Bird of Prey Day UK Wide
Bird of Prey Day UK Wide
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Falconry techniques have been refined over centuries and passed down from many falconers. This full day course gives you the opportunity to share in this knowledge, and also to interact with these magnificent birds of prey up close before learning how to fly them to the fist. These birds are not trained to do tricks they simply mimic what comes naturally to them. All the birds on show will display their natural instincts to soar, quarter, pounce and mantle.
Your experience starts with an informative tour of the centre where you will meet the trainers and see the birds of prey close up. Then you will learn all about their different characteristics, speed capabilities and hunting habits. This full day experience offers you plenty of opportunity to fly some of them to the fist and ample time to take photographs of this truly unforgettable experience. All equipment will be provided for your experience, but it is advisable to bring a pair of wellington boots with you and wear suitable outdoor clothing for the time of year. As a guide your experience will last for 5 to 7 hours.
What's included? A Birds of Prey experience at a participating venue UK-wideWhat do I need to know? Minimum age varies by venue but will range between 10 and 16 yearsThe number of other participants in your group will vary depending on the venueThe exact species of bird flown is be dependent on the time of yearLunch is included with this experience at the Cheshire, Kent, North Yorkshire, Perthshire and West Sussex venues. At Fife, the supplier will contribute £10 to your lunch at a nearby bistroPerthshire does not include a tour of the centre. You will instead be met by the falconer at a rendezvous point and taken to see the birds in their natural habitatKent does not currently operate guided tours. You are welcome to explore the centre yourselfAt Derbyshire participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, who will pay a £10 spectator feeThe Cornwall venue provides lunch for the client but does not allow spectatorsAt the North Yorks venue the season runs year-roundDogs are not permitted on site at some locations. Please check in advanceAll dates are subject to availabilityAll equipment is provided, but it is advisable to bring a pair of wellington boots with you. Please wear sensible outdoor clothing for the seasonYour experience will last approx. 5 to 7 hours