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Falconry in Rutland

Greetham Valley Hotel & Golf Course   

• Falconry at Greetham Valley Golf Course & Hotel
• Owl experiences & full/half day falconry sessions
• Lots of hands-on time handling & flying the birds
• Lovely rolling Rutland countryside to explore
Owl Encounter



What's Included

One Hour Owl Experience
• Introduction to your falconer and the owls
• Handle and fly a selection of owls such as a Barn Owl, Eagle Owl and Great Grey Owl
• Plenty of photo opportunities
• You will form part of a group of approximately 15-20 for this experience

Falconry Experience
• Introduction to you falconer and the birds of prey
• Handle a selection of birds of prey including a selection of Owls, Harris Hawks and Red Tailed Hawks
• If you opt for the full day you will also spend the afternoon in the Rutland countryside flying Harris Hawks
• Lunch is not included but can be purchased from the onsite restaurant
• You will form part of a group of approximately 15-20 for this experience

What Can I Expect

Bird handling and flying are the order of the day when you book falconry in Rutland! We are offering a trio of experiences at this Rutland falconry centre, with an owl experience, as well as full and half day birds of prey sessions. All three give you plenty of chance to watch with delight as well as flying these magnificent creatures.

Simon Tebbutt runs this bird of prey centre at the Greetham Valley Golf Course and Hotel, assisted by his daughter. It's the perfect location for falconry days, as it's easily accessible (being just off the A1 trunk road between Stamford and Stretton), yet is nestled in a wonderfully wild corner of the tiny county that is Rutland. There are huge swathes of countryside, with lakes and wooded areas interspersed by golfing greens, all interconnected with paths and tracks. And you're actually on the famed Viking Way hiking trail here, which runs from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland.

The birds of prey adore it here too. Out on the falconry experiences the Buzzards love nothing better than swooping in from afar to land so gently on your gloved hand to savour that tasty morsel of chicken you were holding. Raptors' hunting instinct is incredible, as you'll find out if you book the full day falconry session and spend the afternoon in the rolling Rutland countryside on a Hawk Walk.

Lucky the Barn Owl and mates Errol and Bob are the cutest trio of Owls you could hope to meet. Although sometimes shy, they do love to perform for an audience, so expect to be utterly enthralled by them if you choose the owl experience. In fact, this one is really popular with younger falconry fans and is open to little ones aged 12 years or over.

As well as entertaining visitors on the falconry days in Rutland, Simon Tebbutt has built quite a reputation for various services; from appearing in TV productions and at weddings, to pest control and organising specialist raptor photography sessions. These falconry experiences will teach you about each species and their roles through the ages, whilst giving you plenty of hands-on flying and handling too.


• Owl experiences are usually take place on weekday evenings
• Half and full day sessions generally operate on weekend dates with occasional weekday availability
• Half days start at 10.30am and 2pm and full days at 10.30am
• Dates are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Greetham Valley Hotel & Golf Course, Greetham, Rutland

Suitable For

• Minimum age 12
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating or spectating adult


• Spectators are permitted for an additional £10 payable on the day

Anything Else

• Refreshments and lunch can be purchased from the onsite restaurant and bar
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

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

* 93% delivered next working day

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Vouchers are usually valid for 23 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Falconry in Rutland
Owl Encounter
Total Price£35.00
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