A day at a falconry centre meeting Britain's top predators
Learn about the history of falconry and the different types of birds
Get comfortable handling different species
Fly birds of prey to glove - there's nothing else like it
Get up close and personal with some of nature's magnificent and regal birds of prey and learn about the art of falconry. You'll spend a full day at the centre, finding out all about the birds and getting time to experience falconry first-hand. Tour the centre, where you'll get up close to different species and learn what makes a hawk a hawk, a falcon a falcon and an owl an owl. Get expert tuition and take time to handle the birds so that you get comfortable with one another. Then try it yourself and fly a bird over open countryside, watching them show off their skills and getting some thrills medieval-style when a top predator comes into land on your glove. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Minimum age is 15. Disabled customers are welcome (please advise us at point of booking), but unfortunately this experience isn't suitable for wheelchair users.
The weather shouldn't affect this experience.
6 - 7 hrs
Your experience will last for six to seven hours.
Numbers on the Day
There will be up to ten people taking part.
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.