Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre

Unique experiences in an inspirational location

Come and enjoy our five star experiences in our stunning site just six miles north of Carlilse, nestled next to our own private woodland - we guarantee to give you an experience of a lifetime.

Whether you are looking for a one hour taster experience if you are a visitor to the area, or whether you are looking to host a special event - we will make sur it is filled with memories.

Get married here

Not only can you get married here - you can host up to 100 guests in our special event spaces, including our Bird House or Lost Disco.

Happy Couple Feedback

"The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre was fantastic from the first moment we made contact. 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.

Family Sessions

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.