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Owl and Hawk Half Day Flying Experience

Porlock, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Catherine

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Situated within the Exmoor National Park, just five miles west of Minehead, guests can participate in flying these amazing iconic birds to their gloved hand. We are a very small business providing a high quality owl and bird of prey activity for all our visitors. During our Half Day Owl & Hawk Experience - guests will arrive at 10am and will be welcomed by Cathy and/or Rod. They will then be shown into the Wildlife and Owl Garden, to wander around, and discuss the owls with Rod. During the half day they will be able to fly 6 owls and hawks to their gloved hands, both in the 15 century barn and outside in the fields. Each bird has its own individual personality and special 'hunting' techniques, and these are demonstrated throughout the morning, from the small owls to the large eagle owls and Harris hawks. The experience will finish with a cake and refreshments, or cream tea in the landscaped gardens or the Hall Dining Room. The environment and wildlife conservation is an important theme that runs through the ethos of Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre. The whole experience will last approx 2.5hrs.
Other things to note
If you are arriving by car please park in our field car park, then walk down the lane past the Chapel for 50m and enter the Front Garden gate to the house.
Situated within the Exmoor National Park, just five miles west of Minehead, guests can participate in flying these amazing iconic birds to their gloved hand. We are a very small business providing a high quality owl and bird of prey activity for all our visitors. During our Half Day Owl & Hawk Experience - guests will arrive at 10am and will be welcomed by Cathy and/or Rod. They will then be shown into the Wildlife and Owl Garden, to wander ar…

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What's included

  • Food
    Delicious cakes or Exmoor Cream Teas provided.
  • Drinks
    Teas, herbal teas, coffees, soft drinks, organic drinks, (and no plastic bo...
  • Equipment
    You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing for the time of year, but w...
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Mon, Jan 18
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Tue, Jan 19
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$78 per person
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Wed, Jan 20
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$78 per person
$78 per person

Meet your host, Catherine

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 21 Reviews
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We have been arranging and hosting experiences from our 15th Century farmhouse and grounds for over twenty years. Rod and I provide immersive interactive experiences with our unique collection of flown owls to the gloved hand of individuals or small group clientele. We welcome guests from all over the world, and give them a personalised experience to provide lasting lifetime memories. We work with our birds in a gentle way, through understanding their natural behaviour and using energy and trust based reward techniques. Many of our guests prefer to make a mini-break from their visit here to fully appreciate the relaxation and delights of our farmhouse and local area. Our B&B is a unique medieval farmhouse in a quiet and beautiful location and great to combine with a bird of prey flying experience!
We have been arranging and hosting experiences from our 15th Century farmhouse and grounds for over twenty years. Rod and I provide immersive interactive experiences with our unique collection of flown owls to the gloved hand of individuals or small group clientele. We welcome guests from all over the world, and give them a personalised experience to provide lasting lifetime memories. We work with our birds in a gentle way, through understanding their natural behaviour and using energy and…
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Where you'll be

Our experience will take place in the grounds of our 600 year old farmstead, surrounded by wonderful woods and countryside. You will visit the Wildlife and Owl Garden, fly birds in the open field with our large duck pond and waterfall, be taken into the ancient barn which formed the original 'kitchen' to the Manor House, and enjoy your cream tea in our newly landscaped garden, and dining hall.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Si
December 2020
I wasn't sure what to expect, maybe hold a couple of owls and a hawk if I was lucky and watch them fly about a bit. I was wrong and we got so much more. We hand fed and handled 3 owls, a buzzard, a Harris hawk and a kestrel. We essentially had them flying to and fro between us and watching them play. Each bird had its own clear personality and were a joy to interact with. The host taught us an awful lot and I am so happy to have had the experience with my partner. Hopefully will go again in the summer also.
I wasn't sure what to expect, maybe hold a couple of owls and a hawk if I was lucky and watch them fly about a bit. I was wrong and we got so much more. We hand fed and handled 3 o…
Julia
November 2020
This was an amazing experience learning about the owls and hawks from people who clearly love the work they do with these fantastic birds. We learned so much and it was a privilege to spend time with the birds 🦅 Absolutely recommend this to others - the time went so quickly but it was a truly memorable experience.
This was an amazing experience learning about the owls and hawks from people who clearly love the work they do with these fantastic birds. We learned so much and it was a privilege…
Caroline
October 2020
A lovely morning learning about owls and birds of prey- felt very lucky to handle a kestrel and a Harris hawk as well as owls. Rod was patient and explained everything that even my 8 year old understood. It was a nice touch to get tea and cake at the end!
A lovely morning learning about owls and birds of prey- felt very lucky to handle a kestrel and a Harris hawk as well as owls. Rod was patient and explained everything that even my…
Michael
October 2020
We had a very special day out here , it was a great surprise day out for my girlfriend on her birthday which she enjoyed. Would recommend to everyone.
Cory
March 2020
My partner and I loved this experience! It was a beautiful setting and a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly so many birds of prey from such knowledgable hosts! We really loved the interaction with the owls and learning more about them. We also enjoyed a wonderful cup of tea and scone afterwards, which was a lovely touch! Would definitely recommend
My partner and I loved this experience! It was a beautiful setting and a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly so many birds of prey from such knowledgable hosts! We really loved t…
Kirsten
October 2019
Flying with Owls and Hawks was a truely unique experience! You cannot come closer to these supperb animals ever. And Rod made it Special for all of us by giving us a very good idea of how these birds live, feast and behave. He made us feel safe and confident at all times. Cathy and Rod are great people, with a lot of heart for their animals, and their surrounding nature in general. The premises is beautifully located in the heart of North Somerset at Exmoor national park. More than wothwhile a visit! Book in advance, especially in the busy summer time.
Flying with Owls and Hawks was a truely unique experience! You cannot come closer to these supperb animals ever. And Rod made it Special for all of us by giving us a very good idea…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Suitable clothing and outdoor footwear.