We really like this Football Experience available in Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
Get to grips with some of nature’s powerful and statuesque hawks and falcons whilst learning about the ancient art of falconry. This brilliant experience involves spending a full day at the centre experiencing falconry first-hand. To begin you will get some background information including the types of hawks used and a history of the sport, then enjoy some practice time flying various birds. After an included lunch, take part in flying some falcons, including the peregrine (traditionally the falcon of kings and nobility) and one of the fastest creatures that has ever lived on this planet.
Weekday and weekend dates throughout the year excluding Christmas Day and New Year. Subject to availability
Please call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If your experience is cancelled because of bad weather it will be re-booked for an alternative date.
As a guide your experience will last for six to seven hours.
There will be up to ten people sharing your experience.
Spectators are welcome at a charge of £15 payable on the day. Dogs are not permitted at any falconry venues.
Dress for the outdoors and wear wellies or walking boots. Bring a change of clothes if the weather is bad. If you have a camera and/or a pair of binoculars please bring them along.
Minimum age 10 (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult) and there is some walking on uneven ground. Both novices and those with some experience of birds of prey are welcome, as the day can be designed around a level to suit you.