Become a falconer for the day with this brilliant experience
Receive expert tuition from experienced bird handlers
And learn all about this historical sport
Prepare to fly the predatory beasts right to the glove
After tea/coffee and a bacon roll at the hotel, you'll go onto the centre for a tour, where you'll get up close to different species. Then you'll get expert tuition in the art of falconry and have time to handle the birds so that you get comfortable with one another. This experience does not involve hawking (hunting live prey) but includes a two hour woodland walk with red tailed hawks or Harris hawks, learning about the training of various raptors. You'll watch a trained falcon flying in a wild flower meadow and help to fly one of the birds, getting some medieval-style thrills when a top predator flies in to land on your glove. Lunch at the falcon barn is included.
Minimum age is 14. You need to be reasonably fit as the day involves a fair amount of walking. Wheelchair users are welcome. Both novices and those with some experience of birds of prey are welcome, as the day is designed around your level of experience.
If the weather is bad your experience will still go ahead under cover.
Your experience will last for around six hours, including a break for lunch. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start.
Numbers on the Day
There will be up to six people taking part.
This experience is not suitable for spectators.
Dress for the outdoors and wear wellies or walking boots, plus a warm coat in winter. If you have a camera or a pair of binoculars, bring them along.