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.
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 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!
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.