Come and join us amongst the beautiful Lancashire Countryside for an up close encounter handling and flying Birds of Prey in their natural habitat. With access to over 300 acres of agricultural farmland which provides stunning views over miles and miles of rural landscapes, with an abundance of wildlife here for you to enjoy. It is hard to imagine a better place in which you could experience the thrills and captivating moments as a Bird swoops in and lands magnificently onto your glove.
During the experience you will be given ample opportunities to take photographs whilst handling and flying the Birds.
This is the perfect introduction for adults and children to experience the art of falconry. The Hawks will ''Follow On'' flying tree to tree and across the fields whilst returning with ease to your raised gloved hand for their reward, as we take a leisurely stroll through the Lancashire Countryside.
On arrival you will be introduced to the birds that you will be flying and taught a few essential skills needed to handle these magnificent creatures before they take to the wing.
Upon purchasing any experience with us we will send you a voucher, please confirm via email your chosen recipient.
Approx 1 1/2 hours duration.
£28.00 Children (under 14)
Spectator vouchers are for those who would like to accompany the participant on their experience. This is a great way of getting close to the action without handling and flying the birds yourself. You can take photographs or video of the participant throughout the session,"It’s like having your own private flying demonstration when you spectate".
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Spectator places can only be purchased and used in conjunction with a valid participants voucher. Spectator's must be 14 years or older.
What To Wear
Comfy footwear is a must! We’ve seen our fair share of flip flops, heels and sandals of all descriptions during our experience days, which – although very nice to look at -tend to look a little “rugged” (feet included) by the end of your time with us! Best to stick with walking boots in the summer months and most definitely walking boots or wellies during the winter months when everything becomes a little wet and muddy. Sensible outdoor clothing is advised so please come armed for the English weather and bring layers / waterproofs if necessary. We’ll provide the tea and biscuits!
Terms and Conditions
We can cater for a maximum of 6 experience day guests within your group, althogh we do try and keep this to 4 to ensure you get the best experience possible. All of our vouchers can be purchased online and will be sent out to the customer as soon as payment is received.
Our experience day vouchers are non-refundable and there is an age limit of 14 years old for any person that will actually be flying the birds of prey. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an full paying adult.
*** PLEASE NOTE *** Once payment has been received, a voucher pack will be sent by post to the shipping address given on your order. Any experiences purchased through our "special offer's" will be supplied as e-vouchers. Recipients must then call 01772 323145 to book a date and time to have their experience with us, these can be made for any day of the week, Monday through to Sunday.
There is no diary system on this website so If you have a specific date in mind and it’s essential that you do your experience day on a particular date, please call or email us to check the date is available BEFORE you purchase the voucher online. We cannot issue refunds and we can get booked up on weekends and during the summer months so it is best to confirm the date prior to purchasing the voucher to avoid disappointment.
If you wish to pay by cheque: please make the cheque payable to Cuerden Birds of Prey Limited and post to the following address: 32 Schoolfield, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8BJ with a covering letter stating your name, contact number and preferably an email address which we can contact you on and which experience day / guest pass the cheque is for. Upon receiving this, a voucher pack will be sent to you as normal.
Experience days are weather permitting and Cuerden Birds of Prey reserve the right to cancel experience days if the conditions are unsuitable on the day. We will do everything we can to go ahead with all of our bookings and will let you know by phone or email if we do need to cancel – this may be on the actual day of the experience due to our very British and unpredictable weather! If you are in any doubt as to whether your experience day is going ahead, you can call us on 01772 323145 and we can give you confirmation on the day. In the event of a cancellation, we will re-book you onto the next available date. All of our vouchers are valid for 1 year from the date of issue and should be used within this time period. If the date expires on the voucher, you will have to pay a £20 cancellation fee to cover the admin costs of getting a new voucher sent out to you. Please let us know in advance if the person doing the experience day with us has any medical conditions or disabilities that we may need to be aware of to make sure we accommodate them.