Visitor Information

About Us

The Birds Of Prey Centre is located within the magnificent lakeside surroundings of Kielder Water at Leaplish Waterside Park, Northumberland. The Centre contains one of the largest & most fascinating collections of Birds Of Prey in the North of England. At the Birds of Prey Centre you will discover a vast variety of species & find out about their essential role within the ecology of the natural world. Learn about the valuable work of the Kielder Water Birds Of Prey Centre’s captive breeding programme, which has been established to further the awareness of conservation, propagation & rehabilitation of the Birds of Prey. This is a fantastic opportunity to see Birds of Prey in action. Watch a Falcon stoop down from the skies at over 100mph, see the grace and speed of Eagles, Hawks & Kites. Experience the thrill & excitement of handling some of these beautiful and extraordinary birds.

At Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre I do not believe in exploiting my birds and totally disagree with various so called falconry display teams and falconers charging people to have their photographs taken holding birds of prey.  This practise achieves nothing in the interests of education or conservation, most of these despicable people do not have an animal performers licence and I know for a fact in the North East of England they do not hold a zoo licence. So remember do not give these people your hard earned money.

Ray Lowden

Disabled Access

All areas of Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre are accessible to wheelchairs and there is a disabled parking bay at the main gate.

Opening Times and Admission

The Centre is open daily from 10.30am – 4.30pm

Adults

£7

Children and O.A.Ps

£4.50

Family

Two adults and two children. £21

Family Annual Ticket

Two adults and two children. £75

Flying Demonstrations

Demonstrations are held every day between March and October, weather permitting, at 1.30pm and 3pm with different birds in each display.  We actively encourage visitor participation.

Getting here

Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
Leaplish Waterside Park
Northumberland
NE48 1AX

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If you'd like to contact the Centre, you can find all our details here.

Certificate of Excellence 2014