Our Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months. However, our Hawking Season runs from 1st October - 28th February only, so please book early for that special day.
The day starts at 9:30 for coffee. Guests are introduced to the Falconers who will give instructions to you regarding the safety procedures required for handling the birds and it is important that these guidelines are followed correctly. All guests will learn some of the skills necessary for successful hunting and quarry includes rabbit, pheasant and other game. You will then be introduced to your Hawk before leaving the Centre in one of our four wheel drive vehicles. At all times you will be under the supervision of a Falconer. You will experience the thrill of the chase when hunting quarry using a team of Harris Hawks which work well together with both each other and man. At the end of the morning we will return for lunch before taking in a second hunting session during the afternoon on the full day experience. Throughout the day you will see these truly impressive birds flying free in natural surroundings working in unison with the Falconer.
Lunch is not included in your day but there are plenty of local pubs serving delicious food, alternatively you can bring a packed lunch, coffee and tea are provided on the full day
All the specialised equipment you will need is provided. However, we do recommend country-style clothing and stout footwear. Accommodation is available and details can be given upon request.
Falconry is the art of taking wild quarry with a trained bird. Birds of prey hold a special fascination for many people who often feel they would like to be close to the birds without necessarily having the responsibility for ownership or long term care.
Unfortunately there is no provision for spectators on these days.