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Winged Adventures in York

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    • 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
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    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Get your feathers in a flap with our York Bird of Prey experience days – hours of winged adventures in the peaceful countryside surrounding this historic city, with opportunities for you to handle and fly the birds at this expert York falconry centre.

Both half-day and full-day courses giving you plenty of time to learn all about these magnificent birds of prey are available from Askham Bryan College, a renowned land-based studies school that has a farm, horticultural centre and lake all within four miles of York’s city centre -  a fantastic setting for getting to know these birds of prey. York’s riverside location and tranquil country environment provide excellent hunting and training arenas for these marvellous raptors and you’ll be able to see them in all their glory as you handle and fly them to glove.

Looking after and breeding as well as training hawks, falcons and owls is a full-time job and by spending time with the team, you’ll get a really good insight into the life and role of a falconer, as well as discovering the characteristics of these beautiful birds and how they behave in their natural habitat. The York falconry team is made up of experienced bird handlers and they know lots about the history and habits of their sharp-eyed flyers.

The half-day experience offers you the chance to learn about and handle some of the York centre’s main birds of prey, such as their powerful eagle-eyed falcons, or their adorably fluffy baby owls. Meet Stanley the Barn Owl, Monty the Peregrine Falcon, along with Rufus and Odin the Hawks, all of whom are desperate to show you their fearsome flying skills. Fly a selection of birds to the glove, call them and watch them dive sharply earthwards in search of food.

The York-based full-day falconry course gives you even more time with the birds, as well as providing a more in-depth background to their breeds and the sport of hawking. Both options present unmissable chances to get up-close and personal with some of nature’s fastest and most cunning predators and are the perfect experience for anyone with an avian interest or a fascination with these formidable flying stars. So why not give someone you love the thrill of a lifetime with a voucher for one of our York Birds of Prey activities and let them discover the fun of falconry.

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Review posted 7 months ago
Very good experience if you like birds of prey. Unfortunately the weather was poor so had to fly them indoors.3hrs well spent.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Winged Adventures in York
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Review posted about 1 year ago
Really enjoyable and informative day getting close up to some beautiful birds
Yes, I recommend this product.

Winged Adventures in York
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Review posted about 1 year ago
A fantastic afternoon, seeing all the birds so close and having your own personal experts to answer all your questions. Great photo opportunity, Thanks Gez and all.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Winged Adventures in York
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Review posted about 2 years ago
It was a really pleasant surprise to find out that we were the only ones at the session. We had an incredible time- 7 birds in total. Highly recommend this to anyone.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Winged Adventures in York
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Review posted about 3 years ago
It was a birthday present for my boyfriend. We both had an amazingly wonderful time. I took a lot of photos and I would highly recommend it. Gez is a lovely girl,very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Choose from a half or full day falconry experience
• Introduction to your falconer and the birds
• Information on how to care for, handle and fly the birds
• Fly a selection of hawks and owls to the glove and perches
• Full days include more information and extended flying time
• Opportunity to photograph the birds
• Refreshments are included

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When is it available?

• This experience is available on selected dates from March to November
• Half day session times are 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm
• Full day sessions times are 10.30am-4pm

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Where can I do this experience?

• Askham Bryan, York

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age is 14 years  
• Under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult
• Ideal for those who have a keen interest in falconry

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome by special arrangement with the venue (fee may be payable locally)

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Anything else I need to know?

• Lunch is not provided on the full day and it is recommended that participants bring a packed lunch 

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