See different species close up and learn about the history
Get up close and personal handling the birds
Fly hawks over open land and bring them back to the glove
The magnificence and skill of hawks and falcons can only be appreciated once seen first-hand; and this is a great opportunity to see them swoop and soar through the Gloucestershire sky. The session begins with some training in the art of falconry from an experienced handler. Afterwards, get to grips with the birds themselves; handle them and get yourself feeling comfortable. Once you're accustomed, it's time to try falconry out for real and feel like a true falconer. Fly birds over open countryside and see the skill and speed involved. Finish by flying the bird to the glove; a true medieval thrill.
Weekday and weekend dates throughout the year excluding Christmas Day and New Year. Subject to availability
Minimum age 10 (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult) and there is some walking on uneven ground. Both novices and those with some experience of birds of prey are welcome, as the day can be designed around a level to suit you.
Please call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If your experience is cancelled because of bad weather it will be re-booked for an alternative date.
Your experience will take place in the afternoon and last for around three hours.
Numbers on the Day
There will be up to ten people sharing your experience.
Spectators are welcome at a charge of £5 payable on the day. Dogs are not permitted at any falconry venues.
Dress for the outdoors and wear wellies or walking boots. Bring a change of clothes if the weather is bad. If you have a camera and/or a pair of binoculars please bring them along.