Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre


The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre provides wedding ring delivery by bird of prey, falconry and hawking courses, activities, corporate events, shows and displays as well as film work throughout northern England and southern Scotland. If you wish to learn more about falconry, in and around North Cumbria and South West Scotland, then please use our address, telephone number or e-mail address to find out more about the services we offer.

*Please note our winter schedule is now in operation until 31st March 2022 - we are only open on Saturdays from 10am - 5pm *

Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre - Falconry in North Cumbria and South West Scotland

Pull out all the stops for you big day and get your wedding rings delivered by one of our birds of prey.

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"The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre was fantastic from the first moment we made contact to organise an owl ring delivery. They were brilliant and very friendly! The setting up was so discreet that no one noticed it happening - none of our guests knew what we were planning we kept it a BIG secret. It was incredible and Molly the owl is beautiful (and I'm scared of all birds!!) All our guests are still talking about it! Something we will never forget and highly recommend."

Hannah McCormack

"Gary attended our wedding with Willow the barn owl. Such a magical experience and everyone loved it. Such a professional service. My guests got to hold the owl and have photos taken. She was the star of the show. Would highly recommend."

Paula Cowper

"Thank you so much for coming to our wedding ceremony. Molly was amazing when delivering our wedding rings yesterday. A fantastic unique experience"

Daz Newton

Let us know how we can make your big day even more special - contact us

Visiting the Centre

The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre is in the city of Carlisle (west of Carlisle city centre). If you wish to visit the centre you need to make an appointment or book a falconry course or activity. If none of our courses meet your needs then please use our contact details to let us know about your requirements

Our Thurstonfield site allows us to concentrate on training and flying birds whilst keeping the centre looking at its best. The site sits in the Solway basin and is lucky enough to be the home to woodpeckers, red squirrels and roe deer, as well as numerous other birds and mammals.

Our courses, activity days and other activities remain the same as always and we are sure guests will enjoy the new surroundings as much as we do.


The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre offers a wide variety of training courses and activities - from one-hour Hawk Walks to Five-Day Hawking Courses - all from the centre in Thurstonfield, near Carlisle, Cumbria.

We now offer Family Sessions.

Our Courses and Activities are all coordinated from the centre based in Thurstonfield, near Carlisle, Cumbria.

If you wish to impress some of your more discerning clients why not bring them along to the centre, in Cumbria, to experience falconry through a group activity day. Guaranteed to be a memorable experience the centre's beautiful grounds and personal touch will make your customers feel like valued individuals.

The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre often receives requests for other falconry services such as photographic days, wedding party falconry displays and shows and film work: whatever your need we will try to help.

For more information go to Other Services.

Infection Control Measures

We want to reassure our customers that the Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre is a safe place to visit which is why we have introduced the following measures which we feel helps to control the risk of infection.

We have lots of open spaces which we will make best use of by limiting our visits to one group at a time.

We are reducing the likelihood of person-to-person contamination by limiting visits to one group at a time, on a reduced timetable which is booked in advance.

· Groups can only book for sessions in advance.

· One group will be permitted on site at a time.

· We will conduct all sessions outside if weather is permitting, or re-schedule these for another time.

· Group times will be spread throughout the day to avoid any contact with external parties.

· Ask that you cover your mouth with a tissue or hand if you sneeze, and remind you of this through signage on your visit.