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We have been established since the year 2,000. Both Luce and Barry have a working background in Nature Conservation. But because of their passion for Birds of Prey decided to set up Falconry Experience Wales to give guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with Raptors. We run personal experiences rather than large groups unless a group session has been booked on a private basis. So that we can give guests a calm non rushed experience.

Pay for your experience via Paypal, you do not need a Paypal account.

One you have paid. Email us the full name of the recipient. To book a specific date please contact us to check the date is available.

Iolo Williams Raptor Days it is not possible to choose a specific date when paying via the web site. Please contact us to check we have spaces for your chosen date.

All of our experiences are run seven days a week from March – September.

All experiences run in the afternoon.

Due to our location the weather can effect the flying conditions for the birds. We are located on the side of a valley, around 500ft above sea level. The weather conditions that effect experiences are strong wind gusts, constant rain, heavy rain, showers and snow. We check the Met Office forecast regularly, but some times they get it wrong as this is a forecast and may change

We normally start the experience with an introduction to our birds eg what species and where they are found, we then cover the History of Falconry, Raptor Conservation Worldwide.

Then you get the opportunity to handle some of the birds eg European Eagle Owl, Ferruginous Buzzard, Kestrel, Long Eared Owl and Bald Eagle.

A short break for a Tea or Coffee

The the rest of the afternoon you get to fly a variety of birds eg, Harris Hawks, Barn Owl, Hawk Owl, African Spotted Eagle Owl, Bald Eagle, a Falconry Demonstration of a Peregrine Falcon.

Your spectators are every part of your group and spend the duration with you taking photographs and enjoying the scenery

Experiences are held at in a rural setting surrounded by Welsh Hills

We are not open to the general public. Visiting is strictly by appointment only. If you do not have a booking then please telephone or email falconryexperiencewales@gmail.com

We  have 4 eagles with us at the moment White Tailed Sea Eagle, Bald Eagle, Goldie x Steppe Eagle and Grey Chested Eagle Buzzard.  You will certainly have the opportunity to hold one and sometimes fly one of our Eagles.

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the weather of the day. No bright colours should be worn on the experience. Greens, Browns are preferable Pink, Reds, Blues definitely not

We encourage you to take photos of your experience. But not enclosures or site layout for security reasons.

we can tailor make an experience with very limited walking involved. Please phone us in advance of booking to discuss your requirements.

Strictly no dogs are allowed on our premises. This can cause stress to the birds

No we do not take our birds off site apart for filming projects

Our Birds are regarded as conservation ambassador’s for raptor conservation. They are respected as that of wild birds, therefore our team of Raptors are not presented as a poke and stroke experience. We give our raptors the opportunity to  to display natural behaviours in a natural environment  in the hills of Wales for instance our Red Kites will interact with our resident wild kites soaring for up to an hour before returning. The bond between us the birds  and their home is very strong, which allows the birds to fly at liberty.

Our Gift Vouchers are normally valid for 12 months. At the moment due to the Covid situation Gift Vouchers are valid for 18 months

Refunds for vouchers cannot be given. You may pass the voucher onto a third party as a gift or resell the voucher as long as you inform Falconry Experience Wales.

Yes the min age is 7 years for our Family or Junior Bird of Prey Experience.

Unfortunately due to the layout of the ground it can be difficult for wheelchairs

Toilet and washroom are normally up a flight of stairs. During 2021 we will have a portable toilet and washroom available.

We find the best time is from Mid August onwards. During the Spring and early summer months our Red Kites are moulting so need rest.