A private half-day ‘Gauntlet’ falconry experience, just for you and your invited guests. We tailor the experience to your individual requirements. Choose either a morning or afternoon session. Morning sessions usually start at 10am and finish at around 12pm. Afternoon sessions start at 1:30pm and finish at 3:30pm.
After taking your booking we will call you to discuss your options for a fabulous falconry experience and arrange your day.
On the day, under the expert guidance of your falconer, you will learn how to handle these magnificent birds and experience the thrill of flying them to and from your gloved hand. During your time with us you will have lots of opportunity for hands-on as well as close-up, expert demonstrations.
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.
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.