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Birds of Prey Dorchester
Total Price £29.00

Birds of Prey Dorchester

Lewell near Weymouth
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Rated Based On 5 Reviews
    • 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
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Price £29.00
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What's Included

Birds of Prey Experience
• Introduction to your experienced instructor and the birds
• Participants will have the opportunity to fly a selection of birds of prey including Hawks, Falcons and Owls
• Opportunity to handle an Eagle or Vulture for the brave!
• All equipment is provided
• Tea/coffee is served on arrival
• Allow approximately two hours for this activity
• You will form part of a group of up to 12 participants

VIP Family Experience
• Exclusive falconry experience with Eagles,  Hawks, Falcons and Owls for 2 adults and 2 children
• Please allow approximately one and a half hours for this experience

What Can I Expect

Discover the wonderful world of raptors when you meet the birds of prey of Dorchester! This falconry centre is in a quiet spot in the village of Lewell, on the edge of the stunning Purbeck Heritage Coast. A great place for the birds to live and a great place for humans to visit too!

Husband and wife team Martin and Tara saw this seven acre former nursery in Lewell and the dream was born. This motivated duo have put their heart and soul (and savings!) into this project. It’s not so much a falconry centre, more a sanctuary, with a bird of prey (or BOP for short) hospital and rehabilitation centre, where injured raptors can be nursed back to health.

The advantage of this location near Dorchester is the tranquility. It’s the ideal natural habitat for these majestic birds and the absence of overhead power cables means large expanses of safe, open spaces for them to fly. Just what the doctor ordered for a recovering bird of prey!

As well as their altruistic work, the duo continue to display at shows, as well as welcoming school groups and clubs. They also intend for the Dorchester base to be a place to encourage the study, conservation and breeding of birds of prey. Indeed, there are several endangered or rare species of bird here, such as Brianna the White-tailed Sea Eagle and Robin the Hooded Vulture. And whilst they may be native to places hundreds of miles away from Dorchester, they love life here in Lewell.

On these insightful experiences you’ll get to see how work is progressing at the sanctuary and meet some of the 100 residents. You might be lucky enough to be there when eggs have hatched to reveal the fluffiest, wobbliest, cutest balls of feathers you’ve ever seen, all squeaking away for food!

But of course, you’re here to actually handle and fly raptors. With so many fully trained birds itching to display their hunting and flying prowess as they swoop over the Dorchester countryside, you’ll be spoilt for choice, but star turns include the home-bred female Lanner Falcon and Damien the White-Backed Vulture. They are superb to work with and getting to meet them close up is a real honour and privilege.

We are offering small group sessions with the birds of prey in Dorchester and VIP family days, where you and the kids will be given exclusive access to the centre to enjoy the experience as a family. 

Availability

• Weekdays throughout the year with selected weekend availability
• Morning and afternoon sessions are generally available

Suitable For

• All participants must have a good general level of fitness
• Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn

Birds of Prey Experience
• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult

VIP Family Experience
• Two children minimum age 6
• Two adults over 18
• Additional participants can attend subject to a charge of £20 per person payable when booking your date

Spectators

• Not suitable for spectators 
• No dos are allowed on site

Anything Else I Need To Know?

• All experiences are weather dependant and may be rescheduled if weather conditions are unfavourable

Location

• Lewell, Dorchester near Weymouth

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

    * 93% delivered next 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

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5 reviews, 5/5 average rating.
Birds of Prey Dorchester
5.0
By
Review posted about 2 years ago
An excellent day out in the presence of people who are professional and care about their birds. The chance to hold and fly a number of birds is not too missed.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Birds of Prey Dorchester
5.0
By
Review posted about 2 years ago
My partner and myself arrived at our Birds of prey experience and were greeted with a lovely cup of tea from Tara and then we were introduced to The Birds of Prey by Pete and Kyle. We got to meet and fly a number of birds and hold there eagle which weighed in at 20kgs!! But I have to say my favourite was Pip the kestrel. Wish the whole team all the best for the furture !
Yes, I recommend this product.



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