Bird of Prey Handling Experiences in Surrey

Family-run falconry in Surrey! Birds of prey and falconry is a way of life for our family and our mission is to share our passion for falconry and birds of prey, through displays, educational events and experience days which take place on a private farm near Dorking.

We’re offering a trio of falconry sessions in Surrey, starting with the ‘Rangle’ a one-hour taster, then the ‘Gauntlet’ half day and finally the ‘Yarak’ full-day experience.

‘Rangle’ – £38pp

The ‘Rangle’ (which refers to the teeny stones fed to birds of prey to aid digestion) is perfect for all ages from 5 upwards, as it gives you an insight into the world of birds, with plenty of time to meet and fly several species too within your one-hour session.

Our ‘Rangle’ bird of prey experiences are 60 minutes and include handling and flying of a selection of birds. There will be plenty of opportunities for photographs, and you can choose between an owl experience or a falconry experience. It is the perfect experience for children or as a taster session. Spectators are £5pp and you can bring up to two per booking.

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Half Day ‘Gauntlet’ – £79pp

Our ‘Gauntlet’ falconry experiences are two to two and a half hours and are our most popular range. The word ‘Gauntlet’, of course, referring to the gloves that falconers wear to handle the birds when they land on their hand. But did you know there are usually different lengths for different birds? A falcon glove tends to cover the hand and the wrist, whilst hawking gloves are usually longer. And whilst it is obviously there to protect you from those beaks and claws, it also serves as a perch.

Handle and fly a selection of birds of prey* and learn about them and their natural behaviours and habitats under the direction of our experienced falconers.

Choose from a Bird of Prey Experience, an Owl Experience, or the Original Walk on the Wild Side. They are perfect for all bird of prey or owl lovers.

Spectators must be pre-booked and are £10pp (£20pp for the Original Walk on the Wild Side) and you can bring up to two per booking.

* for the Original Walk on the Wild Side, we generally use one species of hawk.

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Full Day ‘Yarak’ – £139pp

A bird ‘in yarak’ means they are in peak condition both physically and mentally, making it a formidable hunter. The day gives you the most in-depth look at the work of a falconer on a day to day basis.

Our ‘Yarak’ falconry experiences are a full day of hands-on and up-close demonstrations from the professionals, with a break for a light lunch. Spectators must be pre-booked and are £20pp (Monday to Saturday bookings) and £30pp for Sunday bookings. You can bring up to two per booking.

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Corporate Entertainment and Team Building

Corporate Entertainment Falconry

Corporate Entertainment with a Difference

A tailor-made experience, ideal for client entertainment or staff motivation.

A falconry experience is a great way to offer your clients or staff a fun and relaxing day in surroundings so very different from the office.

You and your guests could be watching the speeding falcon stoop to the lure, or handling and flying hawks and owls to your gloved hands.

Perhaps you would like a sales meeting with a difference? Or a team building day to remember? You can either come to our venue, or we can attend your chosen venue.

Corporate Entertainment

A tailor-made experience, ideal for client entertainment or staff motivation

A falconry experience is a great way to offer your clients or staff a fun and relaxing day in surroundings so very different from the office.

You and your guests could be watching the speeding falcon stoop to the lure, or handling and flying hawks and owls to your gloved hands. The day is yours. The choice is yours.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Team Building on the WILD Side

For a team building day with a difference, why not take part in an activity that will really make a difference?

Our activities include creating enrichment for birds of prey, which we will then test using our own birds of prey. So, you will actually get to see the difference that your creation makes. Or we might be building a home for nature, such as barn owl or kestrel nest boxes.

Contact us to discuss any specific ideas and requirements.

Falconry Courses

For those who want to take their love of birds of prey to the next level. Our training courses are run by qualified Raptor Awards instructors/assessors and your registration fee is included in you course fee, so when you are judged to be competent, you will receive a certificate. If you already have some experience with birds of prey, we will assess you prior to beginning your course and advise.

Our maximum group size is 3, so you can be sure of plenty of attention, or you can book on a one-one private tuition day.

Private Falconry Tuition

A day of one to one falconry tuition with one of our qualified Raptor Awards instructors/assessors.

Our team of birds ranges from barn owls and kestrels, up to eagles and vultures, so you will have plenty of opportunity to practice with a variety of species.

  • A day of tuition is £150.00 pp
  • Approx. six hours per day
  • You can also buy a prepaid package for 3, 4, or 5 days by signing in to our customer area

Group Falconry Courses

One day a week – Sunday Courses

Ideal for those that want to further their interest in birds of prey, our Sunday Courses provide a small group session interspersed with hands-on experience. Classroom courses run fortnightly, alternating with practical days.

We run both Keeping Birds of Prey and Training Birds of Prey courses. Keeping Birds of Prey should give you the knowledge you need to own your own bird of prey, keep it healthy and happy and recognize when it is sick. Training Birds of Prey will bring you the skills you will need to train and fly your bird.

  • Keeping Birds of Prey is a five day course – £5oo.00 pp
  • Training Birds of Prey is a four day course – £400.00 pp
  • Free Flying a Bird of Prey – TBC
  • Our maximum group size on these courses is 3

Gift vouchers are available for this course, for the perfect present for the bird of prey obsessive in your life.