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Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire

Get up close and personal with majestic birds of prey; let owls, falcons, buzzards, and even a vulture land on your safely gloved hand during this half day falconry experience.

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Experience the unrivaled majesty and power of beautiful birds of prey, with this half day falconry course in Cheshire. There is something supremely mysterious about these highly-evolved creatures, but after 3 hours in close contact with them while you learn falconry skills, you will definitely have a deeper insight into their characteristics. While you get to grips with handling birds of prey (or rather, while they get to grips with you!), you will learn about their hunting habits, speed and power, and you'll see how man and bird have made such an unlikely but successful duo for so many thousands of years.

Based in Cheshire, just a short drive from both Liverpool and Manchester, this experience is perfect for anyone that loves birds and nature, spends hours in front of Attenborough, or wants to try something completely different and truly memorable!

Once you have arrived at the location you will be welcomed by your guide, who will begin your experience with a fascinating talk about the ancient art of falconry. You will go for a guided tour of the aviary where your expert handler will introduce a spectacular selection of birds of prey that you will be getting close to during the course of the day. The guides really know their stuff, so feel free to ask any questions you can think of! At this point you will get to learn falconry skills, and handle a variety of birds of prey, ranging from beautiful tiny owls through to the more sinister looking falcons and buzzards!

Once you have learned how to handle the birds 'on the glove', you will get to experience some of them fly in to land on your arm - even one of the centre's wonderful vultures! On top of all this, you will take in one of the daily displays run by the centre, and finish a superb experience with a 'hawk walk' - half an hour walking through surrounding fields with a team of Harris Hawks!

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult spectator.

The minimum age for spectators is 14 years old.

This half day falconry experience lasts for 3 hours, however it is advisable to arrive around 10minutes before your booking. Driving from Manchester city centre will take approximately 30 mins, and 45-50 mins from Liverpool city centre

We also advise that you allow a little extra time on either side of your day, as the birds of prey will not necessarily work to our human schedules, and they definitely won't be rushed!

You can bring one spectator along to share this experience with you. This costs £15.00, payable on arrival at the centre. If you wish to bring a spectator, please advise when you make your booking.

The half day falconry experience is available seven days a week, subject to availability.

You will be outdoors for most of this experience, so please wear suitable clothing depending on the weather.

Wear sturdy shoes or boots, perhaps even wellies or walking boots if it has been raining.

Feel free to bring a camera - these birds are haughtily photogenic creatures! Tripods/monopods are not permitted as they can upset some of the birds.

This experience can continue in most weather conditions, however in the event of severe/extreme weather conditions, call the centre to discuss.

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Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire

This was a fantastic day out, thank you to all the staff for such a memorable and informative day. Although the experience itself was only a half day, being able to go to the flying demonstrations and look at all the amazing birds you have at the centre meant that we filled a whole day. Would definitely recommend this experience.

- Louise, 21/09/2016

Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire

A really enjoyable day. It would have been so much better if it was not foggy. Beautiful birds and the girl who took us round was very informative and obviously had a great love and enthusiasm for the birds.

- John, 03/11/2015

Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire in Leyland

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day, I learned loads and took some fab photos (well I'm chuffed with them!). Everything was excellent and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. To finish off the day surrounded by hawks, storks, vultures, kites and eagles was truly extra special. Many thanks to all involved!

- Nicky, 19/07/2014

Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire in Cheshire

Enthusiastic staff who showed & shared their love and knowledge of birds of prey & falconry. Great to have such close encounters with the birds & changed our opinion of vultures becoming aware of their positive benefit to the ecosystem ..should not judge a bird by their looks! Harris Hawk walk was a positive experience but one that would become treacherous for doing in adverse weather or if you had any walking or balance difficulties due to very rutted field.

- , 25/05/2014
    • Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire
    • Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire
    • Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire
    • Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire
    • Half Day Falconry Experience Cheshire
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