Birds of prey are majestic and fascinating animals, and we understand the desire to get closer to and learn more about them. Our friendly and passionate team will feed your fascination for birds of prey in this full-day experience and introduce you to some of the wonderful species and individuals in our care.
During this full-day experience, you’ll likely fly one of our eagles, a truly majestic creature with hunting prowess. You’ll also fly an owl and witness their silent flight, as well as a hawk and vulture, both of which are awesome birds in flight. A friendly member of our Bird Team will introduce you to one of our more unusual species and share their passion and knowledge of all these birds with you. There may even be an opportunity to work with young birds in training. During the day, you will demonstrate the handling and flying skills you have learnt, by flying a bird of prey in our private arena.
During the afternoon, your group will take a break from flying birds to watch one of the Trust’s world-renowned flying displays where you can witness more of our birds display their awe-inspiring skills!
DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL ONLY BE SELLING VOUCHERS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. THEY WILL BE VALID FOR 18 MONTHS RATHER THAN OUR USUAL 12 MONTHS. WE WILL EMAIL ALL PURCHASERS AS SOON AS WE’RE ABLE TO BOOK VOUCHERS ONTO EXPERIENCE DATES.
These intimate experience sessions are limited to small groups of up to six guests, with two members of our team guiding and informing you through your day. Your full day experience will begin at 9:30am when you are met in Feathers Restaurant by your host. The experience will end at around 4:30pm. Feathers Restaurant is open from 9:00am, should you wish to arrive early to purchase refreshments or breakfast to set you up for the day.
Lunch and refreshments (included in this experience) will be taken in Feathers Restaurant. Please notify us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements. If your guests would like to join you for lunch, this can be pre-ordered and pre-paid upon arrival.
Please call us on 01264 773850 (between 9am and 5pm) and have your voucher number to hand.
This experience must be pre-booked. Due to the popularity of this experience, early booking is required. Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase; an expiry date is shown inside your gift card. Please note your experience must be booked and fulfilled before the expiry date shown. Once the voucher has expired, the experience and any related monies are forfeited.
We have a natural countryside setting: sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for outdoors are recommended. Please avoid wearing brightly coloured clothing. Most walkways are laid paths; however you may find some natural unevenness within our grounds.
All necessary training and equipment are supplied.
Yes! We are more than happy for you to take photographs as a memento of your day, and our team running the experience session will be on hand to take pictures of you with the birds if you wish.
If severe weather threatens, the Trust may cancel and rearrange your experience by 2pm the day before it is due to take place. Please contact the office on 01264 773850 after 2pm the day before your experience to confirm that the weather conditions are suitable for your experience to take place.