This is a fascinating introduction to an ancient and intriguing pursuit. See for yourself an extraordinary relationship between man and bird of prey. Falconry was originally introduced as a means of obtaining "food for the table". In Medieval Britain birds of prey were often present at grand occasions such as pageants, weddings and jousting tournaments. Even today seeing these magnificent birds up close is a very special experience and one which you won't forget.
On arrival you will be greeted by one of the falconers and given an overview of the disciplines and history of falconry, followed by a brief introduction to the husbandry and welfare of birds and the equipment used in falconry. You will then have the opportunity to fly two birds "to the fist" so you can experience the unforgettable sensation of having a magnificent bird of prey on your arm. From start to finish you will be in the thick of the action whilst the falconer guides and educates you in aspects of the raptor world.
Programmes and birds vary depending on location, please check on booking.
When can you go?
This experience is available on selected weekday and weekend dates, throughout the year.
How long does this activity last?
Your falconry encounter will last approximately 1½ to 2 hours.
You need to know
Restrictions vary depending on your chosen location, under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
General fitness may be required, please check on booking.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There'll be a maximum of 19 other people in your group.
Family and friends
You're welcome to bring spectators to watch at an extra cost.