Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and can be completed on any day throughout the year, subject to availability. When booking weekends please note that during July and August there can be a 2-3 week waiting period so book early for that special day.
Your day starts at 9:45am when you will meet your Falconer for the day.m Over coffee you will be able to discuss the day and meet the other members in your group. This will be followed by a short tour of our Centre to see the many different species of birds in our Collection. This will give you the chance to not only ask questions but to also tell us if you have any personal favourites. It is the ideal opportunity to acquire knowledge about the birds without formality. Thereafter the morning will be spent handling various types of Owls. This will include Barn owl, Tawny Owl, European Eagle Owl, Milky Eagle Owl and more. You will have the opportunity to fly the birds yourself under careful supervision.
1-2pm Although lunch is not included in your day we do have a lovely picnic area if you would like to bring a packed lunch. Alternatively there are many local pubs.
Following lunch you will go on to handle and fly different species of eagles, ahwks and falcons, as well as meeting the vultures and watching one of our flying displays. There will be ample opportunity for you to take photos with any birds of your choice.
It should be remembered that this is not a course to teach you how to become a falconer or to keep birds of prey, but a fun day so please remember to bring your camera. There is provision for one spectator wishing to spend the day with you and will be charged at £30.00 for the day.
We do recommend comfortable clothing and suitable footwear. Accommodation is available and details can be given upon request.