Spend the day getting up close and personal with some stunning birds of prey with this full day falconry experience in Herefordshire.
- Ross on Wye (Herefordshire)
- Price for 1 Participant
Birds of prey are extraordinary, majestic creatures with an ethereal beauty unlike any other animal on the planet. With the Bird of Prey Full Day experience in Herefordshire, you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these incredible birds, learning about their habits and histories whilst watching them soar above your head and land gracefully on your arm.
The full day experience begins on arrival at the centre, where you'll greet your friendly guides and be shown around the aviaries. Throughout the day you'll have the opportunity to hold a wide selection of birds, including Eagle Owls, Harris Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Buzzards, Snowy Owls and more. You're welcome to take as many pictures as you like - these birds of prey are highly trained and comfortable with human contact, and with your guide at your side you know you're in safe hands. Following the handling, you'll get the chance to actually fly the birds! After a brief demonstration, you'll be shown how to fly the birds free from all restraints, meaning they'll perch on your arm before launching into the air and swooping back down again. The full day experience also involves a Hawk Walk, where you'll follow a brook listening to your guide explain all there is to know about hawks, whilst one circles you from above! Your guides are experts in their field so be sure to ask them any questions you can.
The full day experience also includes a delicious lunch, making this the ultimate experience for budding ornithologists, or those who love to try things that are a bit different.
The Full Day Bird of Prey experience runs from April - October, due to the amount of daylight hours.
The experience is available on selected days each week (subject to availability).
Minimum Age: 13 years old.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
(paying a spectators fee of £15.00).
Unfortunately the centre is not wheelchair accessible.
No dogs allowed on site.
Experience Duration: 06:00
Time at Venue: 06:00
This full day experience will last for approximately 6 hours, starting at 10:00am and finishing around 4pm - lunch is included in the price.
Participants: The Bird of Prey Full Day Experience - Herefordshire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 6
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
The maximum group size for this full day falconry experience will be 6 participants.
Participants may wish to bring along 1 spectator at an additional cost of £15.00 - payable on the day.
The majority of this Full Day Bird of Prey experience will take place outside so please dress according to the weather.
Comfortable and sturdy shoes are highly recommended as you will be on your feet all day.
This experience is unable to run in strong winds, rain or snow - if your experience is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, it will be re-scheduled by the centre for an alternative date.