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

 

License no: 80551

Breeding License: 35243


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

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Experience Days & Private bookings are resuming from 12th April.

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. Please do not to telephone or turn up at the visitors’ centre. We have limited staff, who are prioritising our experience days and daily animal care. We also need to email important information to all customers regarding their booking to ensure you have the most up to date information prior to your visit.

 

Our email is nsbopc@aol.co.uk

Please be patient, our staff are working incredibly hard and are responding to all emails as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Fox Cub Encounters 

 

Ever wanted to meet a baby fox... well now you can!

Our super popular fox cub encounters are back! You’ll be able to hold the fox cubs, take photographs and learn all about wild foxes.
 

Available on Saturday 1st May & Sunday 2nd May. Please email for availability and session times. Spaces are limited and these special encounters are only available for a short period of time. 
 

Additional info:
Cost is £30 per person and sessions last around 20 minutes. Group sizes are 2-6 people and made up of your party only. All bookings are non refundable. Minimum age 5 yrs old and under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Cameras are welcome. We recommend long sleeves & trousers and sensible footwear for this experience. To book your place please message the page or email nsbopc@aol.co.uk 

Does not include admission to our visitors centre which is only open for selected dates throughout the year. Covid restrictions including social distancing and the wearing of face coverings apply. Please see the 'News & Updates' section for more details on current regulations. Please note our Fox cubs are captive bred North American foxes and are not, and never will be, wild.

 

 

 

 

Our Aims and Objectives;

 

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

treatment and rehabilitation of wild injured birds of prey.

 

 

 

The 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 on all other dates throughout the year 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 and 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 Hawk Walks and Bird of Prey

Encounters, 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 fully licensed; numbers 80551 and 35243

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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