots of facts and hear lots of interesting stories about the birds. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable and make you want to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Poppy for introducing us to some great owls. We loved being able to hold them, stoke them and fly one. One of my daughters liked Zaza best as she was "the cutest" but the rest all loved the burrowing Owl "Chaos"! Great fun. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow what a fantastic time had by all - Matthew made my son's birthday very special - he hasn't stopped smiling - would highly recommend Imperial. Thank you so much

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I arranged for Imperial Birds of Prey Academy to bring owls as a surprise to my at home dinner party for 35 adults. 5 nondescript boxes were brought into the room by Mark and Faith, our expert handlers, and out came the birds, 2 at a time. The guests were literally in awe as they were offered the opportunity to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a really good day, we got up close to the birds and well worth the money. Staff are very friendly and know everything about the birds. Definitely would recommend for all ages and families x

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