Falcon Experience Full Day

Flying a falcon to the lure is one of the most intense and exhilarating encounters with the animal world you are ever likely to have.

This experience is designed to safely introduce you to the art of lure swinging, the method used to fly falcons to reach peak fitness.  You also get the chance to observe and handle these birds at close quarters, a must for anyone who has a passion for falcons.  However we strongly recommend that you do not choose this experience as your first introduction to experiencing birds of prey, choose a Hawk Day first. (You can always come back for the Falcon Day after having some experience)

Itinerary

  • 10.00am prompt start and introductions with explanation of the complexities of flying falcons
  • Down to the flying field where one of our small falcons are flown to the fist
  • Lure swinging tuition starts, basic techniques used and a high catch taught
  • Break for a hot or cold drink, biscuits and a chat about the birds
  • Handling session involving predominantly falcons
  • Back to the flying field for a short practise with the lure before participants have a falcon flown towards them and practise a high catch
  • Break for lunch followed by the first demonstration of the afternoon
  • Return to practicing the lure swinging in more detail
  • Opportunity for the participant to fly a falcon free to the lure
  • Finish and all participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the Centre for the rest of the day

The Falcon Day can be physically demanding and requires some ability with regard to hand – eye coordination and timing.  As you fly each of these birds of prey to the fist or the lure, your falconry instructor will describe each of the falcons in detail.  You will learn all about their natural habitats and hunting behaviour.  This is an unforgettable and education experience!

Duration

Please allow approximately five and a half hours for the Falcon Experience Day.

Cost

The cost per person £130

Availability

This Falcon Experience is available on selected dates throughout the year. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Guests

Guests/Spectators are welcome to attend at the fee of £24 per person which will include entry to the Centre, coffee and lunch with the participants. If you wish you can just pay the normal entry fee but not join the participants for coffee or lunch.  Don’t forget your cameras.

Dress

We recommend that participants wear casual dress and walking shoes or boots for the experience

Other Information

Unless the weather is so bad that no one can get here, we go ahead regardless. It is rare that it rains for the whole day and we have an indoor area where we can work, just wear sensible clothing for the weather.

All gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, unless otherwise stated and come with additional information on booking etc.

The minimum age is 14 years old.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Gift voucher

Would you like to give someone a gift of a Full Day Falcon Experience?  Why not buy them a gift voucher that they can then use to book online or via the phone.

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