North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre
North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre

North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre

Smallway Leisure Park

Smallway

Congresbury

BS49 5AA

 

Zoo License: 2021/38241


For alll bookings, enquires and injured wildlife please email nsbopc@aol.co.uk

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Please see our 'News & Updates' section for ways to support us with our work, for latest Covid-19 and Avian Influenza restrictions and how your bookings made be effected.

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Found a injured wild bird of prey?

 

- Gently place a blanket over the injured bird and pick it up

 

- Place the Bird in a well ventilated darkened cardboard box. Line with a towel or newspaper.

 

- Do not attempt to feed or offer water as this can be detrimental and may delay any treatment we can provide.

 

Email nsbopc@aol.co.uk with the following details and we will arrange a time for you to drop off the bird or if possible we will collect.

 

- Your contact details including name, address and telephone number.

 

- Birds details including where it was found, any obvious injuries and if possible a photograph to ID.

 

All rescue and rehabilitation work is self funded by NSBOPC, we receive no government grants or funding. If you would like to support our work please consider sending a donation or purchasing an Experience Day

 

   North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre

 

Experience Days & Private bookings have resumed and are available all year round.

 

We are not open daily for general admission, but we do run our visitors centres Open Days and Events on selected dates. Check our 'Open Days' section for more details.

 

Please visit the 'News & Updates' section of this website for the latest information with regards to bookings, Covid-19 procedures, and latest Avian Influenza news.

 

We kindly ask all customers to please email if you wish to make a booking or enquiry and we will reply as soon as we can:- nsbopc@aol.co.uk

 

 

Two NEW experience days have just been added! Click on our Experiences & Gift Vouchers section for more details.

 

 

OUR OPEN DAYS ARE BACK!

 

Final Open Day for 2021 is Sunday 17th October. If you missed it, don't worry! We will be holding more Open Days in 2022!

 

Head to out 'Open Days' section for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

OWL-O-WEEN EVENT

 

Join us for our spooktacular Owl-O-Ween Event on Sunday 31st October!

 

Meet and hold the Owls, have a go at flying a Barn owl, get up close with some creepy crawlies and see some of our more nocturnal residents in our visitors centre including genets, foxes and owls.

 

Bacon roll and hot takeaway drink on arrival is also included in the ticket price!

 

Date: Sunday 31st October 

Time: 4.00pm-7.00pm

What's included: All Owl handling, admission into our Visitors Centre, opportunity to fly a Barn owl, all creepy crawlie handling, bacon roll & hot drink from Heather's Coffee shop (vegetarian option available if ordered at the time of booking)

Price: £15 per person (minimum age 4 years old)

 

Pre booking is essential. Tickets are limited, once they are gone they are gone! Please email nsbopc@aol.co.uk to book and pay for tickets.

 

 

 

 

Our Aims and Objectives;

 

Conservation of Birds of Prey through public education, captive breeding,

treatment and rehabilitation of wild injured birds of prey.

 

 

 

We are a small zoo with a big heart, offering unforgettable up close encounters and spectacular shows. Our main visitors centre is open to the public for limited dates each year, please see our 'Open Days' section for more details.  We run Experience Days, Outreach visits and Educational sessions all year round where you can get up close to our Birds of Prey and other animals.  Please see our 'Experience Days' and 'Educational Sessions & Events' sections for more details on the different experiences and bookings we offer.

 

Education is on going to all visitors.  The Centre undertakes more in depth education to specific groups and parties, from schools to universities and offers off-site lectures and teaching. 

 

The Centre continues its captive breeding aims; to research species; breed from species not previously understood; maintain the collection and provide birds for demonstrations, both in the U.K and further afield.

 

We are a fully licensed zoo and we are fully insured.  We are passionate about educating people about birds of prey and the challenges they face in the wild.  We strongly believe children are the future, and a child who grows up loving nature and wanting to save it, will be an adult that takes action.

 

 

Our Experience Days operate all year round!

 

Experiences can booked by emailing nsbopc@aol.co.uk 

 

All of our experiences are fun, educational and very hands on.

From Owl Experiences and Falconry Days to Bird of Prey

Encounters and Meet the Animals Experiences, we have something for everyone to enjoy!

 

Experience vouchers can also be purchased as gifts which are valid for 12 months.

Visit our 'Experiences and Gift Vouchers' section to find our more.

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We also hold limited Open Days each year at our visitors centre!

 

As well as running Experience days throughout the year, we also open our doors to our visitors centre on certain days each year where you will be able to.... 

 

~ Meet over 60 resident birds of prey including eagles, vultures, kites, falcons, hawks and owls.

 

~ Find out about our exotic mammals from foxes and skunks, to marmosets and meerkats,

at our amazing feeding shows and talks.

 

~ We also have a variety of reptiles and creepy crawlies who may make appearances throughout the day!
 

Please visit our 'Open Days' section for timings, admission prices and

all events happening throughout each of our open days.

 

 

Licensing Update:

 

As of 1st Arpil 2019, all Animal Activities must be licensed which includes animal encounters, village fetes and fairs, bird of prey displays, educational talks for schools and childrens groups, animal therapy visits to hospitals and care homes, childrens parties, etc. 

If there is an animal involved in anyway, then the company requires this license.  This is to ensure higher welfare standards for the animals being used and greater public safety. 

 

We are a fully licensed zoo; 2021/38241

We are also fully insured.

 

If booking a company that has animals, please ensure they are licensed as it is now a legal requirement.  Anyone operating without this license will be doing so illegally and their Public Libility Insurance will aslo be void.

 

 

 

'In the end we will only conserve what we love.

We only love what we understand.

We will understand only what we are taught.'  Baba Dioum

 

  

For enquiries, bookings and availability please contact us at nsbopc@aol.co.uk

 

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