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Bird of Prey Experience in Suffolk

6 hrs
Valid for 10 months
Ipswich - Suffolk
£115
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Overview

Uncover the magnificent art of falconry with this hands-on bird of prey experience set within 3000 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside. In addition to learning about the history of falconry, get to grips with a host of practical tips and techniques including the importance of weighing these birds, how to make the leather equipment worn by the birds and how to tie a falconers knot. During the day, fly a variety of resident birds of prey to the glove including owls and Harris hawks, in addition to watching a professional flying demonstration with the centre's majestic gyr saker falcons and peregrines. This fun day out includes welcome refreshments of tea and coffee and a hearty lunch at a nearby pub serving excellent food.

In a Nutshell
  • A great introduction to Britain's top predators
  • Meet different bird species and learn about their history
  • Get up close and personal with many resident birds
  • Fly hawks over open land and bring them back to the glove
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    Seven days a week throughout the year, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
  • Participant Guidelines
    Minimum age six (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult who has paid the spectator fee). Wheelchair users are welcome as the site is equipped with hard paths and disabled toilets.
  • Weather
    The venue calls by 8am the morning of the experience to confirm go ahead. However if travelling long distance, please call them the evening before to avoid any disappointment.
  • Duration
    Expect to be at the venue for around six hours.
  • Numbers on the Day
    Share the experience with up to five other bird of prey enthusiasts.
  • Dress Code
    Dress for the outdoors and wear wellies or walking boots. Feel free to bring along a camera and/or a pair of binoculars.

Locations

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Bird of Prey Experience in Suffolk
£115