There is something
quite magical about witnessing the delight on the face
of a child when they interact with any animal but particularly
with something as enigmatic as an owl.
In common with all of our falconry experiences participants
may find themselves part of a small group. As the predicted
duration for this session is ½ an hour with most
groups numbering more than a couple of participants we
tend to allocate slightly longer to give as much hands-on
and flying time for the children as possible.
When the flying is over we return to the aviary complex
and weathering lawn where the rest of our collection
of trained birds of prey is located. Here we like to
introduce our guests to one of the “big boys” of
the falconry centre collection, like the aforementioned
eagle owl, and when their mood allows (!) we will often
let the children have a go at holding one on their glove.
The good news for parents, guardians and relatives is
that this session includes a Single Spectator place for
a supervising adult to attend the experience. You might
not get hands-on with the birds but there will be plenty
of opportunities for you to record the session through
video and photographs.