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On one of our popular experience days, you’ll be joining one of our expert falconers for an interactive session like no other!

We have a number of sessions tailored towards a range of ages and interests, allowing us to help everyone get the most from their experience with us.

There's no better position to appreciate the raw power and majesty of a bird of prey than at arms length, so our exciting flying experiences offer you a unique opportunity to get up close to a variety of owls and other species!

What’s more, we even hold bespoke photography sessions as well as intensive handling courses for those with a more particular interest in what our birds have to offer.

Click the signpost below to jump to a particular section and start your journey to an experience of a lifetime!

We are committed to ensuring that all of our experiences are suitable for all ages and abilities. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in taking part but have additional needs, we would be happy to discuss how best to accommodate them. You can find out more in our Accessibility Guide.

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Gift Vouchers

Most of the experiences below are available to purchase as a voucher presented in a blank gift card, ready for you to leave a special message for that lucky someone! 

All vouchers are valid for 12 months, meaning that the recipient will be able to book their session at a later date, all at their own convenience.

Flying Experiences

Owl Experience

Our signature 90-minute session. Fly up to five different owl species from around the world!

Participants: 1 - 4

Ages: 14+

Duration: 90m

From

£35/pp

Bird of Prey Experience

The ultimate experience. Fly up to five unique bird of prey species in this thrilling 90-minute session.

Participants: 1 - 4

Ages: 14+

Duration: 90m

From

£35/pp

Junior Owl Experience

Designed for little owlets aged 7-14. Meet three characterful owl species for an exciting 45-minute session.

Participants: 1 - 4

Ages: 7 - 14

Duration: 45m

From

£30/pp

Family Experience

Get together in this special 60-minute session for 4 - 8 people aged 7+. Get close to owl & bird of prey species!

Participants: 4 - 8

Ages: 7+

Duration: 60m

From

£100/group

Flying Experience Availability

Pre-booking required. All flying experiences are available to book all year round. Dates will be selected to meet demand, meaning some sessions may run more frequently than others. Only one session type will run on any given day. All sessions begin at 10:00am prompt, unless otherwise specified. All bookings must allow at least one week's notice, however wait times may be up to one month during busy periods.

Flying Experiences

Owl Experience

Our signature 90-minute session. Fly up to five different owl species from around the world!

Participants: 1 - 4

Ages: 14+

Duration: 90m

Price

£50/pp

Bird of Prey Experience

The ultimate experience. Fly up to five unique bird of prey species in this thrilling 90-minute session.

Participants: 1 - 4

Ages: 14+

Duration: 90m

Price

£50/pp

Junior Owl Experience

Specially designed for children aged 7-14. Meet three characterful owl species for an exciting 45-minute session.

Participants: 1 - 4

Ages: 7 - 14

Duration: 45m

Price

£30/pp

Family Experience

Get together in this special hour-long session for 4 - 8 people aged 7+. Get close to owl & bird of prey species!

Participants: 4 - 8

Ages: 7+

Duration: 60m

Price

£100/group of 4

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Flying Experience Availability

Pre-booking required. All flying experiences are available to book all year round. Dates will be selected to meet demand, meaning some sessions may run more frequently than others. Only one session type will run on any given day. All sessions begin at 10:00am prompt, unless otherwise specified. All bookings must allow at least one week's notice, however wait times may be up to one month during busy periods.

 

Photography Sessions

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Photography Half-day

Gain exclusive access to our collection for a series of authentic portrait and action shoots. For beginners and experts alike!

Participants: 1 - 6

Ages: 16+

Duration: 3hrs

Price

£60/pp

Photography Workshop

This full-day professional-led workshop serves as both an introduction to camera techniques and wildlife photography.

Participants: 1 - 4

Ages: 16+

Duration: 6hrs

Price

£100/pp

Private Photography

Request private access to the collection, allowing for additional creative control over your project's direction.

For industry professionals or those with genuine purpose 

Price

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Photography Session Availability

Pre-booking required. Photography Sessions run on pre-determined dates (typically the last weekend of each month). Announced dates will be posted to the photography sessions page. Only one session type will run on any given day. All sessions begin at 10:00am prompt, unless otherwise specified. All bookings must allow at least one week's notice, however wait times may be up to one month during busy periods.

 

Our intensive handling course is designed to prepare anyone with an interest in keeping birds of prey so that they can begin their journey with their first bird in confidence. 

This course is taken over three days, however each part may be completed flexibly at the learner's convenience.

Topics include:

  • The Aviary Environment

  • Husbandry & Healthcare

  • Food & Weight Management

  • Glove Discipline

  • Flying with Creance

  • Free Flying

Price: £99/day

Intensive Handling Course

Intensive Handling Course Availability

Pre-booking required. Courses may be booked all year round and suitable dates will be selected based on learner's availability where possible. Courses may be taken as a three-day block or optionally divided into one-day parts. However, session availability and flexibility may change during busy periods and will depend on volume of other sessions. All sessions begin at 10:00am prompt, unless otherwise specified. All bookings must allow at least one week's notice, however wait times may be up to one month during busy periods.

 
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