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!
Guests must be aged 16 or over (for younger age groups, we offer Young Falconer and Children’s Owl Experiences).
If you already have a voucher for this experience and would like to book, please click on the orange button below and insert your voucher number when prompted at checkout.
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, please head to Reception in the Hawk Conservancy Trust shop, where you will be directed to meet your host. The experience will end at around 4:30pm.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided as part of this experience. Please notify us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
If you already have a voucher for this experience and would like to book, please click on the orange “Select a date and buy/book this experience” button above and insert your voucher number when prompted at checkout.
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.
If you would prefer to book this over the phone, please call us on 01264 773850 (between 10am and 4pm) and have your voucher number(s) to hand.
Guests are not able to accompany you on the experience, they are welcome to visit the Trust during the day (normal admission fees apply) whilst you attend the experience and meet up with you in between/afterwards.
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. Please bring a mask or face covering.
All necessary training and equipment are supplied.
Yes! We are more than happy for you to take photographs as a memento of your day.
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.