Large Raptor Experience Now Available - Brand New for 2017!
Our new Large Raptor Experience gives people the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the largest and most powerful birds of prey and owls at the centre. After a short introduction, participants will fly at least one Eagle Owl and a minimum of three Eagles before being allowed to feed and/or handle one of our extraordinary Vultures. Participants will have the chance to ask the falconer questions throughout the experience, and will learn more about these magnificent birds from their experienced and knowledgeable handlers.
The Large Raptor Experiences commences at 3:00pm and finishes at 4:30pm. It will only be available from beginning of March until end of October each year.
The Large Raptor Experience is intended for people who have already done one of our Bird Handling Experiences and are looking to fly and handle some of our larger birds. It is not suitable for anyone who may be nervous around birds - if you are looking for a "first time" flying birds experience, we suggest you try one of our other experiences, such as the Owl Hour or the Half Day Bird Handling Experiences, before moving up to the biggest birds!
Please note: This experience will have less participants than any of our other experiences. Observer places are strictly limited for this experience. The cost is £100 for 1 Participant with a free observer or £180 for 2 Participants with no Observers permitted. Observers may accompany the Participant at all times. However, any other person wishing to be present for the experience must pay the normal visitor admission charges, but will not be permitted to join the guided tour/introduction and will not be permitted to enter the flying arena or vulture aviaries.
Minimum Age: Participants and Observers must be at least 18 years old. Please note that due to the size and weight of the birds involved in this experience, participants must have a good degree of physical fitness and mobility. It will involve flying birds up to 10lbs (5kg) in weight onto your outstretched left arm and going into aviaries. We regret that this experience is not suitable for wheelchair users; we therefore recommend the Half Day Bird Handling Experience as an alternative for anyone who feels this experience may not be suitable for them.
Terms & Conditions apply - please Click Here to view. Purchase of any Experience or Sponsorship package confirms understanding and acceptance of these terms and conditions.