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Welcome to Thorp Perrow

Come and take a stroll in the Arboretum, watch your children let off steam in the adventure playground, enjoy the wonderful Bird of Prey displays, or hand feed the wallabies in the Mammal Centre. We have a lot to offer the whole family - keep your eyes peeled for our fun seasonal trails, family event days, open-air concerts, workshops, lunches, and guided tours.

Thorp Perrow is the home of one of the UK's finest collections of trees, including five National Plant Collections, and a leading centre for raptor conservation.

What's on?

How to find us

No access to Arboretum from Firby Road (past Bedale Leisure Centre), use sat nav postcode DL8 2PS.

From Bedale: follow signposts towards Masham (B6268), ignore signs for Thorp Perrow along Firby Road (also signposted Leisure Centre), and continue for approx 1 mile. Turn left following signs for Snape and the entrance to the Arboretum is approx 1/4 mile on the left.

Credit: Wendy Pain

Admission Prices

Pre book your tickets online to get the best price.

Booking online is subject to a booking fee charge from our service provider, but we have discounted our online tickets to ensure you no worse off if you book online - and in fact in most cases you are better off pre-booking.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate, but are subject to capacity and we strongly advise you pre book prior to your visit

Ticket Type Online On the Door
Adult £13.30 £14.30
Concession £12.05 £13.05
Child £8.50 £9.50
2 + 2 £41.50 £43.50
2 + 3 £49.65 £51.65
Group Adult (pre-booked groups of 10+ visitors) Not Available £10.60
Group Child (pre-booked groups of 10+ visitors) Not Available £6.80
Adult Season Ticket £44.60 £44.60
Child Season Ticket £25.90 £25.90

Please contact the office for further information on group and school bookings, venue hire or birthday parties, 01677 425 323.

Season tickets are valid for a year from the date of purchase and offer fantastic value for money! Please ask us about upgrading during your visit.

Opening Times

Thorp Perrow

Daily: 10:00 - 16:00

Bird of Prey Display Times

Meet the Owls: 11:30 Bird of Prey Flying Display: 13:30 Bird of Prey

Flying Display: 15:30

Thorp Perrow's Summer Trail

Keep the little ones entertained this summer with our Nature Trail which will be running over the holidays. With wide, open spaces, flowers and trees all around, this walk is a fun and educational way to connect nature with the family.

Thorp Perrow's Open Air Concerts

We are delighted to be welcoming back our friends, the ABBA Tribute Band 'Sensation' to party under the stars this summer! Be transported back to the golden days of the iconic Swedish super-group with a faithful reproduction of the sound, costumes, choreography and musicianship.

Also, in the line-up, The UK's most authentic live tribute to the music of Freddie Mercury and QUEEN - Flash! Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, the group will power out the greatest songs of QUEEN. Performed in authentic costumes and with replica equipment the show really is as close as it gets.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Dogs at Thorp Perrow

Thorp Perrow welcomes dogs, providing they are kept on a lead at all times.

Dogs are not permitted inside the Tearoom (but can join you in the outdoor seating areas), the children's play area, or the Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre. Please use the areas provided to secure your furry friend whilst you visit these facilities.

Mobility Scooter

Please contact our tearoom to pre-book and hire our
mobility scooter - 01677 427 203.

Give a gift of Thorp Perrow

Season Tickets make great gifts for that special occasion. Lasting a full year from the date of purchase, allowing all year round access to the Arboretum and bird of prey & mammal centre. Purchase online, by telephone - 01677 425 323, or in person at our tearoom.