Work with a team of magnificent birds of prey as they do what they do best, with a fantastic full day falconry hunting experience with professional falconers in Oxfordshire.
- Oxford (Oxfordshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This full day falconry hunting experience in Oxford gives you the rare chance to see beautiful birds of prey exhibiting their power and incredible speed, and doing what they do best – catching their prey.
To begin the experience you’ll have an introduction to the falconry centre and the birds that live there as well as a demonstration on handling the birds. Most of the Hunt Experience takes place off site, however, as during this full day experience you’ll head out with a team of hunting hawks to do what falconers do – walk for miles with the hawks, beat for them to rouse some prey, help with the ferrets (yes, ferrets and hawks work together to hunt), and just watch the birds’ incredible speed and agility as they work. The falconry centre has access to a huge amount of hunting ground – over five thousand acres – so be prepared for a good long walk; during the full day you can expect to cover around 6 miles. This hunting day will showcase exactly what these birds are designed to do, so you really couldn't ask for a more perfect or authentic falconry experience. The birds go for things like rabbit, hare and pheasant, and while there are no guarantees they tend to be very successful hunters - so you are likely to see a kill! The day ends with a demo on how to prepare what the hawks have caught.
If you're fascinated by beautiful birds of prey, or you know someone who is, this full day hunting falconry experience in Oxford is the perfect chance to see them do what they do best
This Bird of Prey Hunting Experience is available from September to March, Tuesdays-Sundays.
Please be aware that weekends tend to be busier, so bookings will need to be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
Minimum age: 16 years
Experience Duration: 06:00
Time at Venue: 06:00
This Bird of Prey experience will last for approximately 6 hours.
The day will start at 9am, and will break for a light lunch around 12:30 (included in the price), before finishing at around 3pm.
Participants: The Bird of Prey Hunting Experience - Full Day is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 5
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Maximum Group Size: 5
Unfortunately spectators are not able to accompany participants on this Bird of Prey Hunting Experience, however guests may wish to visit the falconry centre at general admission price (£7.00) - payable on arrival.
Please dress comfortably, according to the weather - bear in mind that this full day experience will involve plenty of walking, so strong sturdy boots and spare socks are advised!
In the event of extreme weather conditions, this falconry experience may be cancelled - if this situation occurs, the centre will re-schedule your experience.