Falconry Experience

Forest Barn Falconry has expert falconers providing an exhiliarating opportunity to handle and fly Birds of Prey who live with us here in our little hamlet  of cottages.  The falconry experience teaches the basic skills and techniques of this ancient and highly skilled sport.  Equipped with falconer’s glove – provided by the academy – you will be guided through the essential techniques of working with, flying and feeding these magnificent birds.  This is a wonderful experience with a maximum number of four, alternatively book an exclusive family experience.

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If you are looking for that unusual gift, why not consider a voucher for one of our handling, half day flying experience or courses?
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Handle & Feeding Birds of Prey

This bird of prey handling experience is a session which allows you to get up close and personal with our birds on your gloved fist.  Whilst you won’t fly the birds, you will, with the guidance of our experienced falconer, Mark, handle, feed and get to know more about these wonderful birds.

Adult - £30
Child - £20 (children must be accompanied by a full fee paying adult)
Family - £90 (2 adults and 2 children)

Afternoons: at 2.30 and 4.00 and Fridays only at 6.30.  Allow around one hour for this experience.

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Half Day Handle and Fly Birds of Prey Experience

This Half Day Falconry Experience enables you to be at close range with our amazing birds of prey.  Under the strict guidance of our experienced falconer, you will handle and fly the birds free – all whilst learning more about each of the individual birds.  A great gift for anyone. 

Adult - £90
Child - £70 (children must be accompanied by a full fee paying adult)
Family - £294.40 (2 adults and 2 children)

Mornings at 10.00am.  Allow around three hours for this experience

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Handle, Feed & Fly Birds of Prey Experience

This is a packed hands on exhiliarating 1.5 hours activity giving a full handling and feeding experience with the added adventure of each person having a number of opportunities to have a single bird fly to their fist. An additional bird may be used depending on group size, weather conditions and bird management factors.  Getting an "Owl or other bird of prey on your Fist" and let a bird of prey fly free and ask it to fly back to you.  To understand where birds of prey sit in the food chain, to appreciate why a peregrine falcon's body is built to execute high-speed manoeuvres as it dives through the air to snag its prey. Tailor-made wings and feathers reduce drag by allowing the falcon to shape itself like a bullet.

Adult - £55
Child - £30
Family - (2 adults, 2 children) £155

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Other  Experience Information

Height restriction – 1.2mtr (4ft)

Age 8 -16 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult (one adult per child)

Birds usually used in this half day are: Kestrel, Barn Owl and Harris Hawk (subject to change).

Hear From Our Previous Guests...

Excellent quality accommodation, with everything you could possibly want to ensure a restful stay, located conveniently for travelling to other destinations, no shortage of pubs / restaurants. Recommend highly.

Peter & Melissa, York

Lovely property a real home from home, clean, comfortable, glamorous well thought out décor and touches to make the stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Sarah, Martin and family, Cambridge

Barn was v.comfortable and well equipped and warm. Beds v.good, powerful shower and toiletry items plentiful. Very peaceful and ideal for relaxing. Strongly recommend.

Steve and Davina, Peterborough

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