Falconry Days
Falconry Days
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Bird Of Prey Centre with over 75 birds of prey from around the world located in the middle of Northumberlands National Park.Visitor centre open every day from 11am, picnic area, hot/cold drinks and light snacks.
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  • Ken H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing time
    My husband bought me this experience as a 70th birthday present, we shared the Raptor one. We were met by Mandy, an extremely knowledgeable guide. We learnt a lot about these amazing birds. Much more than visits to other falconry centres. We flew 3 birds, 2 owls and a kestrel. Plop was my favourite. If the car park is empty please stay, it's worth it. I can't praise it enough.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Allan S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Falconry Experience Chollerford.
    We had a very informative and enjoyable visit . Got to know a lot more about the birds , their habits and their natural habitats. Mark is a very easy going host and more than happy to spend time with us and answer our questions . My wife has to use a wheelchair to get about and I can confirm that the premises are fit for purpose in that respect . It was great to visit a place that caters for less abled persons . Well worth a visit if your in the area .
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 20, 2023
  • SamJK75
    Downham Market, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Falconry Experience
    What an amazing place we had a family raptor flying experience and it was beyond amazing. Mark and Mandy made us feel so welcome and were so informative, to experience the birds landing on your arm was fantastic! Highly recommend as a great place to visit
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • janinet90
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic, fun and educational
    We were driving to our campsite when we noticed the sign for this place and we are so glad we did! We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children (13 year old and 6 year old) and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff/owners were so knowledgable and were happy to answer and questions we had. It was amazing to be able to witness the birds flying aswell as learning about them. We believe this experience was well worth the money and we can't wait to go back for the winter wonderland. Would definitely reccommend anybody thinking about visiting to give it a go you will not be disappointed.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Karen R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best day out, ever!
    This was the second time I'd visited, but with a ten year gap. Got to say it was bigger and somehow even better than last time! We had Mandy all to ourselves for 4 hours, while she showed us around the centre, then guided us through flying 5 of the birds. Worth every penny - cannot recommend enough! We got to fly a kestral, two owls, a harris hawk and buzzard, not to mention the dogs who kept coming back for more ear scritches! Mandy is extremely knowledgeable and clearly loves all the birds in her care - all with their own unique personalities. I won't be waiting another 10 years to go back!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Degen
    Solihull, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fatastic experience
    We opted for the half day experience, and didn't know what to expect going in. The owners were lovely, clearly cared deeply about the welfare of the birds, and had a wealth of knowledge. We learned so much in such a short space of time, and had the opportunity to fly a whole variety of birds as part of the day. We both left having had the most fantastic day. If you're in any doubt about visiting - just do it. We will definitely be back whenever we're in the area.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
  • geetoma
    Sunderland, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    We took part in the half day falconry experience and it did not disappoint! The knowledge and passion at Falconry Days is outstanding and the experience of handling the birds of prey was amazing. There is such a friendly and encouraging welcome from the moment you arrive. An added bonus if you get to meet the wonderful Bruce & Bonnie!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Amy C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hunting day
    A wonderful day on the hunting experience today. I can’t thank Mark and his team enough, such a friendly, knowledgable and supportive bunch of people! And a special thank you to faith and Jimmy for looking after their less than experienced handlers! We were looked after so well from start to finish with us even being offered a lift back home to Hexham after. Fascinating to see how the birds are cared for and the mechanics of getting a hunting bird primed for purpose. We loved being able to fly the birds ourselves. Excellent value for money too. If you’re debating doing this experience I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Matthew W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Fantastic! Thoroughly Recommend!
    My girlfriend and I are visiting Northumberland and decided to have a morning out at Falconry Days. The weather was atrocious but nevertheless Sophie and Anna couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable. We decided to opt for the Mini Falconry Experience and it was fantastic! We had a tour of all the birds, got 'hands on' with three of their birds of prey and also had a cuddle with some of their ferrets! The experience was conducted by Sophie who was extremely knowledgeable and her enthusiasm was very contagious! It was also great to see how well the birds were looked after! Thanks girls for a brilliant time. We will certainly be back!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 9, 2023
  • Maggie F
    Roquetas de Mar, Spain7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Winter Wonderland
    We visited the Winter Wonderland event with our 7 year old & what a fantastic experience it was. Firstly, it was a winter wonderland, snowy & frosty, however this made the event even more Chrismassy. The Elves (staff) were superb & couldn’t do enough for us, from our hot drinks & toasted marshmallows on arrival to flying the owls (Tyson, Plop & Louis) & meeting Solo the ferret. Everyone was so patient with Oliver, and enthusiastic and supportive, not to mention knowledgeable, that by the end of our visit he was flying the birds like a pro. The peace de la resistance was Grace the Great Owl, who took his letter to Santa and brought back a reply, he was so happy to know he was on the ‘nice’ list. This really was a fantastic experience which I would happily recommend. Thanks to all involved.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 10, 2023
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Jim
Chesterfield10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
A fantastic experience with knowledgeable and passionate guides. They really looked after us and we never felt rushed.

Watching and then holding first the European Eagle Owl and then a Common Buzzard as it flew to your gloved hand is almost magical.

