Head out with an instructor to fly an eagle to the glove
Enjoy an eagle falconry experience for two in Gloucestershire and take a glimpse into the world of these magnificent birds of prey. Start the experience with a guided tour of the aviaries and meet the various eagles in residence. Next, embark on a one-to-one session with a qualified professional to get to grips with bird handling, learn training practices and see birds of prey flown by experienced falconers. After lunch, take to the stunning Gloucestershire countryside with an instructor and fly more than one type of eagle to the glove. This falconry experience offers the rare chance to see these beautiful and dramatic creatures in full flight. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Selected Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from mid February to October.
Minimum age is 15. You need to be reasonably fit as the day involves a fair amount of walking, often over uneven ground. Both novices and those with some experience of birds of prey are welcome, as the day is designed around your level of experience.
The weather shouldn't affect this experience.
Your experience will last for around six and a half hours, including a break for lunch.
Numbers on the Day
There will be two other participants with you on the day.
This experience isn't suitable for spectators, but for a small charge guests can visit the venue from 10.30am (£10 adults or £5 children), which also includes a falconry display at 11.30am.
Dress for the outdoors and wear wellies or walking boots, plus a warm coat in winter. Bring a change of clothes if the weather is very bad. If you have a camera or a pair of binoculars, bring them along.
Please note that dogs are not permitted on-site. This venue is one of the largest bird of prey centres in the country, with around 130 fascinating birds on display.