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Flying Experiences

The Centre is now open again for you to visit daily and we are taking bookings for our private experiences 
We thank you all for your patience and support.
All gift vouchers will be automatically extended by a year to allow everyone the chance to book in and use them. Follow the 'book now' link below and use the code on your voucher to redeem 

Half Day Flying Experience

                                                                  

Adults £75

Children (5-16) £30* 

Family (2+2) £199

Experiences include:

  • 2.5 hours of flying
  • 9am - 11.30am
  • 4 different species of birds
  • Entry into the National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Entry into The British Bird of Prey Centre & flying displays
  • 100% Private
Half Day Flying Experience

Family Owl Encounter

Adults £50

Children (5-16) £25*

Experiences include:

  • 1.5 hours of flying
  • 9am - 10:30am 
  • different species of owls 
  • Entry into the National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Entry into The British Bird of Prey Centre & flying displays
  • 100% Private

*Under 5's fly free of charge. All children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Family Owl Encounter

Hawk Walk

Adults £50

Children (5-16) £25*

Experiences include:

  • 1.5 hours of flying
  • 9am - 10:30am 
  • Fly the Harris Hawk who started it all, Mally!
  • Entry into the National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Entry into The British Bird of Prey Centre & 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 experience you can look forward to flying a range of 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 trained by us so we know they are super friendly.

On the day you will be given special directions through a private entrance into the gardens and an exclusive behind the scenes insight into The British Bird of Prey Centre.

We’ll then give you a glove and introduce you to each bird in turn so you know who you’ll be flying. 

You’ll be flying each bird, one after the other, 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 flying free never more than a few metres away. 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 British Bird of Prey Centre so you will be able to meet all of our other 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.

 

Group Flying Experiences

No pre-booking required but gift vouchers are available to buy below

Adults £22

Children £17

Experiences include:

  • 30 minutes flying
  • Fly either an owl or a Red Kite
  • Entry into the National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Entry into The British Bird of Prey Centre & 3 flying displays

(Maximum 10 people per session)

*Sessions are £10 on the day once you have purchased your entry tickets separately

Group Flying Experiences

Owl Flying 12.30pm

Red Kite Flying 1.30pm

These sessions take place every day 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. They are a really good opportunity to try your hand at something new and exciting. 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.

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SUPPORT US THOUGH COVID-19

Whilst we are excited to be able to reopen safely, our temporary closure has had a huge impact on us. In order for us to continue caring for our birds in these challenging times we need your support now more than ever. We are asking you to help us raise the money needed to secure the future of The British Bird of Prey Centre. We appreciate all of your support and if you are able to make a donation please see our options here

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