Spend half a day getting up close and personal with some stunning birds of prey, including Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Kites.
- Kirkcaldy (Fife)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Escape to the glorious Scottish countryside and spend some quality time with a number of spectacular birds of prey, gaining first hand knowledge of their eating and hunting habits, and witnessing their beautiful flight displays. This half day experience is perfect for getting some much needed fresh air, and is guaranteed to be a day to remember.
The falconry experience takes place at a country barn in Kirkcaldy, and is run by a friendly group of bird enthusiasts who will make you feel immediately welcome upon arrival. You'll start by being introduced to an Owl and Hawk, who will swoop from trees straight onto your outstretched arm to be rewarded with a tasty snack, landing gracefully with powerful wings. There will be plenty of opportunity to talk to the instructors about the birds and the great work they do at the falconry centre, before pausing for a short refreshment break and moving onto the next part of the experience; the 'close encounter'. Depending on the weather, you'll get up close and personal with either a Falcon, Kite or Caracara, then be introduced to an Eagle for an awesome high-speed dive display, straight onto your gloved hand!
The Half Day Falconry Experience in Fife makes a fantastic day out for families, or a unique gift for animal lovers that they'll never forget!
This bird of prey experience in Fife can be booked 7 days a week, throughout the year.
However, due to weather conditions and daylight hours, participants are advised to book between March and October in order to avoid the disappointment of cancellation.
This is a popular experience and usually runs with small group numbers, therefore participants are advised to give around 6 weeks notice for bookings, where possible.
Although there is no minimum age restriction as such, young children must have a good level of fitness, a keen interest in birds of prey, and have enough strength to be able to hold the weight of the birds.
Under 14s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (participating or non-participating).
Guests with mobility issues can be catered for, but will need to take part in tailored experiences (rather than group sessions) so advance notice is required.
Experience Duration: 03:15
Time at Venue: 03:30
This half day falconry experience will last for approximately 3 and a quarter hours, including a short refreshment break.
Participants: The Half Day Falconry Experience - Fife is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 6
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Maximum Group Size: 6 participants (group sizes are usually smaller than this).
There is no minimum group size - the experience will go ahead with an individual booking.
Non-participating spectators are welcome to come along on the day - each spectator will be required to pay an entry fee of £20.00.
This is an outdoor experience, so you will need to dress according to the weather. You will be on your feet for the duration, so please ensure you are wearing comfortable, sturdy shoes such as boots.
The centre do not provide waterproofs, so if the weather is less than perfect, please come prepared.
In strong winds or heavy rain, the experience may need to be re-scheduled for an alternative date. The centre will do their best to contact you the evening before, or morning of the experience if this is the case.