Hawk walk

Enjoy the thrill of watching the hawk follow you from tree to tree then swoop down to your glove for a reward. See how the hawk folds it’s wings to gain speed, then spread the wings and tail to brake for landing. Learn how these predators survive in the wild, hone their hunting skills, and live on the edge of survival.

Total experience duration approx. one hour.

NOTE : Age limit 12+

AVAILABLE : 1st October – 28th February.

1 person - £50

2 persons - £80

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meet the owls

Enjoy a guided tour of the centre, being introduced to our owls. Learn about habitat and the natural threats faced by them every day. Hear how their magnificent eyesight and hearing enable them to hunt when other birds cannot. Put on a glove and meet a selection of our owls face to face, then experience them flying to your glove.

Total experience duration approx. one and a half hours.

NOTE : Age limit 12+

Available : 1st November – 31st March.

1 person - £60

2 persons - £100

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Meet the Birds

Enjoy a guided tour of the centre being introduced to our residents. Learn about habitat, survival, and the natural daily threats faced by these species. Put on a glove and experience the thrill of holding some of the owls and hawks. Have a hawk or owl fly to your glove, then meet one of the golden eagles face to face.

Total experience duration approx. two hours.

NOTE : Age limit 16+

AVAILABLE : 1st November – 31st March.

 

 

1 person - £100

2 persons - £150

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Hunting Expedition

Enjoy an action-packed session where you will take part in the ancient art of falconry, “hunting quarry in it’s natural state using a trained bird of prey”. Help to work the ferrets, flushing rabbits for the hawks to chase, or help flushing pheasants. Carry the hawk waiting for the quarry to bolt, then release the hawk and watch the amazing flights as it pursues it’s target.

Total experience duration approx. two to three hours.

Please note : this experience requires participants to climb over rough terrain, fences, ditches etc.

NOTE : Age limit 18+

AVAILABLE : 1st October – 28/29th February (31st January for Pheasants).

1 person - £125

2 persons - £200

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Hunting Day

Enjoy an action-packed day where you will take part in the ancient art of falconry, “hunting quarry in it’s natural state using a trained bird of prey”. Help to work the ferrets, flushing rabbits for the hawks to chase. Carry the hawk waiting for the quarry to bolt, then release the hawk and watch the amazing flights as it pursues it’s target.

Total experience duration, all day, 08:00 – 17:30, travel approx. 1 hour each way. Includes cooked breakfast, tea/coffee at the end of the day. Please bring snack/drinks if required for during the day.

Please note: this experience requires participants to climb over rough terrain, fences, ditches etc. Participants must be physically fit as the terrain can be quite steep.

NOTE : Age limit 18+

AVAILABLE : 1st October – 28/29th February.

1 person - £200

2 persons - £300

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Centre Experience Day

Be a bird keeper for a day. Take part in the daily routine of tending to the birds, becoming a member of the team. Help with cleaning, maintenance, handling, flying, and the general welfare of our residents. Learn the falconers’ knot and how to handle birds correctly. Take part in training the birds, or participate in the flying shows. See how we look after the health and welfare of our falcons, hawks, eagles, and owls. Handle a selection of our residents, including one of our golden eagles.

Experience duration, all day.

NOTE : Age limit 16+

AVAILABLE : 1st March – 31st October.

 

 

 

1 person - £175

2 persons - £275

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Owl Encounter

As part of your visit to the Bird of Prey Centre, enjoy a close encounter with one of our owls. Have one of our owls fly to your glove as you learn about their eyesight and hearing. This is a group activity and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Each encounter will be limited to a maximum of 6-8 persons.

Encounters will only be available on specific days at specified times. See website for details of days and times.

Please contact us if you wish to pre-book a specific day.

Please note: the cost of the encounter is in addition to the entrance charge.

NOTE : Age limit 12+

AVAILABLE : 1st March – 31st October.

1 person - £10

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hAWK Encounter

As part of your visit to the Bird of Prey Centre, enjoy a close encounter with one of our hawks. Have one of our hawks fly to your glove as you learn about their eyesight and hunting ability. This is a group activity and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Each encounter will be limited to a maximum of 6-8 persons.

Encounters will only be available on specific days at specified times. See website for details of days and times.

Please contact us if you wish to pre-book a specific day.

Please note: the cost of the encounter is in addition to the entrance charge.

NOTE : Age limit 12+

AVAILABLE : 1st March – 31st October.

1 person - £10

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PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS

Ideal for photography and camera clubs. Our experience with working with professional photographers over many years has provided us with the opportunity to develop our understanding and be able to provide this unique experience using many native species not available elsewhere. This is an ideal opportunity to take photographs of native species in a natural setting. For static captures, the birds are posed on natural perches with clean backgrounds to mimic a wild encounter. For flying action shots, we provide the opportunity to capture “oncoming” and “panning” photographs. This is not an instructional workshop but an opportunity for competent photographers to add to their portfolio. The Photography Studios are an evening event, enabling club members to attend on weekday evenings. The event will be arranged to suit the individual club.

Please contact us to discuss specific details.

AVAILABLE : 1st May – 31st August.

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Bird Sponsorship

Bird sponsorship is a great way to become involved with the birds at the centre. In return for your sponsorship, you will receive a certificate and a free pass, all valid for twelve months. Your sponsor nameplate will be displayed on your bird's pen or aviary.

NOTE : multiple sponsorship of one bird is permitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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