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What to do with the Kids

Things to do with the kids here at the Centre

A day out with the kids at the ICBP can be fun, interactive and a great learning experience-not just for them but for you as well! 

Over and above our 250 Birds of Prey and 3 daily flying demonstrations we have a great kids play area and Maze in the flying field, 11 acres of space for them to enjoy, our newly refurbished education room with interactive displays and an adventure course in the wood. When you get here look out for the Activity Board, to see what is going on, or if you can't find it, go and ask in the shop!

Handling session

There is a lot going on to keep the nippers entertained, especially at this time of year 

Baby great horned owlsKids and silhouettes








During the spring and summer months there are often baby birds to be seen, including baby owls being trained in the Hawk Walk and on demonstration.

Baby Kestrels

ICBP Kids code of conduct: The only thing that we ask is that you help to keep your kids under control around the birds, we know they want to run, shout, play so please let them do so in the flying field between the demonstrations and on the play area. While you are close to the aviaries please remember that this is the birds home and it is important for their welfare they feel comfortable and not startled or scared by running or shouting children.

Raptor Experience Half Day

Half Day Experience Bird Handling Experience for Adults and Children. These are most commonly run on Sundays, but during school holidays they are also run on Tuesdays and Thursdays - check out the calendar at the bottom of this page - scroll down! This is a half day for anyone interested in learning a little more about birds of prey, or getting that little bit closer to the birds than most visitors to our centre would be able to manage. We will take children from the age of 8 upwards as long as there is a paying accompanying parent or guardian, this must be paying the entrance fee, although we would encourage them if possible, to participate in the day if they can. The height restriction of not below 120cm is because smaller children cannot safely hold the larger birds and they get tired and do not enjoy the day. The half day is a wonderful experience with our birds, where you will get to meet hawks, falcons, owls and kites to name but a few.


Neil Forbs from Great Western Exotic Vets


International Centre For Birds of Prey


Present the perfect course for raptor keepers, falconers, zoos keepers, demonstrators, educationalists in raptor understanding and owl keepers.


‘Management of birds of prey for health and longevity’


One Day Course

Presented by Neil A Forbes DipECZM(avian) FRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Bird Medicine

Two dates available


Sunday February 5th 2017


Saturday April 1st 2017

0900h – 1630h


At: International Centre for Birds of Prey

Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ


Cost £85 for one day


Includes lunch, refreshments + comprehensive A4 course notes


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Please phone to book at: 01531 820286


Opening Times

Mar. to Oct.

10.30 am - 5.30 pm

Nov. and Feb.

10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Dec. and Jan



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