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Herrings Green Farm Cotton End Road, Beds

Eagle Experience or Falconry Course at Birds of Prey Centre

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Learn how to handle birds of prey, and take the chance to walk and fly them; the two-day course includes a certificate

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3 ratings3 reviews
March 21, 2020
It is in a group of people not one to one. But not complaining as it is amazing value and great experience
1 ratings1 reviews
March 21, 2020
We had a wonderful morning! The voucher was a Christmas gift which we finally got round to booking in. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, Laura was great at answering all of our questions and helping us handle the birds! Our favourites were simba the owl and levi the Eagle! Would 100% recommend and return!
10 ratings8 reviews
February 26, 2020
It was a lovely day meeting the birds and watching the show
4 ratings4 reviews
February 24, 2020
Friendly and informative staff , allowed time to handle various birds plenty of time for photos .Although quite busy everybody had a chance to hold them , well worth a visit and we will go again when the weather is a bit better.
8 ratings7 reviews
February 4, 2020
Great purchase. Friendly staff = Lovely morning!
4 ratings4 reviews
August 16, 2020
It's a wonderful 'taster'. Next time - it will have to be jan or feb now, I shall book a 'one to one' which will be worth every penny. I first visited 20 years ago & go at least once a year and it is by far the best falconry centre I have had the privilege to visit. The personnel are professional and extremely caring in their handling of the birds.
2 ratings2 reviews
October 27, 2019
Was an amazing experience for anyone who likes birds of prey and the staff were excellent and very friendly would highly recommend
3 ratings3 reviews
October 29, 2019
A fantastic place with truly dedicated knowledgeable staff. Owen was a fantastic guide and falconer! We will definitely be going back!
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About This Deal

The Deal

Visitors will have the opportunity to handle, fly and learn about various birds of prey from experienced falconers over the course of one or two days. Those on the one-day Eagle Experience will start with a smaller bird to learn some handling skills and go for a walk around the centre. This will lead to flying them and building up to the likes of Golden, Amercian Bald and African Fish eagles. Meanwhile, participants on the two-day Falconry Course, will have the chance to learn about the handling of different bird species, training stages, equipment making, housing and feeding, and related areas of health and law. This is followed by free-flying of species including owls and eagles before going on a hawk walk to see them at work in the countryside. The course also includes completion certificate, a pack of notes to take home and a notebook and pen, as well as the chance to watch a display.

Choose from the following options:

  • £36 for a full-day eagle experience

  • £92 for a two-day Falconry course

The Merchant

Birds of Prey Centre is home to over 200 feathered species, ranging from owls to hawks, eagles and falcons. Visits can range from flying and handling experiences at the centre led by a falconer, to archery and laser clay shooting. Regular events also take place throughout the year, such as photography days where visitors can get up close and personal with hawks and capture photographers of them hunting.


Average rating:4.5 stars

TripAdvisor (221 Reviews)

The Birds of Prey Centre picked up a high-flying 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, along with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from the site. Visitors were keen to praise the enthusiastic staff as well as the informative experiences, displays and courses. Special mentions from several reviewers went to the various chances the centre provided to see various birds in flight and close-up.

Details verified 22/01/2014.

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Validity: Expires 90 days after purchase.
Purchase: Limit 1 per person.
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Restrictions: Valid Mon-Sun 10am-4pm. Must be 16 or older. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Valid on option purchased only.

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