This is your opportunity to handle and fly majestic birds of prey in a traditional falconry setting. From the weatherings on the lawn to the woodlands that surround us here at Peckforton Castle, join us on a journey through the world of falconry. Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles are just some of the magnificent raptors we have to offer – all predators at the very top of their evolutionary food chain. This is your chance to come face to face with one of the finest collection of birds of prey in the country, and take flight. 


Maximum Participants: 6 People

Session Duration: Between 1 hour & 1 hour 30 minutes

Price: £50.00 Per Person

Age Limit: 12 years and over

On arrival you will be greeted by one of the falconers who will give you a quick guide around our collection of raptors and owls. You will then be given a glove and shown how to fly the birds to your very own fist in the perfect setting, to enter the world of raptor husbandry.

During your time with us you will get the opportunity to fly a range of different species, from our collection of owls, hawks, buzzards, kites, falcons and vultures.

From start to finish you will be in the thick of the action whilst the falconer guides and educates you in all aspects of the raptor world.


Age Limit: 16 and over

Maximum Participants: 2 People

Session Duration: 1 1/2 to 2 Hours

Price: £70.00 Per Person

To welcome you into the world of falconry you will begin with a handling session, flying a few of the smaller species to perfect the way in which we work the birds to our gloved hand.

After which you have the opportunity to get up close and personal and fly our magnificent eagles, experiencing the power and grace of these noble creatures.

The falconers will guide you through your fantastic experience and answer any questions you may have to cover all aspects of the king of sports and the sport of kings. 


Age limit: 5 years and upwards

Maximum participants: family of 4

Session duration: 1 hour

Price: £115.00

Bring the whole family along to experience the thrill of having a bird of prey flying to their gloved hand. Spend an hour with us at the Castle and enjoy some of the birds from our magnificent collection.

We incorporate a number of different birds into the session and will accommodate children as young as 5 years. The entire family will get up close and personal to guarantee a memorable session.

The encounter entails 2 adults and 2 children to take part and get hands on with our birds, but more can be added for a small additional fee.