Plan Your Visit
Cotswold Falconry Centre is located 1 1/2 miles West of Moreton in Marsh, near the foot of Bourton on the Hill. Although at Batsford there is no access from the village.
Our Postcode is GL56 9AB. Please look out for the brown tourist road signs for Falconry Centre / Batsford Arboretum or Batsford Arboretum / Garden Centre. We are all here at the same location. Only leave the main road (A44) when you get to the red bannered and signed entrance. Once up the long drive you will find lots of free car parking space with designated areas for disabled parking.
The best route from Moreton in Marsh is to follow the Monarch’s Way, it will take 30-40 minutes to walk the 1 3/4 miles. Not only can it be a very pleasant walk through typical North Cotswold countryside, it also saves doing the long up the drive walk at the end if following the road.
Moreton in Marsh is well served by First Great Western on the Paddington to Worcester & Hereford via Oxford route. If wishing to do the final part of the journey by taxi it is strongly recommended to book in advance to be picked up from the station.
Cheltenham / Moreton in Marsh service 801 run by Pulham and sons. Stratford upon Avon / Moreton in Marsh services 1 & 2 run by Johnsons. This route has a Batsford Arboretum stop at the (wrong) end of the mile drive towards the Centre.
Opening Hours / Admission Charges
For 2018 we are open to visitors every day from 10th February to 11th November.
Our doors open at 10.30 a.m. each day.
Child (4-15) £5
Family Ticket (2adults + 2children) £25
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Concession covers a wide range of people who have a valid identification inc. seniors, students, carers.
A 10% discount is available to Falconry Centre visitors into the Arboretum and likewise Arboretum visitors to the Falconry Centre.
A 10% discount is available to pre-booked groups over 20.
Admission tickets are valid all day.
If planning to make regular visits it is well worth joining our popular season ticket scheme the ‘Friends of Cotswold Falconry’.
Do we allow dogs?
We are sorry, but NO dogs or other pets are allowed in the Falconry Centre. The rest of Batsford though is very dog friendly. Please contact us by email about access for disability assistance dogs.
Is the Centre fully accessible for disabled people/pushchairs?
The Centre is almost entirely accessible by wheelchair and pushchair. We do have quite a steep slope at our entrance/exit. However, an alternative gate on the flat ground can be opened on request.
What time are the displays?
11.30, 1.30, 3.00 & throughout GMT 4.30. Each display will be different and they each last about one hour. You are welcome to stay and see as many as you wish.
What time do you close?
We close shortly after the last display ends. We strongly recommend you arrive in time to see the beginning of the final display.
Do you have a café?
We sell snacks and ice creams here at the Centre, but we are fortunate to have the Garden Terrace Café less than 100m away in the Garden Centre.