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
Learn all about the ancient art of falconry and try it out for yourselves. You'll find out lots about the birds and will be given plenty of time to experience falconry first-hand. Getting really close to different species like this, you will learn what makes a hawk a hawk, a falcon a falcon and an owl an owl. Then you'll get expert tuition in the art of falconry and have time to handle the birds yourselves to help you get comfortable with one another. Then try it out for real as you fly some of the birds, watching them show off their skills - it's an amazing opportunity to see these dramatic creatures up close and watch their spellbinding flight. Two grown- ups are welcome to join you for free.
Approximately two dates each month, both weekdays and weekends. Dates fill up quickly, so book several weeks in advance and allow even longer for popular summer weekend dates.
Girls and boys aged five and over are welcome.
Cancellation will only occur in extreme weather conditions and in that event, would be re-booked for an alternative date. If in doubt please call the venue to confirm.
Your experience will last for one hour and you are free to stay on at the centre for as long as you wish.
Numbers on the Day
All tution is just with the two of you and your instructor.
Up to two adults are welcome to accompany participants free of charge and further spectators can gain entry for a £3.50 charge each (payable on the day, but must be booked at least one week in advance by calling the venue direct).
Dress for the outdoors, with wellingtons or walking boots. Bring a change of clothes if the weather is particularly bad.
Why not bring along a camera and/or a pair of binoculars if you have them? And it would be a shame not to catch one of the flying displays that take place throughout the day.