Spend the day shadowing a professional falconer in the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside, learning handling, flying, and everything there is to know about these beautiful birds!
- Isle of Wight (Isle of Wight)
- Price for 1 Participant
For a truly in-depth, educational and exciting introduction to the world of professional falconry, look no further than the Falconer for a Day Experience on the Isle Of Wight. Lead by experts, you'll spend a day learning the history of falconry and the skills involved with bird of prey flying; the perfect experience gift for animal lovers!
Located in the grounds of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, the experience begins at 10am when you are greeted by the instructor and receive a briefing on what the day ahead will involve. Throughout the day you'll be introduced to a variety of beautiful birds, with the centre housing over 50 birds from 21 species. You'll shadow the expert falconer and learn the traditional falconer's knot, the proper handling techniques of the birds, how to safely fly them from your gauntlet glove, and much more. You'll even get a chance to help train them in various manoeuvres! By the end of the session you'll have spent a wonderful day in the countryside, coming away with an increased appreciation for these magnificent creatures.
The Isle of
Wight full day falconry experience makes a great day out for bird
of prey enthusiasts, and is the perfect combination of education
and entertainment for a simply unforgettable
The full day falconry experience can be arranged for various dates throughout the year, excluding July and August.
Minimum age: 16.
Experience Duration: 05:00
Time at Venue: 05:00
The Full Day Falconry Experience starts at 10am and is expected to finish by 3pm.
Participants: The Falconer For The Day - Isle Of Wight is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 6
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Minimum Group Size: 1
Maximum Group Size: 6
Spectators can pay £40 on the day, directly to the centre if they wish to come along and watch.
You should dress in suitable outdoor clothes along with sturdy
Gauntlets will be provided at the centre.
Wet weather may prevent the birds from flying. The centre does provide undercover facilities in case of this.