"I would totally recommend the experience days. You wont be disappointed."
When you join us for a falconry experience, you get the chance to fly a range of birds of prey including hawks, owls, and falcons. We typically start with a bird of prey handling experience, before moving onto flying birds of prey. We keep our group sizes small to give you the best bird of prey experience. But we can book on larger parties if you wish so. Our location is central in the uk, Derbyshire. We easy to get to from Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, West Midlands, and Staffordshire.
Our experience sessions take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 12pm. The experience session takes place in an open filed in the National Forest, Access to the field can be found at the end of Elms road, Coton in the Elms (South Derbyshire DE12), while parking can be found on either Elms road or Burton road. Practical footwear and clothing to match the weather is advised, as the experience session contains a moderate amount of walking and several hours stood up in the open.
The Session will begin with and introduction and brief health and safety discussion. We will then go straight into the flying sessions. After flying and handling a few birds, we will stop for a midway break, enjoy a tea or coffee after you watch a falcon stoop to the lure. The session will end with a Hawk Hike, walking around the woods with the Hawk jumping through the trees to follow us.
Spectators are welcome to join at a charge of £10 cash on the day. Participants and spectators are welcome to take as many photos during the session as they like, however we ask that the photography does not get in the way of the flying, we have Photography Sessions for that!
We will stop half way during the session, and take a short walk up to the village hall. You can use the toilet facilities, and we will have a quick Tea/ Coffee break for continuing up to the woods.
The local pub, ‘The Bubble’, at the end of Burton road serves food and drink and has toileting facilities, experience session participants will receive 25% off food in the pub.
Upon purchase of the experience session, you will receive an email confirming and to arrange a date for your session. We look forward to seeing you!