Half Day Flying Experience
Children (5-16) £30*
Family (2+2) £199
- 2.5 hours of flying
- 4 different species of birds
- Entry into The National Botanic Garden of Wales
- Entry into The British Bird of Prey Centre & 3 flying displays
- 100% Private
*Under 5's fly free of charge. All children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
When you arrive at the National Botanic Garden of Wales for your Half Day experience you can look forward to flying 4 of our different species of Birds of Prey and Owls. Other than a little guidance from a qualified falconer, it’s all about you flying the birds yourself.
Whether you are 2 or 92 you can be part of the fun. All of our birds are super friendly.
After you’ve got over the initial ‘wow’ of how amazing the gardens are where you will be flying, your personal falconer will get you all checked in ready to fly!
We’ll then introduce you to each bird in turn so you know who you’ll be flying. Our native bird of prey package includes flying a Kestrel, a Red Kite, a Buzzard and an owl. You’ll be flying from 9am until 11.30am and as it’s your family adventure, you decide how fast and how far you walk.
Your qualified falconer will guide you on your tour around the gardens, whilst the birds are never more than a few metres away, above your head. You can call them down to your glove as often as you like, so that you can experience their different styles of flight and get to know their different personalities.
Your experience also includes entrance into the centre so you will be able to meet all of our birds, see them in their houses and watch our amazing flying displays.
The unique personality of each bird shines through more and more as you spend time with them. You’ll never want to say goodbye.
After you've flown the birds yourself and watched our first display you will be ready for a cup of tea or coffee or a soft drink in the cafe, where you can decide who was your favourite!
Make sure you bring your camera to get as many photos as you can with your new friends.
(Maximum 10 people per session)
Owl Flying 1.30pm
Red Kite Flying 3.30pm
These sessions take place on our flying ground and you will be given a glove and take it in turns to have the owl or kite fly to your gloved hand. Bring your camera, this is definitely a photo opportunity!
*There are no age restrictions on our group flying experiences. The birds are safe for all ages so if you are brave enough to have a go then you can do.
"Incredible experience - We watched the team fly the birds of prey today and it was by far the best one I have ever seen"
07-H-L-07 - TripAdvisor
"Best New Attraction 2018 - WOW. That's the only word to describe how amazing this place is"
Ben B - TripAdvisor