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Planning Your Visit to Chester’s Falconry Centre

Here’s some answers to the most popular questions asked about the Chester Cathedral Falconry Centre & Nature Gardens. If you’ve a specific question, do call us on 01244 699053 or email us

Your visit

The entrance fees to the centre are £5.00 (adults) and £4 (children). We have two family tickets: 1) for two adults and two children – £18 or 2) for two adults and up to three children – £22.  The entrance fee entitles you to explore the centre and the nature gardens, visit the birds of prey and watch one of our daily outdoor flying displays.
Our cathedral falconry team will put the centre’s magnificent birds of prey through their paces in the spectacular surroundings of the cathedral gardens throughout the day. Contact us via email at or by phone at 01244 699 053 for times of the displays.

It is important to note that the flying displays are weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice due to adverse weather conditions. Please contact the centre on the day of your visit if you require further information.

The centre opening times are

We’re open daily from 10am – 4pm, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

November to March | 10am – 4pm

You are more than welcome to visit the centre without booking a specific experience. You will be able to explore the centre and the nature gardens and watch one of our daily outdoor flying displays.
Every one gets the chance to handle our magnificent birds of prey, however, you can book one of our superb experiences; a private session with one of our experienced falconers where you will get the chance to handle and fly a variety of our species.
Unfortunately dogs, including service dogs, are not permitted in the centre or the nature gardens for health and safety reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
You are welcome to bring a picnic on site and we have designated areas for you to sit and enjoy your food. The centre also has a refreshment kiosk – selling drinks and snacks – which you are welcome to use.
You are welcome to take photographs of the birds and the centre during your visit. We do, however, ask that you adopt a sensitive approach at all times. Photographers are requested to keep a safe distance from the birds, reduce the use of flash where possible and respect the experience and enjoyment of other visitors.

The centre and the gardens have gravel pathways which are easy for wheelchairs to navigate.

The nearest Blue Badge Parking is located on Frodsham Street.  There is no on-site parking.

There are two disabled toilets with large cubicles on site.

If you are planning a visit to the centre and have specific access needs – please contact us. Our team will be more than happy to provide information and make special arrangements.

There are toilets on site and there are also baby changing facilities.


The centre

The centre is open daily with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
You can purchase gift vouchers for experiences, gifts of tickets or annual passes by ringing 01244 699 053 or alternatively 01244 699 052.

Still have a question..?

Contact the Falconry Centre team at:

T: 01244 699 053
or simply pop in and speak to a member of our team