An Incredible Photo Opportunty!

For many it seems an interest in photography goes hand-in-hand with an enthusiasm for birds; peering through the lenses of a pair of binoculars isn't such a far cry from pointing a camera, after all. We all wish we could capture a breathtaking image of a bird of prey in full flight, but the perfect opportunity doesn't always present itself - especially where nature is concerned! However, with a little help from our trained demonstration team, you'll be shooting some incredible shots in no time on one of our popular Photography Day sessions.      

Our Photography Days are a perfect entry point for individuals wanting to try their hand at wildlife photography. However, if you are a professional photographer or part of a camera club and would be interested in using our facilities, we can arrange a more bespoke session to suit your requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs further.

What's a Photography Day?

A Photography Day is a unique three hour session for up to six people led by our resident professional photographer, Ché Ballard, who'll be on-hand to choreograph each shoot in tandem with our knowledgeable falconry staff. Beginners will be able to draw on his support for tips on getting the most from their camera, whereas those who are already familiar will benefit from his experience and direction.


Our extensive collection of both native and non-indigenous species of birds means you'll have access to a varied and exciting range of subject matter. The use of our trained demonstration team affords an element of control over each shoot, so you'll have ample opportunity to experiment with a mixture of beautiful portrait compositions and stunning action scenes.

However, if you're concerned about your images' authenticity, you'll be glad to know that we have two ideal spaces to use as a stunning backdrop. Our expansive outdoor flying arena will allow you to capture the blue open sky, whereas the indoor butterfly exhibit houses multiple dioramas to set the scene for some convincingly natural-looking environments. Each session will be split equally between each location, with a refreshment break provided. 

3-Hour Duration

Suits All Skill Levels

Varied Subject Matter

Natural Dioramas

2020 Dates & Prices


Tue - Sun, 10am til 4pm


All attendees must be aged 16 years or older. Spectators are not permitted to take photographs whilst on this session. Gift vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase. 

The list of upcoming dates for photography sessions has been moved to our Events Calendar, where you will find availabilities and prices for both our 3-hour and workshop sessions. To book or make an enquiry, contact us on any of the methods shown below, or use our contact form.

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