gigrin red kite

Welcome to the Red Kite Feeding Centre – Gigrin Farm!

We are a 200 acre family-run working farm, now famous for our Red Kite Feeding Centre. Hundreds of Red Kites feed here every day. It is a truly breathtaking spectacle which we hope you will come along and witness for yourself.

The Red Kite Centre is located in the most beautiful countryside, in the heart of Mid Wales, overlooking both the Wye and Elan Valleys, and just half a mile from the market town of Rhayader.

We have general hides for you to watch from, as well as specialist Photographic Hides, both of which are just a few metres away from where the Red Kites are fed. There is a coffee shop & gift shop, a picnic site., and farm trail.

Everyone is welcome. We cater for families, specialist photographers, film-makers, schools trips and coaches.

WE ARE NOW OPEN EVERY DAY FROM SATURDAY 21 JULY TO 2 WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER – 1PM TO 5PM – the kites are fed at 3pm.

*Saturday 21 July alert.  Rhayader Carnival activities mean that traffic through the town may be slow.  There is a procession through the town at 2.15pm. Please allow extra time for your journey if you are visiting us that day.*

Please click here for our opening times

Feeding is at 3pm from the last Sunday in March, and 2pm from last Sunday of  October.

Dogs are welcome but they must be on leads at all times.

“Truly World Class”
Simon King, Spring Watch
“For Red Kites like you’ve probably never seen them before, and an exhibition of wildlife – friendly farming, Gigrin Farm is worth a visit”
Bill Oddie – Ornithologist

“Surely the largest, most fantastic bird table in the world”
BBC Wildlife Magazine
“The Best place to see, and photograph red kites in Europe”
Amateur Photographer Magazine