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“Birthday treat”

Falconry Experience Wales
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Machynlleth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: By appointment only
Reviewed November 17, 2013

My wife booked this day out as a birthday treat, and what a treat it was. On arrival we were made very welcome, Barry and Lucy opened their house to us. The first hour was spent learning some facts about the birds, this was done in such a way that you didn't get bored and I for one learnt a lot I didn't know about the birds. The day continued with us being shown the birds and getting a chance to fly,hold and get some photos with them. There was also a racoon which had been rescued by Lucy when it was rejected by its mother.

This is a day I would reccommend to anybody with an interest in birds of prey.

Thank Prop3-12
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Wow! Such a brilliant day out!
On arrival, we were given a very warm welcome and made to feel at home immediately. Barry and Lucy's love and affection for the birds was evident from the start; it was really heart-warming to see.
We got the chance to learn all about the different birds as well as to hold and fly them - not an experience you have every day! In addition, we got some incredible photos to take home and share with family and friends.
The experience is situated in a beautiful area seemingly in the middle of nowhere. I would recommend taking something warm with you as it got quite cold (We went at the end of October though so didn't expect much else).
It was a good 3 hour journey for us and worth every minute of the travelling. I would definitely go again!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an experience not to be missed and I can't recommend it enough! You are made to feel right at home with Barry and Luce in the Welsh Hills and are given a glimpse of their lives caring for their magnificent feathered friends. Rather than having that commercial feel, Falconry Experience Wales is committed to conservation and education, you are really shown the love Barry and Luce have for their birds. The information they provide is in depth and I learnt so much from them both that day. The range of birds flown that day and time spent interacting with them was fantastic. I will definitely be making another visit here in the future! A 5* day out!
Chris (7.10.13)

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went to this place situated in the middle of nowehere last weekend. We had a very warm welcome from Barry & Lucy and started the morning with a cup of tea and look around. In doing so we found a racoon Lucy had rescued when it was rejected by it's mother which was a nice surprise to find other animals than birds.
The knowledge of the birds both had was amazing and never came across a question that they couldn't answer. It was a nice day weather-wise which really helped as you are outside all day. You get to handle the birds and learn all about them throughout the day which went on for an hour longer than scheduled.
The setiing is ideallic with the only motor heard all day from a helicopter flying overhead. It was a great day and after having learned a lot and had a lot of fresh air we were happy to get home and relax. Would reccommend to anyone who has an interest in wild birds. You don't need to handle them as you can just get close and photograph if having them fly near you is not your cup of tea.

Thank M1LLIE
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

What an excellent day out. The owners Barry & Luce so obviously love the raptors and thier job and put information across in a really enjoyable & friendly way. Great to handle such a variety of birds and to see thier wild cousins around too! We will definately be taking other family members there and going again. Fantastic experience. Have been to other centres where you get much less time handling the birds.

Thank Robin P
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