Open daily, except during December and January:
March to Oct: 10:30am to 5:30pm.
Feb. and Nov: 10:30am to 4:30pm.
Children under 4:
Group rates also available; contact the centre for details.
See official website for latest prices and opening times.
The International Centre for Birds of Prey (formerly the National Birds of Prey Centre) is located between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester, about 2 miles south-west of Newent. It is home to a large collection of birds of prey, one of the largest in the world in terms of number of species, including over 60 species of hawks, eagles, and owls. The centre is open daily, from the beginning of February until the end of October. There are up to three flying demonstrations each day, subject to the weather. The Centre also offers a variety of more extensive handling experience days and training courses; see the official website for details.
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Snacks & refreshments, tea rooms, light meals
No dogs (except guide dogs) or other pets
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Flying demonstrations daily
Summer: 11:30, 2:00, 4:15
Winter: 11:30, 1:30, 3:30
Winter Owl Evenings; guided tour of the owls by torchlight and flying demonstrations. Tickets must be booked in advance; see official website for details.
How To Get There:
Take M50 north to junction 3. Turn right onto B4221, and follow it to Newent. Turn right onto B4216 towards Newent town centre. Take next turning right, signposted for the Centre. Continue past a school on your left, across a staggered left/right junction, and the Centre will be on your left after about 2 miles (from Newent).
From M5 north:
Take M50 south at junction 8. Turn left at junction 3 onto B4221, and follow it to Newent as described above.
From Gloucester (& M5 south J11):
Take A40 west towards Ross-on-Wye. Turn right onto B4215 and follow it to Newent. Stay on B4215 until the junction with B4221 and B4216 on the northern edge of Newent. Turn left onto B4216 towards Newent town centre. Take next turning right, signposted for the Centre. Continue past a school on your left, across a staggered left/right junction, and the Centre will be on your left after about 2 miles (from Newent).
Data on this page last updated: Aug 4 2012