While birds of a feather may flock together, their identical appearance can sometimes cause name mix-ups when apart. Try something different with today’s Groupon: £24 for a two hour falconry experience at Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre.
Providing a safe haven for a variety of lively critters for 14 years, Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre gets up close and personal with a range of animal experiences. Run by a team of volunteers, the centre primarily functions as a charity, hosting endangered animals and running educational tours six days a week. Over 30 different species of birds fly above slithering snakes and crafty raccoons in the centre’s green pastures, which also includes a sugary sweet and tea shop for those who tire of munching on worms.
Suiting up with an introduction to falconry gear and techniques, customers can expect to learn the tricks of the trade during their two hour avian experience. Aspiring bird cuddlers will get hands-on practice with the fascinating winged animals, which include Elsie the eagle owl and Rocket the kestrel. Underneath the Staffordshire trees, guests will then get to meet the springy fleet of birds that make up the centres’ ‘Flight Squad’ before returning home with their newfound skills.
While still waiting to be widely reviewed, Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is currently flying high with over 340 Likes on Facebook.