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Falconry Experience Days



    • Small group half & full day falconry experiences
    • Choose from many locations around the UK
    • Witness close relationship between falconer & bird
    • Handle, fly and marvel at majestic birds of prey
    • Falconry at Marshwood on the west coast of Dorset
    • Meet, handle & fly owls, hawks & more
    • Book the Ultimate experience to meet the Eagles
    • Bring friends - buy spectators passes locally
    • Falconry at a range of venues around the UK
    • Courses hosted by highly experienced falconers
    • Chance to fly birds to your gloved hand
    • Sessions usually last around three hours
    • Falconry experiences at Knockholt in Kent
    • A full range of experiences to choose from
    • Meet and fly raptors in a nature trail setting
    • Garden centre, shop, cafe & nature trail on site
    • Bird of prey day nr Ludlow in the Shropshire Hills
    • Centre is home to over 25 different species
    • All falconry experiences are on a one to one basis
    • Spend an informative & fun 6 hours on site
    • Falconry at an activity farm near Bedford
    • Hundreds of birds of prey are resident here
    • Tasters to advanced falconer training offered
    • Excellent visitor facilities within the farm
    • Visit the falconry sanctuary nr Dorchester in Dorset
    • Fly and handle a variety of birds of prey
    • Meet some very rare species of raptor too
    • Relaxed experiences in a very tranquil setting
    • Learn about hawks, falcons and owls
    • 2 hour experience available
    • Get close up and handle the birds
    • Expert falconers to answer all your questions
    • Venue is Doddington Place Gardens near Canterbury
    • Centre run by TV presenters Leigh & Jo Holmes
    • Home to rare birds such as the Augur Buzzard
    • Enjoy falconry in 700-acre country estate setting
    • A range of falconry experiences in Shrewsbury
    • Lots of hands-on time handling & flying the birds
    • Exclusive access - this centre not open to public
    • Plenty of time to take photos of the raptors too
    • Private Hawk experiences in North Wales
    • Join host Richard on the 200-acre Denbigh estate
    • Spend time getting to know & flying the hawks
    • All participants receive a framed photo
    • Half & full day falconry experiences in East Sussex
    • Meet & work with head trainer Gerard & his team
    • A stunning Tudor castle setting complete with moat
    • Fly kestrels, hawks, owls and falcons
    • Falconry courses near Northwich in Cheshire
    • A full range of experiences offered
    • Exclusive to IntotheBlue - the Raptor Experience
    • Over 85 birds inc the rare White Tailed Sea Eagle
    • Falconry at Risley Garden Centre estate in Derbys
    • Learn from host Bob Morley & his talented team
    • Witness hunting & flying & go on walks with birds
    • Tasters to in-depth falconry sessions available
    • Choose between Tavistock or Okehampton venues
    • Both idyllic locations on the edge of Dartmoor Pk
    • Go hawk walking, watch free-flying displays & more
    • Lessons run in groups of up to 4 budding falconers
    • At 13th century Dalhousie Castle in Bonnyrigg
    • Meet & fly owls, hawks & buzzards in Scotland
    • All experiences include lots of 'hands on' time
    • Family friendly - minimum age just 9yrs
    • Birds of prey at Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay
    • Follow raptors from egg to fully-fledged adult
    • Some rare species like the African Fish Eagle
    • Excellent facilities inc. the Hive restaurant
    • Strathblane Country House hotel setting
    • Watch raptors fly in a natural & wild setting
    • Sessions run by Graeme - an expert falconer
    • Meet Scops Owls, Peregrine Falcons and more
    • This centre is not normally open to the public
    • Hosted by Ben Long, a UK leading falconer
    • Meet the birds nr Hardwicke in Gloucestershire
    • Flying with Peregrine Falcons and Hawks
    • Falconry sessions near Halifax in West Yorks
    • Sessions are hosted & guided by Kevin & Jo Ryan
    • Meet vultures, owls, hawks, falcons & eagles
    • Spend time to really understand these fine raptors
    • Falconry lessons at Llangarron nr Ross on Wye
    • Hosted by Mike Hill head trainer & centre manager
    • Swing lures for falcons, fly owls and much more!
    • Hawk walks to see birds flying in natural habitats
    • Hawk walks in a secluded Somerset setting
    • Hear about the work of this falconry charity
    • Meet, handle and fly a trained Hawk to your hand
    • Up to 2 spectators welcome at no extra cost
    • Private falconry collection not open to the public
    • Feel like part of the family as you learn falconry
    • Experience takes place in Fife nr Kirkcaldy
    • Head out in a Land Rover to fly falcons & eagles
    • Falconry in Northumberland National Park nr Wark
    • Handle, weight, photograph & fly raptors
    • Learn falconer skills at this family run centre
    • Owls, hawks & falcons in unspoilt countryside
    • Falconry tuition on a 1200 acre estate in Yorks
    • Meet, understand & learn about birds of prey
    • Watch knot tying & flying demos or go on walks
    • A superb Yorkshire countryside setting nr Skipton
    • Falconry on a farm estate in Market Harborough
    • Sessions are hosted by expert falconer Andrew
    • Learn about breeding, hatching, rearing & feeding
    • Fly & handle a variety of birds inc eagles
    • Fly birds to the hand at Tattershall, Lincolnshire
    • Meet owls, kestrels, hawks and buzzards
    • Witness how falconer and raptors work together
    • Vouchers for up to 4 people, minimum age 14yrs
    • Falconry at Battle of Bosworth battlefield
    • Meet Becky & her collection of raptors nr Nuneaton
    • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 4
    • Learn falconer skills from a passionate falconer
    • Falconry at the Holdenby House estate in Northants
    • Fly birds where King James II kept raptors!
    • A fascinating insight into a falconer's daily life
    • Meet & fly eagles, hawks, owls & even vultures
    • Falconry at a farm shop & park nr Abingdon in Oxon
    • Tour the aviaries & mews, fly & handle the birds
    • Centre run by Sharon & James houses 90+ raptors
    • A variety of family-friendly experiences offered
    • Falconry experiences in Staffordshire nr Burton
    • Raptor days and owl experiences offered
    • Plenty of chance to handle and fly the birds
    • Small group experiences (up to a max of 8 usually)
    • Experiences at a proper falconry training school
    • Learn all about falconry, equipment & history
    • Time spend observing the birds flying & hunting
    • Courses at Hammerwood near East Grinstead, Sussex
    • Hawk walks & falconry days exclusive to you
    • Visit Glen & his feathered friends near Newcastle
    • All experiences are adapted/bespoke to you
    • Wheelchair & pushchair accessible hawk walks
    • Falconry days at Hagley near Stourbridge
    • Meet, handle & fly some of 30 species of raptor
    • Experiences inc hawk walks, larger bird flying etc
    • Good onsite facilities inc garden centre & cafe
    • Falconry at Pontefract nr Leeds with Kira
    • Kira is a gifted & passionate falconer
    • Meet her collection of bred & rescue raptors
    • Go on hawk walks, learn about training & more
    • A Medieval falconry day at Hedingham Castle
    • Meet the birds, including a trained Raven
    • Go on a Hawk Walk around the castle grounds
    • Experience includes a lunch for all participants
    • Two hour Owl experiences at Risley in Derbyshire
    • Meet Bob, Christine & their owl collection
    • Everyone loves the Barn & Snowy Owls!
    • This centre is not normally open to the public
    • Meet and fly owls near Eastbourne in East Sussex
    • Experiences run as private bookings just for you
    • Vouchers for one, two, three or four people offered
    • Indoor & outdoor arenas for flying in any weather
    • An owl encounter near Ware in Hertfordshire
    • A unique daughter & father set up for this centre
    • Meet, handle & fly different species of owl
    • Lots for the family to do at this Farm Park venue
    • Falconry training nr Chichester, West Sussex
    • Spend time working with these magnificent birds
    • Full day includes a home-made lunch
    • Create jesses & anklets on the full day experience
    • Falconry at Askham Bryan land-based studies college
    • Observe the daily routine of a falconer
    • Fly a selection of raptors to the hand
    • A lovely countryside setting near historic York
    • Falconry & a luxury hotel stay combined
    • Relax at the Coniston Hotel on the Coniston Estate
    • Go for a hawk walk as part of your stay
    • Spa access, evening meal & breakfast also included

