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1hr Falconry Experience
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  • 1people

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  • 8person

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This hands on experience gives you the chance to discover the rich history of falconry, and get up close and personal with some of the world's most spectacular birds of prey! The exhilarating hour-long course is designed to give you an insight into the life of a falconer, and as well as learning how to fly and handle the birds you'll also learn about the history of falconry too. So why not experience the majesty of hawks and owls first hand and discover just what it takes to become a falconer!

Photography Day
  • 1people

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  • 8person

    Min. Age

This unique falconry experience gives budding photographers the chance to capture the majesty of birds of prey in full flight. Over the course of the day you'll have the chance to photograph the birds up close, and doing what the do best – soaring through the air! The daily flying demonstrations form part of this experience too, and as the birds are put through their paces you'll be able to capture some incredible action shots.

Full Day Falconry Experience
  • 1people

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  • 14person

    Min. Age

This incredible full day falconry experience gives you the chance to take a closer look at some of the world's most majestic birds of prey, and learn how to handle everything from owls to eagles! The session starts with a short tour of the falconry centre, where you'll meet the birds for the first time and learn some of the basic principles of falconry. Once you've mastered the different training techniques it's time to put what you've learnt to the test, and release the birds! Throughout the day you'll be working with a huge selection of birds including owls, hawks, falcons, eagles and buzzards, and as well as flying and handling the birds you'll also be shown how to prepare their food and groom them. So get ready to find out just what it takes to be a falconer for the day. Important information:

Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Hawking Day
  • 1people

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  • 5people_outline

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  • 14person

    Min. Age

This full day package is a great opportunity to really get to grips with hawking, and experience the thrill of seeing these supreme hunters in action! You will start off by meeting the Harris Hawks, the team of hunting falcons and Gos Hawk and be given a full briefing from one of our experienced instructors on safety and what to expect. Then it's time to get your glove on and step out into the great outdoors and with 5000 acres of hunting ground on offer there is plenty of game to to be found. Beaters flush out the game for your bird to chase, and there are few better experiences than watching these magnificent hunters speed off and stoop in pursuit of their quarry. In the afternoon, after lunch of soup and a sandwich, you'll get even more time spent hunting with your birds and as we only take out small groups of people at a time you are ensured a personal experience that will be remembered for a long time to come! Important information:

This day takes place largely off site and you will walk up to six miles, so some degree of fitness and mobility is needed. Please wear clothing suitable to the weather including a good pair of walking boots, a spare pair of socks and walking stick are also useful.

Please note that no additional guests allowed on the hawking days.

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Venue Details

Our spectacular Frilford venue in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside is home to over 80 different birds of prey, and their impressive collection of birds includes everything from owls to eagles! So if you've always wanted to experience the fun of falconry, there's nowhere better to fly, feed and handle some of the world's most magnificent birds of prey.

Venue Ref: 510369-32

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments Available
  • Full Training

Location Details

Located close to Abingdon and Oxford just off the A415. Full maps and directions will be provided on completion of booking.