Bird Handling Experiences

Your Chance to Fly and Handle Birds of Prey and Owls!

If you have purchased a voucher from us and you have been unable to book it due to Coronavirus restrictions, your voucher has been extended to June 2022. Please telephone us when you are ready to book a date.

We offer a variety of Bird of Prey Handling Experience sessions here at The Falconry Centre. Participants will experience the thrill of handling and flying a wide variety of birds of prey. Experiences are provided to small groups of individuals; group sizes are limited to ensure maximum enjoyment for the Participants. Exclusive Experiences are also available should you wish to book for a private group.

All gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, so the recipient has plenty of time to book in their Experience. If you wish to book a specific date before purchasing a voucher, please call us on 01562 700014. We can also accept payments for vouchers over the phone, or you can come to our Visitor Centre to purchase a voucher over the counter.

Christmas Gift Vouchers & Experiences

If you are buying a Bird Handling Experience as a Christmas gift for someone and you include a festive gift message on your voucher (such as “Merry Christmas!”), then we will automatically date your voucher as valid for 12 months from 25th December 2021 – so you can buy early and not lose any time on your voucher!

We are also offering exclusive 30 minute bird flying experiences over Christmas. You can choose to fly either a kestrel, an owl and a hawk/buzzard, or fly 3 owls. For more details and to book, please click here to find out more!

What We Offer

Half-Day Experience

Our most popular experience – for age 13 and upwards, spend a morning flying and handling a variety of birds of prey and owls.

Prices start at £52.50 for one Participant

Eagles & Vultures Experience

Your chance to handle and fly some of our largest and most powerful birds.

Prices start from £100 for one Participant, which includes a free Observer

Ultimate Experience

Combine a Half Day Experience with an Eagles & Vulture Experience at a discounted price for an unforgettable day!

Prices start from £135 for one Participant

Children’s Experiences

Suitable for age 6-15, these experiences allow children the opportunity to hold and fly a selection of birds of prey and owls. 

Prices start at £15.00 for one Children’s Half Hour Experience, and all include one free adult admission

Family / Small Group Experience

Suitable for adults and children age 8+ in groups of up to 6, your family (or small group) can have fun together, flying a kestrel, an owl and a hawk or buzzard!

Prices start at £50 for up to four Participants

Owl Flying Experience

For adults and children age 8+, spend 30 minutes holding and flying three beautiful owls.

Prices start at £50.00 for up to four Participants

Exclusive Experiences

A wonderful opportunity to book any of our bird handling experiences exclusively for just you and your group. 

Prices start from £80 for an Exclusive Half Hour Experience for up to 8 Participants

Photography Experience

Your chance to photograph a selection of birds of prey on static  perches in a natural, rural environment.

Prices To Be Announced