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Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day

Handle a variety of beautiful birds of prey, as you learn falconry's rich history and practise falconry skills - get up-close with Hawks, Falcons, and Owls during this unforgettable experience.

9 Reviews
Price for 1 participant

Experience Raptor rapture with this fantastic falconry experience in Warwickshire. Just a short drive from Birmingham and Coventry, and less than an hour from Northampton, this aviary is home to an astounding array of beautiful winged predators. Birds of prey are fascinating, mysterious, and regal - it's no wonder, then, that falconry was originally an art practised by kings and noblemen. But no longer do you need blue blood if you want to get up close and personal with these fascinating feathered friends of ours. This half day experience will give you the chance to learn falconry basics, and allow you to get hands-on with owls, falcons and hawks.

These are big, strong birds - but when you feel the weight of one landing on your gloved arm, and feel the strength of its formidable talons, you'll realise just how big and strong they really are.

The half day course starts at 10.30am, where the participants begin by spending some time in the office learning the history of Falconry, and becoming familiar with the equipment used by falconers. After this, it's time to meet the birds - a stunning variety of hawks, falcons, and owls. The next stage of the experience is the first part of the bird's training (Manning), where you will walk around the centre with one of the birds, so that it gets used to the area - and you, of course!

Training then starts - normally with a Harris Hawk - and you will learn just how the birds are encouraged to fly back to their human hunting partners. The final part of the experience will be 'free-flying', really enjoying the form and power of the bird (usually a European Eagle Owl) at its best.

Minimum Age: 13.
The experience will last for 3 hours, with plenty of hands-on time with the birds.

If you are driving from Birmingham, allow 45 minutes to 1 hour drive time each way (from Birmingham city centre) .
The maximum group size is 4 people. Participants are welcome to bring a spectator - the experience is set in a farm, with lots of facilities and plenty to see and do, and spectators will be charged the normal admission fee for the farm.
This falconry experience is available all throughout the year, except on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The centre usually opens from 10am - 5pm, but closes at 4pm in winter.
Dress appropriately for the weather, as you will be outdoors for the majority of the experience. Warm, waterproof clothes if it's cold and wet, and some walking boots/wellies, or trainers you don't mind getting a little muddy.
Heavy rain, high winds, and other extreme weather conditions could affect the falconry experience. If you are at all doubtful, please contact the centre on the day before you have booked the experience.
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Question: My friend has limited ability in his right arm - his mobility is fine, would this falconry experience be suitable for him?
Answer: It would be absolutely fine, the centre is able to cater for a range of special needs.

Question: Is there parking at the Falconry Experience venue?
Answer: Yes, there is plenty of parking on site. Participants are able to bring spectators along, who will have to pay an admission fee to the farm.

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day

Absolutely fantastic experience - I was lucky enough to be the only person for the session I was booked onto. Danielle obviously lives for her job and her birds. It was amazing to see the different personalities of each bird and how they interacted, with Danielle and Jason, the other member of staff. Danielle's knowledge is also amazing and I can't believe how much I learnt in such a short space of time. I will definitely be booking onto some of the other experiences, that the centre offers. I can't recommend highly enough!

- Tammie, 02/08/2016

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in hatton

Brilliant day despite the weather. Very informative, would definitely recommend! Very hands on with the birds.

- Stevenson, 06/10/2015

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in sutton coldfield

Very good experience, wonderfully helpful staff.

- barry, 25/08/2015

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in Rugby

The experience was really good - very intimate session with Danielle and only 2 other people taking part. We started with a brief history of falconry, a tour round all the resident birds and information about their personality and behaviour (some real characters!). Then a really good session flying a Harris Hawk and Barn Owl between us. My family could spectate during the session, it did get a bit cold however! It takes around 15 mins to walk from the car park to the falconry centre so try not to be late! Really good location to spend the day with family as well - would recommend!

- Michellle, 01/05/2015

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in Warwick

Massive thanks to Danielle for the half day falconry experience at Hatton. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and although I was a little unsure of what to expect I was soon put at ease. Danielle gave a great presentation and was very clear and precise throughout the experience. She was very quick to answer all my questions and the passion she has for falconry just oozed out of her during the day. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this exciting day to anyone with even the slightest interest in birds of prey ... you are in for a real treat !

- Claire, 24/07/2013

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in Warwick

We intend to visit the centre again. Wonderful to be so close to these beautiful birds. Danielle was marvellous and we learned so much about the history of falconry and about the individual species. Would recommend to anyone.

- Ann, 22/03/2013

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in Warwick

It was a brilliant day, 1 - 1 tuition and very informative experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it

- Keith, 22/03/2013

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in Warwick

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff made a fantastic birthday present. Something I had wanted to do for a real long time and exceeded my expectations. Lovely friendly shopping village at the centre amused my wife for hours whilst I enjoyed the Hawks and owls.

- MAURICE, 25/11/2012

Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day in Warwick

A wonderful experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

- Denis, 06/09/2012
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    • Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day
    • Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day
    • Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day
    • Falconry Experience Warwickshire - Half Day
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