Experiences

Our falconry activities with the birds are hands-on and interactive, so you can experience the thrill of flying and/or handling the birds – our experiences are about you and the birds.

GIFT VOUCHERS – For that special Birthday, Anniversary or just because you want to say Thank You, we offer Gift Vouchers which can be purchased for any of our Experiences below. Please contact us for further details.

'Falconer For The Day'

Your day will start off by getting to know the various birds we have in the Centre before the fun really starts. The falconer will show you how we clean out the aviaries and generally care for the inhabitants, how we weigh the birds and keep detailed notes on their weight and what they eat, so they are kept in tip top condition every day.

You’ll then get to hold some different birds and fly them out on the show field, and the falconer will give you detailed information on that particular bird, from what they eat to the colour of their eyes! You’ll then sit in on the morning display before breaking for lunch (please bring this with you). The last hour or so will include more bird handling, another display and culminate in a hawk walk with one or more of our Harris hawks.
The whole experience will normally last about 5 hours and will be filled with feathers.

Price
£100 for the 1st adult
£50 for an additional adult
£25.00 for a child under the age of 15
(All children MUST be accompanied by a full paying adult)

'VIP' Experience

The VIP Experience is very similar to the Falconer For The Day Experience but you will also get to help clean and feed in the reptile house, and also help out with our mammals which include, Ferrets, Skunks, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. This is also a very busy day but an experience that you’ll have memories of for a long time.

Price
£100 for the 1st adult
£50 for an additional adult
£25.00 for a child under the age of 15
(All children MUST be accompanied by a full paying adult)

The Experiences below will last for approximate an hour. (All Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult).

The 'Bird of Prey' Experience

Your Experience starts by meeting the Falconer and the birds. You will meet a selection of our birds and learn about their different characteristics, speed capabilities and hunting habits. Then you will have the chance to fly some of them to your gloved hand, under the watchful eye of the falconer. Finally, there will be plenty of photo opportunities to capture a truly unforgettable experience.

Price
£30 for the 1st adult
£15 for an additional adult
£ 7.50 for a child under the age of 15

The 'Hawk Walk'

On a Hawk Walk you can experience hands-on flying, and we’ll walk you along public rights of way through some of the lovely Havenstreet countryside, accompanied by 2 or 3 Harris Hawks. You will handle and fly the hawks and be able to observe their skills and agility while they follow gracefully through the trees. Along the way you will pass natural flora, fauna and wood areas, and may be lucky enough to glimpse a red squirrel or pheasants, or even the Ravens nesting in the woods. You may even see the odd wild buzzard circling in the sky above.

Price
£30 for the 1st adult
£15 for an additional adult
£ 7.50 for a child under the age of 15

The 'Owl' Encounter

Our Owl Encounter introduces you to these most special of birds, with the unique chance to handle and fly them under the watchful eye of our expert falconer. These are truly a most graceful bird and you’ll get to learn all about them from their breeding habits to the colour of their eyes. With this Encounter, it includes our delightful Barn Owls to one of our majestic Eagle Owls and you’ll get to meet 3 or 4 different species.

Price
£30 for the 1st adult
£15 for an additional adult
£ 7.50 for a child under the age of 15