Birds of Prey Experience in Cheshire

Product code: 1181897

Spend half a day flying and handling magnificent birds of prey!

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This raptor centre has the biggest collection of birds of prey in the North West. During your half day course you will have the opportunity to interact with these magnificent birds up close. You will be taught the basics of handling and flying the birds and you will go on a hawk walk in the next door countryside. All the birds on show will display their natural instincts to soar, quarter, pounce and mantle.
Your experience starts with an informative tour of the centre where you will see the variety of birds of prey close up and learn all about their different characteristics, speed capabilities and hunting habits. After that, you will be taught the basics of handling and flying the birds and you will have the chance to fly some of them to the fist under the watchful eye of the trainer. You will take a group of birds on a hawk walk and finally there will be plenty of photo opportunities to capture a truly unforgettable experience. You will be at the centre for approximately 3 hours in total.

This experience is available at Cheshire:

  • Cheshire (North) - Knutsford
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. All equipment will be provided for your experience, but it is advisable to bring a pair of wellington boots with you and wear suitable outdoor clothing for the time of year. Please note that the species of bird flown will be dependent on the time of year.
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The best gift ever When we got to the birds of prey centre we had a warm welcome from the all the staff.The young lady that did the induction was very informative about the birds that we were going to handle.It was a very full and fulfilling day I would recommend it to anybody that likes birds of prey birds. 27 March 2014
Awesome experience at a first class venue The set up and staff at the venue are absolutely first class. Our Falconer, Shelley, was incredibly knowledgeable, overflowing with enthusiasm and engaged everyone in the group superbly. She spoke of her own personal involvement in hand-rearing some of the birds. One particular Black Vulture named Bhuna had a very obvious close relationship with her and this was very special to see. All the other staff we met and dealt with were of the same high calibre. We were even lucky enough to meet and speak to the owner for quite a while at the end of the experience. What you see and experience at this venue is the culmination of years of dedication and passion for birds of prey and their conservation brought alive via wonderful staff in truly engaging surroundings. The owner has dedicated many years of his life to the particular conservation of a range of vulture species across Africa where he is currently involved in two such projects. This is real conservation and a window into the work being done by them is here to be seen at their bird of prey, eagle and vulture park in Cheshire. I cannot speak highly enough about this as an experience and would urge anyone who has any interest in natural history to share what is on offer here - you will not be disappointed. Keep up the great work every body and I will be returning here next year to repeat this experience with my sons. 06 September 2013
Fantastic experience This was a gift for my husband, I went as a participating spectator and our 3 year old son and grandparents went as mere spectators, we all had a thoroughly excellent time. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and certainly make this experience one that will be treasured. My son cannot wait to grow up and take the experience himself, I would like to thank all the staff who made our whole family so welcome and enjoyable. 18 November 2011
hawks excellent day, close up encounter with some impressive birds.. 15 May 2014
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