Our Private displays are perfect for personal events away from our Visitor Centre, such as weddings, birthday parties, and other celebrations. We have various teams of birds at work throughout the year and would not like to guarantee any particular species of bird for your event, but we will bring along a selection of birds from our Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles. The number and size of birds may vary depending on your venue and requirements and we will be happy to discuss this with you. If you would like to take a look at our different birds, please go to our Bird Gallery page. We hope this information helps you; if you have any further questions please Contact Us. If you are looking to bring a group to our Visitor Centre instead, please check out our Group Visits page or our Exclusive Bird Handling Experiences.
We have three possible options that we can offer you for a private display:
We will start with a static display of our birds sat out on their perches so that your guests can view and become acquainted with the birds. Your guests will be able to photograph the birds on their perches, before they then have the chance to hold and fly some of our magnificent birds of prey to their fist; we will supply them with an appropriate Gauntlet (glove) to wear and again those watching will be able to take photographs. Any guest who would like to take this opportunity are more than welcome to come to us and request that they take part. One of our expert falconers will be there at all times to supervise and answer any questions your guests may have. This is ideal for smaller groups of people.
This option starts with a Static Display for all of your guests to observe these beautiful birds at close quarters. They will be able to take photographs and ask plenty of questions concerning the handling and welfare of these creatures, they can also ask questions concerning conservation of rare and endangered birds. We will follow with a flying display and will need a small sectioned off area to be able to allow the birds to fly freely. Between 3 & 6 birds will be flown, depending on the time, allowing your guests to understand the different flying styles of different species of birds. The Flying Display will have a full running commentary throughout and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. This option is ideal for large groups of people.
This final option allows the attending falconer to mingle with your guests while carrying a bird on the fist and allowing your guests to get up close with opportunities to take photographs and ask questions. For health and safety reasons, your guests will not be able to hold a bird themselves with this option, but for many the experience of just being able to get so close to a Bird of Prey, is breathtaking. Once again, your guests can ask as many questions as they desire concerning conservation and the health and welfare of our birds. We will finish with a flying display as above.
Please complete the form below to send us your enquiry and we will get back to you with our availability and quote. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours of receiving them. If you wish to discuss any matters with us or need any further information, please use the form to email us or telephone us during our opening times on 01562 700014 and we will be happy to assist you.
Our Bird Handling Experience option is a great way for your guests to experience the thrill of holding and/or flying some of our amazing birds of prey!
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