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Birds of Prey Hertfordshire

Ware, Hertfordshire
REF: CJBPT1

  • Meet birds of prey at Westmill Farm
  • Near Ware in the Hertfordshire countryside
  • Hosted by daughter & father team
  • The minimum age is 10 years old
 


What's Included

  • Educational and informal bird of prey demonstration
  • Opportunity to handle and fly a variety of Birds of Prey including hawks, falcons, owls and an eagle on the glove
  • Participants will handle and fly at least 2 different species of birds of prey, depending on the group size
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Allow up to two hours for this experience
  • You will be part of a group of up to 20 participants

What Can I Expect

Come and meet majestic birds of prey in Hertfordshire! These two hour bird of prey experiences take place in a truly picturesque setting in Ware and give you the chance to make some feathery friends.

You'll be visiting Westmill Farm for your falconry experience. It's home to a wealth of attractions including golf, fishing, art workshops and model car track, along with a garden centre and restaurant.

The farm centre is out in the Hertfordshire countryside and makes for a great place to take the family, have a bite to eat and have a wander around. Booking onto one of these taster bird of prey sessions makes the visit all the more exciting, as you get up close to these birds of prey.

Your hosts are a daughter and father duo (quite unique in the world of falconry!), who work together to make a formidable team, hosting displays and events at country fairs and shows around the country.

One thing that surprised us is that these formidable hunters are really quite small when you look at them sitting patiently on your hand, but that certainly doesn't hinder their impressive hunting skills!

As well as meeting the birds, handling them and flying them, you will also learn about husbandry and training as you hear about the work that daughter Charlotte and dad John do. Indeed, you'll soon realise a special relationship builds up between falconer and raptor and during these birds of prey Hertfordshire experiences you should get a little insight into that world of avian wonder.

Availability

  • Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, subject to availability
  • Sessions generally operate at 10:30-12:30, 13:00-15:00 and  15:15-17:15 (daylight permitting)

Location

  • Westmill Farm, Ware, Hertfordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 10
  • Under 17's must be accompanied by a participating or spectating adult

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome for a £15 fee payable by cash on the day
  • Children under the age of 10 are free but must be accompanied by an adult that has purchased a spectator pass

Anything Else

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked session time
  • Sensible outdoor clothing and covered in footwear should be worn
  • The centre boasts a five star animal welfare licence
  • Animal Welfare Licence AW055 issued by Fenland District Council

Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4
Total Reviews: 37
Recommend to Friend: 0

Find out what other customers think of the experience

Reviews

  based on 36 reviews

Rating: 4 stars
Louise
Excellent 2 hours spent handling a variety of birds. Really enjoyable.
Rating: 4 stars
Penny Andrea
It was enjoyable but was expecting a bit more.
Rating: 4 stars
Marion Watkinson
This was a birthday present, we have always loved owls and the chance to be close to them was fanta...
Rating: 4 stars
Leslie Douglas
Had a great morning. John was very pleasent and informative. The birds were fantastic. Location is ...
Rating: 4 stars
Geraldine
Was a very hot day which made it a challenge for everyone but the experience was very good, thoroug...
Rating: 4 stars
Elizabeth
I've never been that close to a bird of prey before and it was an amazing experience. It was a wel...
Rating: 4 stars
Benjamin Furneaux
A fab bird of prey experience with my partner. Great day, great weather, great knowledge of birds, ...
Rating: 4 stars
W scott
Brilliant afternoon with good and interesting knowledge and great birds and nice people doing the e...
Rating: 4 stars
D. South
Had a good time, very informative and interesting. Well organised and good venue
Rating: 4 stars
Jan Kaye
Our guide was welcoming and the talk was very informative and interesting. It was a large group (a...
Rating: 4 stars
Madeleine Nicholas
We spent a very enjoyable two hours learning about and seeing amazing birds of prey. The owner of t...
Rating: 4 stars
Bob Gates
Fantastic, to see these birds at close hand, and to get them to fly into you is a remarkable experi...
Rating: 4 stars
Giulia
Amazing experience and the instructor was very informative and enjoyable! It was a large group of 1...
Rating: 4 stars
Roger Seymour
The birds of prey experience was a couple of hours well spent the falconer was excellent and very i...
Rating: 4 stars
Gary Latchman
Had a great day. The instructor was informative and very friendly and made the time very enjoyable.
Rating: 4 stars
LindaGordon
It was a great experience and the falconry organisers were very good lots of information and good h...
Rating: 4 stars
Alison Ruoff
The birds of prey experience was excellent though it would ha been even better with less participan...
Rating: 4 stars
Wayne
Brilliant !! Brought it for my parents in law. They absolutely loved it!
Rating: 4 stars
Sarah Mortimer
Excellent day out, event was well organised and a great time was had by all. We were given lots of ...
Rating: 4 stars
Anne Richardson
The falconer knew her stuff and was very informative in a light and easy way. It was great that ...
Rating: 4 stars
Allie
I and my partner (who was only observing) really enjoyed this experience. Birds looked well kept an...
Rating: 4 stars
William
Good fun. Some fascinating birds!
Rating: 4 stars
katie
Very goos service, informative, good value for money and fun
Rating: 4 stars
Sarah payne
It was a good experience and well interactive
Rating: 4 stars
Anon
I have been to several "Birds" experiences, but it's was the worst I have been to, in fact, we you ...
Rating: 4 stars
Sacha
Great and easy to use, bought voucher, got in touch with company and went on the falconry day. Supe...
Rating: 4 stars
Anon
This is a fascinating and really informative experience! Charlotte is an absolutely fantastic host ...
Rating: 4 stars
Ian
Fabulous day. Interesting and informative. A great experience. Thankyou
Rating: 4 stars
Jono Hutt
What a fantastic couple of hours we had. Learnt so much about various birds of prey including Owls...
Rating: 4 stars
mary lewis
really interesting and very good value
Rating: 4 stars
jacky alder
bought this for my husband for christmas.The experience was excellent.would recommend to others
Rating: 4 stars
Annie McGirr
We had an excellent experience on our falconry experience., Charlotte was amazing & very confident ...
Rating: 4 stars
Harvey Sillis
The Falconry experience was a delight. The very knowledgeable and informative guide was very enjoy...
Rating: 4 stars
Gareth Barnes
A great experience! Charlotte was a real expert, with such enthusiasm and humour. It was really ent...
Rating: 4 stars
Barbara Holmes
Totally awesome. What a great day. Charlotte was brilliant with the birds and they in turn did wh...
Rating: 4 stars
Dawn Bond
Really enjoyed the experience! The Team were very informative about the "Birds of Prey", and we had...