Family Falconry Experience


(4 customer reviews)

Share the amazing experience of handling Birds of Prey and capture the imagination of all the family.

Category: SKU: FFE


Are you tired of watching your children pour over Minecraft or their game station? Bored of sitting in front of the TV or standing around in shopping centres? Want to spend some quality family time together experiencing the wonder of British wildlife such as the simply perfect Barn Owl or the magnificent Peregrine Falcon, if the answer is yes then our Family Falconry Experience is the one for you.

Whats involved

Our meeting point is Ladd’s Garden Village, Reading, Berkshire. Feathers and Fur has a purpose-built centre within Ladd’s Garden Village where the birds are on show to the public. Here you meet the falconers and after human introductions, you are introduced to all our birds. We then have a quick safety talk and you are shown how to call and hold the birds correctly and are given a falconry glove to use for the duration of the session.

The Family Falconry Experience is a private 1-hour session based on a family of 6 people, with plenty of hands-on experience for all ages. You will get to fly a range of birds all flown to the fist including the Barn Owl, Kestrel and Harris Hawk, all the while learning about their unique characters, how they hunt, their wild habitat and how they have adapted to humans. The conversation is aimed at each age group so whether your 6 or 86 years the sessions are relaxed and informative. Please note our minimum handling age is 6 years old however younger children can attend the session to watch. We do not charge for under 6 year olds.

Family 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. Additional members can be added for an additional charge of £10 per person.

The Family Falconry Experience is available as a voucher if you would like to give it as a gift and have a validity of a year.

Looking for something for just the grown-ups? Try our Half Day Hands-on Experience or our Owl Experience.

Redeeming your voucher

Booking your session date couldn’t be easier, simply drop us an email using the Contact Us form or via 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!

Alternatively, if you have a specific date in mind for attending then before booking contact us and we can check and let you know the availability.


4 reviews for Family Falconry Experience

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    We should just like to thank you so much for our morning with you.   We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope we shall be able to repeat the experience. Thank you for spending time with Isaac and being so patient.   He will remember the experience and be able to tell his Daddy all about it.

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    Amy and Vanessa

    I just felt the need to say thanks again for having Vanessa and I to your pad yesterday to meet your amazing feathered family! We had a ball, and was a bit of a dream come true for both of us! Will definitely be passing in your details to absolutely everyone! Hopefully see you again soon, and get well soon Mouse!

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    Had an awesome time yesterday with my family.
Sadie loves her birds as her children and her knowledge was unbelievable. 
Such a lovely time – thank you

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    Thank you Sadie for giving us a fantastic experience yesterday with your beautiful birds!! We all thoroughly enjoyed our feathery encounters with Bert, Bourneville, Echo and Charlie! My two daughters (10 & 8) were a little apprehensive, especially with Charlie the big Indian Eagle Owl, but Sadie made them feel totally relaxed! She was fun and extremely informative and has a true passion for her birds! We shall definitely be coming back and recommending you to our friends!!

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