Take a walk on the wild side at falconry centres all over the UK 

When it comes to handling these birds of prey, it’s understandable that you could be a little bit nervous beforehand. These are ferocious hunters and you’ll be forgiven for wondering if you’re going to get a little nip from that sharp beak. But we have to say, raptors that are fully trained are totally used to being around humans, which means you can, having listened to the safety briefing, approach these wonderful birds with confidence.

What we love about these experiences is that not only do you get to properly meet the likes of falcons, hawks, eagles and owls getting close enough to be able to see your own reflection in their beady eyes, you also learn lots about their natural habits and habitat. It’s fascinating to find out how they can be trained to interact with their handler and how the relationship develops in the wild as they go hunting for their quarry, as you can see from this birds of prey day video in Kent.

Exclusive access to the falconer’s collection of raptors

Many of the falconry venues featured aren't normally open to the public, so our experiences give you exclusive access, be it part of a small group or a private booking where it’s just you on a one to one basis with the falconer and their birds. Most aviaries are home to a great many different species. After being introduced to the handlers, your hosts for the day, you will probably get a guided tour around the aviaries so you can have a first glimpse of the residents.

Plenty of hands-on time with the birds of prey 

As we said, these sessions aren't just about visiting these clawed creatures, the experiences are run to be very practical, with plenty of chance for you to 'have a go' at things like weighing and feeding.  What's more you will be shown how to fly them to your gloved hand and, in many cases, go on a 'walk' with a hawk or two, so you can see them at work in the countryside in hunting mode. And believe us its very impressive when watching them tuck back those wings and swoop down onto their target.

Whether it’s a taster session for all the family (little ones love the cute as a button baby owls!) or a full day course for someone interested in rearing, training and flying their own falcon, we’ve got the full range of falconry experiences at wildlife centres, outdoor activity centres and private aviaries all over the UK. And if you want to bring friends or family along, most places ask a small charge that is payable locally, but it does mean they will also get to join in and learn a lot too, without actually flying the raptors.

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