Falconry Insight Day
This hands-on falconry day is a great way to get up close and personal with some magnificent birds of prey at this specialist centre in Kent. Begin the experience with a welcome tea or coffee, before enjoying a VIP tour of The Hawking Centre. Afterwards, put on a glove and head across the estate to begin a day of falconry - start by flying a small owl through woodland, followed by an eagle owl or wood owl through the meadow. Then meet and fly Maggie the Vulture through formal lawns, the hawks through open parkland and the majestic Chilean eagle through hedged gardens. After a well-earned buffet lunch, fly harris hawks around the private 500 acre estate and marvel at these imperial creatures in full flight.
- Enjoy a full day of hands-on falconry
- Receive a VIP tour of The Hawking Centre
- Fly a selection of birds to the glove
- A light buffet lunch is included
- Availability Description
Seven days a week throughout the year (with the exception of national holidays). Dates fill up quickly, so book several weeks in advance and allow even longer for popular summer weekend dates.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 8. Reasonable fitness is required for this experience as the day involves a fair amount of walking, often over uneven ground and is therefore unsuited for disabled people.
The experience will last for approximately six hours.
- Numbers on the Day
Share the experience with up to three others and an experienced bird of prey handler.
- Dress Code
Dress for the outdoors with wellies or walking boots. Bring a change of clothes if the weather is very bad and don't forget a camera or a pair of binoculars.