Meet amazing birds of prey and see them soar…
Forest Barn Falconry is based at Littledean, a short drive from the hotel and offers our guests the exhilarating opportunity to get up close and personal to handle and fly their magnificent birds of prey.
The falconry experiences teach the basic skills and techniques of this ancient and highly skilled sport in a stunning rural setting on the edge of the forest.
The Experiences available:
INTRODUCTION TO FALCONRY (duration 1 hour)
This is a fun and interactive handling session which allows you to get up close and personal with their birds of prey on your fist. Whilst you won’t fly the birds, you will, with the guidance of their expert falconer, Mark, handle and get to know more about these wonderful birds.
HALF DAY FALCONRY EXPERIENCE (duration 3 hours)
This half day Falconry Experience enables you to be at close range with their amazing birds of prey. Under the strict guidance of expert falconer Mark, you will handle and fly the birds — all whilst learning more about each of the individual birds. A great gift for anyone. Pre-booking essential.
Height restriction — 1.2mtr (4ft). Children aged 8 -16 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult (one adult per child). Birds usually used in this half day are: Kestrel, Barn Owl and Harris Hawk (subject to change).
More information and prices of each experience can be found at: www.forestbarnholidays.co.uk/falconryexperience
Forest Barn Falconry offers Speech House Hotel guests a special 10% discount on both experiences. Ask at Reception for details and how to book.
Dear Speech House Friends.
It is with great sadness that we have decided to close the hotel until further notice.
We cannot estimate when we are likely to reopen but will do so as soon as the Government indicates that it will be safe to do so.
If you have a reservation for accommodation or a function before May 31st we hope that we will be move your booking to a later date in the year. We say May 31st but obviously that may be too optimistic.
You will be able to contact us by e mail ( email@example.com ) if you do not receive an answer on the phone 01594 822607. We are planning to man the office during limited hours of the day.
We would like to thank all of you for your custom and support over the years and hope that it will not be too long before we can welcome you to The Speech House Hotel.
Best wishes and good luck in the months ahead.
Peter and Gill Hands