For those looking for something a little longer our 2 hour session is a private, unique and memorable hands on session. Spend time with the family, or perhaps something a little different for a works or business day out, this session promises Birds of Prey and Owls being flown around you and to the fist whilst learning all about their wild cousins and individual characters.
Whats involved ?
Our meeting point is our centre within Moss End Garden Village (from Feb 2021). Here you meet the falconers and have a quick safety talk and shown how to call and hold the birds correctly you are also given a falconry glove to use for the duration of the session.
Then spend 2 hours in the company of our wonderful Birds of Prey, flying a range of Hawk and Owls to the fist, learning about each species, their natural environment and as individual characters. This 2 Hour Falconry Experience is based on 12 people however additional members can be added for a charge of £10 per person up to a maximum of 20 people. This session is suitable for a wide range of ages but we do not allow handling the birds for anyone under the age of 6 years however younger children can attend the session to watch. We do not charge for under 6 year olds.
The 2 Hour Falconry Experiences take place 6 days a week, however, these sessions are extremely popular and Feathers and Fur recommends booking several months in advance if you would like a weekend or a school holiday slot.
“I wanted to thank you for arranging an exciting and educational day when we visited in October. We were astonished at your passion and dedication for your beautiful birds and felt that your enthusiasm for British nature is an inspiration. The work that you do is fantastic and your love for the birds is clear to see. Thank you again, Jas”
How to book a 2 Hour Falconry Experience
1 – Gift Voucher or E-Voucher
The 2 Hour Falconry Experience is available as an E-Voucher or a physical Gift Voucher, both with a 1 year validity, making them an ideal present for family and friends. Both voucher are personalised to the recipient of the voucher so don’t forget to add their name to the ‘recipient’ box on the payment page.
The E-Voucher is sent via email within 24 hour of your purchase (they are personalised so not automatically created), which you can then print off yourself. The option for this is above when selecting the drop down ‘voucher options’ please select the E-Voucher option.
The Gift Vouchers are a physical voucher that we hand write and post out, so you have something lovely to wrap up and gift. There is an additional £3 charge for this voucher. The option for the Gift Voucher is in the drop down ‘voucher options’, please select the Gift Voucher option.
2 – Specific Date
If you are looking for a specific date for your 2 Hour Falconry Experience, please call or email so that we can check the diary for you.
Please do not purchase this experience without checking the availability if you are looking for a specific date, as our experiences can fill up months in advance. Once you are confirmed in the diary we will then ask you to return here to make payment.
Payment is always taken in advance for the 2 hour falconry experience.
Redeeming your voucher
Redeeming your gift voucher couldn’t be easier, simply drop us an email using the Contact Us form or via firstname.lastname@example.org with an idea of days that you can make, i.e. let us know if you can only make weekends or if you can do weekdays and we will let you know all the spaces we have available. Weekend and school holidays fill up months in advance so please don’t leave it until the last minute!
Please also include the name on the gift voucher, your voucher number and a contact phone number.
Things to know
Weather – sessions may be weather dependant, if we plan to cancel we will contact you early in the morning to rearrange your session.
What to wear – all our sessions and experiences take place out doors so we recommend suitable clothing and foot wear as it is often colder than you would think when you are flying birds.
Covid-19 – we are currently working in smaller groups, adhering to social distancing, using a one way system around the centre and asking everyone to use hand gel at the entrance to the site and once you have finished with the falconry gloves.
Cameras – Dont forget to bring your camera with you as our birds are very photogenic ( we can’t say the same for the falconers though!!)
Handling Age – some of our sessions are adult only, including spectators, this is made clear in the Experience description above and on your gift voucher cover letter. Our minimum age for handling is 6 years old.
Where sessions take place and what is available there – all our sessions take place at Moss End Garden Village, Maidenhead Road, Bracknell RG42 6EJ Moss End Garden Village has parking facilities, toilets, cafe and many other shops on site.