Bird of Prey Experience in Yorkshire
Learn all about the ancient art of falconry and get the chance to put on the glove and try it for yourself. When you arrive at the hotel, get refreshed with tea or coffee and a bacon roll. Afterwards, head to the centre for a tour and get close to various species. An experienced handler will verse you in the history, training and maintenance of the birds and get you handling them to make sure you're comfortable. Moving on to actually flying the birds, you'll be amazed by the skill and speed of the predators. After this, go on a woodland 'hawk walk' with either Harris hawks or Red-tailed hawks and learn more about training falcons, while watching a trained falcon soar in a wild flower meadow.
- Go to the falconry centre and get close to these top predators
- Learn about handling, maintaining and training different birds
- Get comfortable handling a harris hawk
- Fly a bird to the glove and go on a hawk walk
- Availability Description
One Saturday or Sunday date once a month, throughout the year.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 14. Wheelchair users are welcome. Both novices and those with some experience of birds of prey are welcome, as the experience 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 three hours. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start.
- Numbers on the Day
There will be up to six people taking part.
- Dress Code
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.
- Other Info
Please note that dogs are not permitted on-site.