Birds of PreyThe art of falconry dates back thousands of years. From Mongolia and the Middle East, the practice spread west to Europe, where it was soon adopted by the nobility. By the fifteenth century, a British guide was published, outlining a hierarchy of birds based on the social rank of the falconer. According to the Book of St Albans, an emperor was permitted to hunt with an eagle or vulture, whereas his servant had to make do with a lowly kestrel.
Happily, today, you needn’t be a nobleman to handle a variety of impressive birds of prey. With any of the vouchers listed here, you or a loved one could meet owls, eagles, hawks and falcons, and benefit from the insight of their experienced handlers. You can get some great photographs and even learn to fly birds from the leather falconer’s glove! Choose from taster, half day and full day experiences, from Fife to the Isle of Wight.
An Experience Days voucher offers an unforgettable natural encounter. At each venue, you’ll find a cast of feathered stars, sure to enchant animals-lovers of all ages. Find your nearest, and give a unique experience gift, today!