Family Bird of Prey Experience

This is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to enjoy a wonderful day together. You can relax in our peaceful surroundings and enjoy the thrill of meeting and flying a variety of our birds. Afterwards you will be able to cherish and share memories of a wonderful day with your own family.

This half day experience is tailored to suit all generations of your family and can include elements from both the adult and children’s half day experiences to ensure that there is something for everyone. You will be introduced to a variety of birds which may include owls, eagles, vultures, hawks and kites. We’ll also give you an insight into our work with young and injured birds, as well as the conservation and research work that we do both in the UK and overseas.

Your Experience

These personalised experience sessions are limited to two adults and up to three children (aged 4-15). If you have a larger family, please call 01264 773850 so that we can discuss the various options available to you. These three hour experience sessions are available in the morning or afternoon:

  • Morning sessions will begin at 9:30am and finish at 12:30pm.
  • Afternoon sessions begin at 1:00pm and finish at 4:30pm.

Afternoon sessions are half an hour longer as they include a break to watch the 2pm flying display. If you book a morning session, you are welcome to stay at the Trust after your session to enjoy the rest of our daily activities and displays. If you book an afternoon session, you are welcome to join us in the morning, before your session begins.


These experience sessions are held on selected dates during the year. Please call 01264 773850 or email info@hawkconservancy.org to enquire about availability and to book.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Please call the office on 01264 773850 between 10am and 4:00pm; have your voucher number and a selection of preferred dates to hand.

What should we wear?

We would like to advise visitors that we have a natural countryside setting and sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for outdoors are recommended. Please also avoid wearing bright coloured clothing. Most walkways are laid paths; however you may find some natural unevenness within our grounds.

Do we need any special equipment?

All necessary training and equipment are supplied.

Can we take photos during my experience?

Yes! We are more than happy for you to take photographs as a memento of your day. A member of our team can take photos for you.

Will my experience still go ahead in bad weather?

If severe weather threatens, the Trust may cancel the event by 2pm the day before. 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?
The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl is one of the smallest species of owl but can capture prey larger than itself. It will sometimes dash through thick foliage to surprise prey.
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