Bird of Prey Experience

Birds of prey are fascinating and majestic animals, and it is an uplifting experience to be in their company and an exciting privilege to fly them. In this three-hour session, we invite you to experience this with our wonderful team of birds. You will be accompanied by a small group of our other guests as well as two members of our team who will feed your fascination for birds of prey.

Your session will include handling and flying a range of bird of prey species, which may include owls, hawks and vultures. There may also be an opportunity to work with young birds in training. During the session there will be an opportunity to demonstrate the handling and flying skills you have learnt during the session, by flying a bird of prey in your own private arena.

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 a date, please call us on 01264 773850.

Your Experience

You will be met by your host for the start of your session at the motorcycle parking area in the car park in front of the entrance. After a brief introduction to your fellow guests and a run through of the itinerary, your experience activities will commence. PLEASE remember social distancing and to bring a mask or face covering.

These intimate experience sessions are limited to small groups of up to four guests, with two members of our team guiding and informing you through your day. These three-hour experience sessions are available in the morning or afternoon:

Afternoon sessions are half an hour longer as they include a break to watch the 2pm flying display. If you are attending a morning session, you are most welcome to remain at the Trust and enjoy the rest of our daily activities. If you are attending an afternoon session you are welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy the daily morning activities. In either case, you may wish to visit Feathers Restaurant for some lunch or after your experience (not included). Feathers Restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast, until the park closes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a gift voucher for this experience, how do I book?

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.

What should I wear?

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.

Do I need any special equipment?

All necessary training and equipment are supplied.

Can I take photos during my experience?

Yes! We are more than happy for you to take photographs as a memento of your day.

Will my experience still go ahead in bad weather?

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.

Other useful information about your experience:

Did you know?
Many birds hunt, kill and eat meat but they may not be raptors. Only raptors have hooked beaks with sharp edges, feet with sharp, curved claws or talons and keen eyesight.
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