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Falconry Essex
Total Price £29.00

Falconry Essex

Billericay
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Rated Based On 5 Reviews
    • 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
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What's Included

Falconry Experiences
• Taster falconry experiences last one hour
• Half day falconry experiences last three hours
• All experiences allow for hands on time with the birds
• You may be joining part of a small group of six on the day

Owl Experience
• Handle a variety of owls including a small White Faced Scops Owl and a large European Eagle Owl
• Your expert falconer will be on hand to provide you with interesting facts and knowledge about each owl and birds of prey in general
• The experience will last for two hours
• You may be joining part of a small group

What Can I Expect

Enjoy some quality flying and training time with an expert falconer on our Essex falconry days, based at the superb Barleylands Farm Park - a fully-fledged farming and craft centre near Billericay that offers a full array of winged activities, from short show-stopping sessions.

Starting at the shorter end of the steely-eyed scale, our falconry taster session in Essex lasts an hour and in that time you’ll get a full introduction to and description of the birds on the display lawn, their natural habitat and behaviour explained in full so you get a real understanding of these impressive birds. Then you will have the thrill of flying a bird to the hand, seeing it swoop and soar through the air before flapping calmly to the glove.

If you fancy the idea of getting know the centre’s wide-eyed owls, our two-hour course concentrates exclusively on this popular type of bird. Your heart will melt when you meet Ollie the White-Faced Scops Owl - weighing in at just over three ounces, he's the smallest, cutest owl you ever did see! You'll also say hello to Essex’s impressive European Eagle Owls, which weigh over six pounds each.

A falconry half-day gives you three hours on site, with the opportunity to both handle and fly a variety of raptors to your gloved fist including hawks, owls and falcons. You'll soon learn that each bird has its own personality and as most of the falconry birds have been raised by hand at the Essex-based centre, you'll hear all about their development from egg to fully-fledged adult bird. Head falconer Nigel is bound to want to introduce you to Mika, the African Fish Eagle, who likes nothing more than to gobble down a tasty morsel of fresh fish - quite a rare sight in the UK.

These Essex falconry experiences are flexible too, with various start times for the one-hour hawk-handling taster and morning and afternoon sessions for the bird of prey half-day.

Availability

• Experiences run on most weekday and weekend dates throughout the year

Suitable For

• The minimum age for participants is 15
• Younger guests may take part if accompanied by a participating adult

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome and will be asked to pay a spectators fee of £15 onsite

Anything Else I Need To Know?

Location

• The falconry centre is located at Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village located in Billericay, Essex

What's on the menu?


  • 365 Day Exchange
  • Free Online Evoucher
  • 60 day refunds available
  • Delivery Options
    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

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  • Valid For 12 Months
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

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4.85
5 reviews, 4.8/5 average rating.
Falconry Essex
5.0
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Review posted about 3 years ago
A fantastic day, and I learnt so much about these wonderful birds. I can't praise Nigel enough. He runs the whole show, on my day assisted by Charles, who is also a ewal fount of information.

Choose a nice sunny, not too hot or windy day. These birds are absolutely fascinating and obviously you see all their best points in good conditions.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Falconry Essex
5.0
By
Review posted about 3 years ago
I was a bit disappointed to see I had only been given a voucher for an hour's "taster" but luckily for us on the day, there were just the two of us and Nigel really packed a lot of owls and information into that hour! Absolutely brilliant I would thoroughly recommend this experience to anybody but especially if you have children who might not tolerate a whole half day, the hour would be perfect for them. I can't wait to go back to visit the falcons next :)
Yes, I recommend this product.



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