We offer full and half day experiences, flying our small collection of raptors, in the stunning grounds of Herstmonceux castle. On your full or half day, you will get to fly owls, hawks, falcons, and kites these days are very hands on right from the start!
We will take Ash or Cedar or maybe both on a Hawk walk through some glorious woodland, watching there amazing reactions as they weave there way around the trees to land on your gloved hand. Then we may take Halo our Barn owl out, we will head for some long grass to put him in a very natural setting, where you can see him float around just feet above the long grass, perfect for the camera as he has a soft and slow flight style. If we have a breeze blowing, we will fly the Kestrel (Millly) and marvel as she hovers just above our heads, for her reward. Our long eared owl (Bramble) loves to fly in the woodland, and she brings it alive with her silent flights. Blade the Peregrine falcon can often be seen high in the sky, then coming in fast to a swung lure, this is the fastest animal on the planet!. Makeda the Lanner falcon will show off her agility skills, catching food in the air, or maybe we can can show you how we keep our birds fit, this will involve putting a Quadcopter into the sky, with a well garnished lure hanging below. We receive phone calls from the Red Arrows when Eastbourne air show is on, asking to fly through our air space how cool is that.Our new additions are our lovely kites, we take these out together!! Kimberley an Keanu will amaze! Last but not least, we can fly our eagle owl (Savannah), a very impressive owl.
These experiences are run all year, not in a busy centre, but, located in the stunning grounds at Herstmonceux castle. You will not be part of a large group, max four participants on any one day. You will be guided by Gerard or Gemma, Not a volunteer. So come and fly our private collection of raptors, learn all about hawks, owls, falcons, kites and wildlife as you go on an experience like no other.
On a half day you fly at least one hawk, one owl and a falcon.
On a full day you will get to fly at least six of the above raptors.
These make the perfect gift, or treat yourself. Vouchers are Valid for 12 months – On receiving your voucher all you need to do next is contact Gerard or Gemma.
Hot and cold drinks are provided, We recommend a pack lunch on the Full day.