We are now open every day from 11:00am until 5:00pm with last admission at 4:00pm.

We are not doing set time flying displays, but birds will be exercised intermittently throughout the afternoon from 1.00pm onwards. 

There is no pre-booking for visiting the Centre, however we are limiting the number of people on site. If we are extremely busy, we will be asking that people limit their visit to 90 minutes and you may be asked to wait for admission if we are at capacity. So far, since re-opening on 12th April 2021, we have not had to do this. 

Birds of Prey Visitor Centre

The Falconry Centre, Hagley is pleased to house the most varied collection of flying birds of prey in the West Midlands. We are home to over 80 birds ranging from owls, hawks and falcons to eagles, vultures, caracaras and more. We have up to 30 species on display, ranging from those native to the UK to all over the world. 

We fly birds every day from 1pm, weather permitting. Please CLICK HERE to learn more about what you can expect when you come to our Visitor Centre.  

We are a charity and run by small, friendly team of dedicated falconers and volunteers, who all have a passion for birds of prey. Our experience with birds of prey extends back over 30 years, so you can be assured of our knowledge and experience. 

We are the number 1 visitor attraction in our area and carry a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor; previous visitors have described us as a "great place to visit for children and adults" and an "entertaining display of raptors by enthusiastic falconers all of whom showed a genuine affection for the birds. These wonderful birds of prey provided a demonstration […] and interaction with the visiting audience which was delightful […] I thoroughly recommend a visit."

You can read more about what people have to say about us by visiting our page on TripAdvisor.

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We Also Offer...

BIRD HANDLING EXPERIENCES

In addition to our Visitor Centre and daily flying displays, we also offer Bird Handling Experiences, giving you the opportunity to get up close and experience the thrill of flying and handling our magnificent birds. You can learn all about them from one of our experienced falconers as the birds fly and land on your outstretched, gloved hand. We have experiences suitable for children age 6+ and adults of all ages and interests, flying everything from owls to eagles. Please Click Here to learn more about our Bird Handling Experiences. 

SCHOOLS & EDUCATIONAL VISITS

We have a specially trained team of birds that will fly indoors in school halls, offering educational and informative sessions tailored to suit the age group and any particular relevant areas of study. Led by one of our experienced falconers, a session usually lasts for 50 minutes and features at least 5 birds; attending birds may vary depending on the subjects to be covered, but will usually be a mixture of kestrels, hawks and owls, free-flying in close proximity to the children, who are encouraged to ask questions throughout the sessions. Please Click Here to learn more about what we offer to Schools. 

BIRD OF PREY REHABILITATION

We are a rehabilitation centre for sick and injured wild birds of prey. Each year. we take in approximately 50 birds of prey found and brought to us by members of the public, vets and rescue centres. We feed, treat, care for and release these birds back into the wild. Please Click Here to learn more about our wild bird of prey rehabilitation and what to do if you find a sick or injured bird of prey. 

Terms & Conditions apply - please Click Here to view. Purchase of any visitor's entry ticket, Group Visit, Experience, Sponsorship package and/or booking of any Outside Event confirms understanding and acceptance of these terms and conditions.