The Falconry Centre, Hagley, West Midlands. Visitor Centre Open 7 Days a Week (01562 700014)
Admission : £4.50 Adults // £3.50 Children (5-16), £4.00 Senior Citizens and Disabled // £14.00 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children). Season Tickets Available
This Experience gives people the opportunity to handle and fly a number of different species of birds of prey and owls at the centre. After tea/coffee, participants will be given a guided tour of the centre where they will see a large variety of species from the Kestrel to the huge and impressive Himalayan Vulture, and they will also be able to ask the falconer any questions. They will then fly at least 6 birds in the arena at the centre, as we regularly change the birds flown on the Experiences we cannot say exactly which birds they will fly but it tends to be a Kestrel, Harris Hawk, Kite and different species of owls.
After a snack lunch, Participants will be taken out into the local countryside where they will be able to fly and watch a Harris Hawk in its natural woodland habitat. The day culminates back at the centre when Participants will get the chance to fly one of our larger birds: an Eagle.
The day commences at 10.15 with tea/coffee and biscuits and finishes around 4pm. Tea/coffee is provided throughout the day and a snack lunch is included in the cost.
Minimum Age: Participants and Observers must be at least 16 years old.
Please note the afternoon part of this experience involves a walking to a local woodland, walking through the woods and then back to the Centre, a total distance of around half a mile. Participants and Observers must therefore have a reasonable level of physical fitness and mobility for this part of the Experience.
Any relative or friend wishing to be present for the duration of the experience will be classed as an "observer" for which a charge of £25.00 per person will be made. This will entitle him or her to accompany the participant at all times and includes refreshments and snack lunch. Observers can be paid for on the day of the experience but we need know in advance so that we can arrange the lunches. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance so that we can accommodate you if possible.
Terms & Conditions apply - please Click Here to view. Purchase of any Experience or Sponsorship package confirms understanding and acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Frequently asked questions about our One Day Experience
How often do you run the Experiences and far ahead do I need to book a date?
We run all the experiences throughout the year and on various days to suit demand (weekend and weekdays). We operate on a first-come, first serve basis for all dates.To book a date we generally say as far in advance as possible, but occasionally we can accommodate people at short notice if places are available. Weekend dates are the most popular and can book up very quickly at certain times of the year. To book a date please call us on 01562 700014 (9am-5pm, 7 days a week).
I have paid online, how long does it take to receive the voucher?
We will email the voucher to you within 2 days of the payment. If you have requested a printed voucher, please allow at least 7 days for delivery.
How do I book a specific date when I pay for the voucher?
Unfortunately there is no way to book a date online, so if you wished to book a date when you purchase the experience, please call us to pay and book the date. If you prefer not to pay by card over the phone then you can arrange the date with us over the phone first and then pay online above.
How many participants are in a group?
We limit all our experience sessions to around 6 participants flying the birds in the week and 8 participants at weekends and Bank Holidays. There may also be observers in addition.
Can we take photographs?
Students on our bird handling experiences are welcome to bring their own camera/ video cameras to take photographs during their time with us. Flash is also not a problem for the birds.
Can other people come and take photographs?
Instead of being an observer (see above), from time to time participants ask if relatives or friends may also attend just to take photographs of them with the birds. If you speak to a member of staff about this they will be happy to arrange a time when this is convenient, (usually just before the lunch break). The normal admission charge will apply. (Please note: accompanying the participant for the introduction and afternoon woodland walk, plus refreshments and lunch are only possible as an observer).
What happens if the weather is bad on the date of my experience?
We will run the experiences in most weather conditions, but we also want you to enjoy your experience. If the weather is predicted to be bad before your booked date, you can rearrange to new date.
10 Month Voucher for One Day Bird Handling
** Please note: Hard copy vouchers will be sent out by second class post via Royal Mail. Vouchers will be sent to the address given on the purchaser's PayPal payment form, so please ensure that your details are up-to-date. An additional £1.50 will be charged per hard copy voucher to cover printing, posting and packaging costs. Vouchers will still be sent via e-mail in addition to any requested hard copies. If this question is left unanswered no hard copy will be sent out and no additional charge will be incurred.
Terms & Conditions apply - please Click Here to view. Purchase of any visitor's entry ticket, Group Visit, Experience, Sponsorship package and/or booking of any Outside Event confirms understanding and acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The Falconry Centre (Hagley) Kidderminster Road South, Hagley, West Midlands, DY9 0JB
Contact Us Tel/Fax: 01562 700014 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org