As a special treat for yourself or a gift to someone else, this unforgettable falconry day will provide a dramatic opportunity to be up close to these stunning, intelligent hunting birds!
Your day will start with getting to know each other over complimentary drinks at our base at the Coolings Green & Pleasant and an outline of your day will be explained.
Our trained and experienced falconers will give a short talk about the history of falconry and about the birds you will be flying. You will see how we care for, manage and handle the birds and we will show you how the birds are held in a way that is safe for both you and the birds, we will also make you aware of the safeguards necessary for the falconry field experience.
After lunch, we will be out in the beautiful 20 acre nature trail. You will experience the excitement, tension and thrill of watching a falcon in action as one of our falconers swings a lure to simulate an aerial battle between predator and prey before heading into the woods with a Harris hawk.
Your day ends with an opportunity to ask further questions and a chance to have your photo taken with any of our birds.
10:00am – Basic falconry skills – behind the flying
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Basic falconry field craft and flying
3:30pm – Questions and photo opportunities
4:00pm – Goodbyes
Duration: 6 hours
Monday – Sunday
Minimum age 8 (Under 16’s must be accompanied by a full paying adult)
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel your booking less than 24 hours before the experience, no other experience date will be offered.
Willows reserve the right to cancel the experience last minute due to weather, animal welfare or staff shortages.
Willows can not be held responsible for other costs affected by such changes (including travel and accommodation etc).
Where open dated vouchers are issued, these will be valid for 12 months from the date of payment for the voucher. It is the participants responsibility to ensure that the voucher is booked and used within this time frame and no refunds or bookings will be given/accepted if that final date is missed.