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Malta Falconry Centre
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Siggiewi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Malta Falconry Centre is a Quality Assured attraction certified by the Malta Tourism Authority. Explore the Malta falconry centre and live this unique experience, watch our falconers fly several different species of well trained birds of prey and see these magnificent birds in free flight. The facility holds its own free parking,open spaces around the centre all fully-accessible for everyone visit us. Complimeting the centre one find a souvenir shop situated at the main entrance, offering wonderful gifts to memorize the experience at the unique falconry in Malta Opening times The Centre is open all year round from Tuesdays till Sundays. Winter times : from 9.00 till 15.00 (1st October and 30th June) Summer times : from 9.00 till 12.30 (1st July to 30th September). The Centre is closed on Mondays and (24 and 25 June 2017) Display times We have two displays per day in Winter at 11:00 and 14:00 We have one display per day in Summer at 11:00 (Weather Permitting - windy days) bird handling is held instead Falconry Experience! At the Malta Falconry Centre, we offer a unique experience – the thrill of the Falconry art. This falconry experience is given in a course style. Carrying out such experience/ course one gets to know better the techniques of the falconry art and get a beginners knowledge as a falconer. This experience is offered in two ways; a half day experience or full day experience, are offered. The half day introduces the participant to the basics of falconry and gets to know how falconry birds are trained from 9.30 till 12.30 The full day experience enables the participant to get to know more as regarding the falconry techniques and would also have enough time to fly a bird of prey after learning how to train these birds. A participation certificate is given at completion of such course from 9.30 till 14.30. (Summer Time 8:30 till 13:30) All around the year This experience is offered to all ages. Children are to be accompanied by one adult (both adult and child/ren are to pay for the experience). Pre-booking by email is needed giving the name/s of the participant/s and the date on which the experience is to be carried out. No experience could be held without pre-booking. All participants are to be on time as to have the experience carried out on schedule.
Reviewed June 6, 2013

They should be more clear how to get there. We showed the map in the folder, but Arriva info was completely lost and the busdriver at 62 Siggewei said to go off in Marsa for bus 118, that,was completely wrong...

Bus 62 to end of line and a short walk, easy enough. We got a lift with the owner son.

Loved the whole place, owner and staff really friendly and tell a lot of interersting facts.

Call before, because the flying display may not run if windy, we missed it..

Our 1-yearold got to pat an owl and a hawk.

Would love to come back!

Thank Laponian
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I went and visited the falconry centre with family and friends, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All the staff are courteous, very well educated and you can see they love what they do. We got to handle the birds safely and watch them fly which was a spectacle to see.
We all loved the experience and looking forward to going back next time we visit Malta,
I highly recommend.

1  Thank HD101
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We went to the falconry centre with our 4 year daughter. She loved watching the flying display ( we saw the 11am show ). It was really quiet apart from us ( husband, daughter & myself ) only another gentleman. My daughter got to handle a barn owl and a harris hawk even though she is only 4. The lady that runs the centre genuinely loves the birds under her care and really shows as at the time we where there a pair of buzzards had some hatchlings.

1  Thank Winnie-jas
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Malta Falconry Centre is a unique, family run attraction that serves to foster and protect many birds of prey.

This wonderful attraction receives no government funding whatsoever (shame on the Maltese Government) and every cent the family earn goes back into the maintenance and up keep of the birds and the aviaries that they live in.

The centre has a number of species ranging from vultures to American eagle to Harris hawks, to barn and eagle owls.

The flying displays (11:00 and 14:00 in winter and 14:00 in summer) are not to be missed and run for almost an hour using a number of the birds at the centre.

The visitors can even get to handle the birds should they choose to with the assistance of their handlers.

If you are travelling by bus the centre is a short walk through town, (we got directions from the Council Chambers near the bus stop) but visit their website for further details.

Please try and find it in your heart to make a small donation, (even if the government won't).

Thank stevefW6361MO
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were on the Malta Sightseeing bus from Sliema, Hop-on, Hop-off, and decided to stop off in the afternoon. what a great little place, and as there were only a few of us we all got to hold the Harris Hawk and the Owl, and watched the naughty Vulture with his red face! So worthwhile a visit, this lady really cares a lot about these birds, and at only 6 eurus each entry was very good value.A little warning, we were only there about 45 mins when the driver of the bus called to see if anyone was left, as this was going to be the last pick-up at 2.45pm as park was clsosing at 3, this was in Early January, so just check closing times etc when going in. I would highly recommend to anyone, one of our highlights seeing these beautiful birds, and holding them.

2  Thank janda12
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