Our temporary opening times

10am until 3.30pm every day. Entry price £5 per adult, £3.50 children 5-16yrs, under 5's free.

Government Covid 19 guidance being followed for the safety of visitors and staff.

Falconer for a Day

Falconer for a Day

Price for one person £100

Each extra person £50

(Children under 16yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult of whom there is no charge but does not take an active part aside from being able to take photos.)

Falconer for the Day Experience is only available between October and April.

To Book

01983 716556

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Spend the day shadowing a professional falconer in a beautiful corner of the Isle of Wight at our bird of prey centre, learning handling, flying, and everything there is to know about these beautiful birds!

For a truly in-depth, educational and exciting introduction to the world of professional falconry, look no further than the Falconer for a Day Experience on the Isle of Wight. Lead by Lantra qualified falconers, you'll spend a day learning the history of falconry and the skills involved with bird of prey flying; the perfect experience gift for bird of prey lovers!

Located in the grounds of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, the day begins at 10am and ends at 3pm, and during the full day you are guaranteed to get a thorough introduction to the life of a falconer when you are greeted by the instructor and receive a briefing on what the day ahead will involve. You'll be introduced to a variety of beautiful birds, with the centre housing over 50 birds from 21 species. You'll shadow the expert falconers and learn the traditional falconer's knot, the proper handling techniques of the birds, how to safely fly them from your gauntlet glove, and much more. You'll even get a chance to help train them in various manoeuvres! By the end of the session you'll have spent a wonderful day in the countryside, coming away with an increased appreciation for these magnificent creatures.

The Falconer for a Day Experience really does make a great day out for bird of prey enthusiasts, and is the perfect combination of education and entertainment for a simply unforgettable experience. If you know anyone who appreciates the strength and beauty of raptors, or who is fascinated by all things natural, this full day falconry experience is the perfect gift.