Experiences

All our experiences are very personal and relaxed. We will teach you all about the birds, their history and their wild cousins. Why not book an amazing present for a birthday or Christmas or just as a treat for yourself?! All prices are per person but if you’d like to book a family or more than four people then please get in touch for a personal quote.

 

What an amazing experience! The team were very knowledgeable I learnt so much! Very calming, watching the birds in flight. They are trained so well it all went smoothly. Clever, skilled creatures just being themselves and that is enough! -I was in awe of them. Was a privilege to be a part of their world for a short time. I look forward to going back-thanks John & team!

Hawk Experience

Falconry Experiences

Hawk Walk

Our hawk walk will introduce you to one of our Harris’ Hawks whilst we stroll around the beautiful ancient woodland and tell you all about the Harris’ Hawk in captivity as well as its life in the wild. You’ll participate in groups of no more than 6 people. You’ll also meet one of our other birds.

This experience lasts 1.5 hours and costs £55 per person.

Two Hour Falconry Experience

The two hour falconry experience will include a Hawk walk as well as have a Kestrel fly to your glove and introduce you to one of our stunning Owls. You’ll participate in groups of no more than 6 people.

This experience is 2 hours long and costs £65 per person.

jake-at-avonHalf Day Falconry Experience

The half day experience gives all of the two hour experience whilst also giving you more of an insight into the intricacies of falconry as well as giving you the opportunity to see a falcon fly! You’ll participate in groups of no more than 6 people.

This experience is 3 hours long and costs £80 per person.

Full Day Falconry Experience

Our full day experience is much like ‘a day in the life of a falconer’. You’ll see how we keep birds of prey, discuss use of the birds through British history and learn about technicalities of flying a bird of prey. You’ll fly a Harris’ Hawk and a Kestrel, see the falcons fly and get up close and personal with an Owl! This experience is 6 hours and we will stop half way through the day for lunch and a chat so please bring your lunch with you. You’ll participate in groups of no more than 6 people.

This experience costs £130.

VIP Falconry Experiences

For this experience you’ll have the birds and a falconer all to yourself! This private experience gives you more one on one time with the birds whilst including everything from the full day falconry experience.  This experience is 6 hours and we will stop half way through the day for lunch, which is provided!

This experience costs £215 and £40 per spectator.

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Other information

All our experiences take place in small groups to maximise the amount of time you have with the birds.

We arrange our experiences to suit you and so need to be booked well in advance. We recommend getting in touch to discuss dates a good few weeks or months before hand where we will suggest a few dates to you.

Please ensure you wear suitable clothing and shoes. We recommend walking boots or wellies. This is an outdoor activity in the countryside.

All vouchers must be used within 12 months of purchase.  Voucher cost + P&P = £5.00.

Spectators are welcome at £20 each (except the VIP day at £40 each) to a maximum of 2 people.

Well behaved children of all ages are welcome, with an accompanying adult.

All falconry experiences are weather dependant and therefore may have to be rescheduled.

 

John Dowling with Falcon

Custom Falconry Experiences and Displays

An experience tailored to your specific requirements. This includes photography days, sessions to cater for all disabilities, group bookings etc. You can come to our centre in Avon or we can travel to you.  Please get in touch for a quote.

Falcon on Post

Educational Talks

Learn about the history of falconry, how captive birds are trained and how birds of prey survive in the wild. These sessions are tailored to your individual requirements and cater for all age groups. We can travel to you, be it a school or local club, or you can come to us.

Please contact us for an individual quote.

Experiences

Corporate Events

We can host these sessions or travel to your venue to provide tailor made packages to suit your requirements.

jake in flight

Photography Half Day

We offer a photography half day to those after some magnificent snap shots of these amazing animals. The session can be tailored to your style and involve our falconer flying a bird for you to get the best shots with a backdrop of the Gloucestershire countryside.

Photography half day – £85

John Dowling with Falcon

Training and Tuition

We are an approved Raptor Awards training provider. Raptor awards is a nationally recognised organisation facilitating Falconry & Bird of Prey management courses and qualifications. The courses cover a complete range of topics for the novice and falconers who wish to expand their skills and knowledge.

  • Beginners
  • Bird of Prey Keepers
  • Falconers
  • Display Givers
  • Pest Controllers
  • Breeders

Click here for more information on the individual awards.

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