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.