Do an experience, you won't regret it.
Written October 6, 2020
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Jacsweetie
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We booked for the mini falconry experience , and I can’t recommend this highly enough. It’s fantastic value for money. We met Anna and meagan ( and Bruce the dog) on arrival and were instantly made to feel very welcome . Anna was our guide for the experience - her knowledge and passion for the birds was amazing. We learned so much and we were able to ask loads of questions. The experience started with a tour of the birds and then we got onto the flying which was fantastic! It’s clear that the ethos of the centre is very much about caring for these fabulous birds. The staff here are fantastic - if you are in the area please check this place out.
Written May 3, 2021
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Alfreton14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
A last minute booking which was absolutely fantastic! Mark and Mandy gave us a very warm greeting and a cuppa. We had a lovely time visiting all the birds, owls, kestrels, buzzards, falcons and gained a useful insight into their upkeep and training from Mark. Then the exciting part as we got to handle and fly a Barn Owl, Tawny Owl and European Kestrel, followed by a Peregrine Falcon display catching a lure. All of the birds were beautiful and looked after in a lovely environment by people passionate about their welfare. If you are in the area it’s a MUST VISIT place!
Thank you both, your birds and your dogs for a wonderful experience.
Written September 16, 2021
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Christine M
Whittonstall, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Amazing experience at Falconry Days with my grandson Harry (7). Meghan gave a very knowledgeable introduction to the birds and other animals and explained about how birds of prey live and hunt in the wild and how they live at the Centre.
Flying the birds was absolutely fabulous and the whole experience was just terrific. I felt we had loads of time and were given just the right amount of information. We would thoroughly recommend a trip here to see these magnificent creatures.
Written February 27, 2022
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ChilledCoggeshall
Essex, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We were nearing the end of our 3 days in this area, and I saw this venue listed. We arrived late in the day, but were warmly welcomed. We had missed the birds flying but were taken on a tour of the birds and given lots of information about them.

The birds are absolutely beautiful, and we are only sorry that we missed them flying.

Great place to visit.
Written September 27, 2020
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Canfordclan
Wimborne Minster, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We arrived without a booking. We were able to book on a tour and flight experience. The tour led by Anna was fascinating and brilliantly delivered - she is clearly passionate about her work and cares for the birds’ welfare. We were introduced to many different species and learnt an awful about about birds of prey in general. We also got to ply with the ferrets who are so cute and cuddly and absolutely wonderful. We moved on to flying Toby the spotted owl and Thistle the falcon. It was a magical experience and one that exceeded expectations! It was special and Anna was brilliant throughout along with her colleague Mandy. Thanks for a great morning.
Written July 21, 2022
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Isobel M
Ingleby Barwick, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
My daughter and I booked the mini family experience, trust me it's well worth the money.
We were welcomed by the family dogs who were very gentle and friendly. Mandy our guide checked we were OK and offered to put them away but we were happy. We were offered a hot drink, lovely on a cold day.

Mandy was lovely, friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and you could see she genuinely loved what she does.
The birds were beautiful and after our tour we had some time to spend just looking about at them

Then we got to fly three owls, stunning, graceful and awe inspiring are the words that spring to mind.
We each got multiple turns with each bird.

Finally Mandy's husband came and flew a falcon for us to watch, a sight I will never forget.

This is not a zoo, you will not pet the birds and nor should you, these are working animals, please don't book if you are looking for this.
If however you want an amazing few hours spent understanding these amazing creatures then this is for you.
We are already talking about a summer visit!

Ps I am a mobility scooter user and I had no issues getting about on the tour. Its mostly gravel but my scooter managed fine and Mandy checked multiple times I was OK and my needs were met and I could see etc
Can't fault the place or the people
Written February 25, 2023
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Haltwhistle, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
My wife and I did the mini falconry experience and flew Louis and Henry with expert guidance of Mandy.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely recommend visiting to anyone that loves animals.

The birds are extremely well care for.

Our time flying them and being up close really made our day and a memory we will cherish.

We also enjoyed the company of the other animals at the centre, namely the security guards....Bruce, Benji and Billy the dogs. The two puppies were adorable and funny.

Thanks to Mandy for the detailed explanations of the birds and not rushing us in any part of our visit.

We will definitely be coming back as places like this are a real treasure.
Written July 27, 2021
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Deborah G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Called after seeing signs for the centre. Warm welcome and given lots of time and attention by our guide Anna. Anna was clearly very knowledge about the birds and very passionate about their welfare. Spent a good amount of time seeing all of the birds even got to see Harrison the Harris hawk exercised, flying and being fed. Really well worth the £10 per person.
Written January 22, 2023
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Rebecca W
Penrith, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We have just returned from a fantastic full day at Falconry Days. We were lucky to visit on a very cold quiet day meaning we had the place to our selves with the owners who could not have been more friendly. The place was immaculate and the birds all so well looked after by such caring, passionate and knowledgable people. Thank you for a wonderful day, we would 100% recommend a visit and will definitely be returning later in the year, thanks again Becky & Alfie.
Written February 22, 2023
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