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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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Lovely birds but would like an individual experience and will go back for that. Staff are very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theresa L
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Half day experience - what a day!

I treated my mum to the half day experience for her birthday and we both had the best afternoon! It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Georgina W
via mobile
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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” (24 reviews)
“the barn” (18 reviews)
“owl encounter” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
+44 1268 520176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely birds but would like an individual experience and will go back for that. Staff are very good with the birds and in explaining everything

Thank Theresa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I treated my mum to the half day experience for her birthday and we both had the best afternoon! It was amazing to see all the different birds and learn so much about them, Faith had a wealth of knowledge and it was so fascinating...More

Thank Georgina W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always loved Birds of Prey! What a great place to visit..and just when think you know a lot about Birds of Prey....you get to learn so much more from what we saw today! The place is friendly, welcoming, clean and well run. They have a...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be bought a Half Day Experience for s special birthday - WOW!! Really enjoyed my day with three birds available to see inside and a further four outside including the excellent Gonzo the Vulture. Faith and her team really make...More

Thank Lord E
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I bought this gift for my son (7) and his granddad who both like birds of prey. They really enjoyed the one hour experience and got to hold lots of different birds before going outside and flying a beautiful barn owl. Our host, Matt was...More

1  Thank Laurie E
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Half day experience was purchased for my birthday. Wonderful afteroon, max who took the session was really knowledgeable. Chaos the burrowing owl was gorgeous, would highly recommend this.Another thing ticked off my bucket list.

1  Thank sandra1lindsay
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I took my grandson for a 3 hour experience. Well organised, great attention to safety of us and the birds. My grandson enjoyed meeting and flying the birds. He has a head full of new facts and I have nothing but respect for the volunteers...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Impressive the knowledge and enthusiasm the guys have for there work really comes through...weather it was owls or kesterals and the Birds are well looked after...very informative...

Thank brianwhitfield2016
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Myself and my 10yr Granddaughter Madeline had a wonderful time at the Owl Experience today. Adele and Matt gave us a great insight to the Owls and were so good with my Granddaughter. A wonderful time - thank you!

Thank joanjackson41
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I bought a voucher as a gift for my 14 year old nephew. This very reasonably priced half day experience enabled him to getup close to the birds while learning about their behaviour in the wild and how they are kept healthy in captivity. The...More

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Sue C
7 May 2016|
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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