Experience days:

Here at the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy we offer a wide range of experience days. Whatever your level of knowledge, ability or fascination for birds of prey, there is something for everyone. From owl lovers and bird enthusiasts, to those who are looking for the chance to see these magnificent birds flying and hunting in the surrounding countryside.

Whether you are treating yourself, or buying a gift for a friend or loved one, you’ll have a great time with us at Imperial. Our team of staff will guide you through an exciting day of hands on experience with our birds ranging from owls, to vultures and eagles! Our informative days will allow you to witness different aspects of bird handling, flight, habitat and husbandry, making sure that your day will be an experience you’ll never forget.

All of our experiences can be purchased online and our vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.


Please take the time to view all of our experiences and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.

Please note: All of our vouchers are now sent via email within 24 hours so keep an eye out for them and always check your spam boxes!

The One Hour Experience

A one hour expericne at Imperial.

A great taster experience and first insight into the world of birds of prey.



The Owl Encounter Experience

Are you or someone you know crazy about owls?

 If so then this is the experience for you!



The Half day Experience

Our best selling experience day!

The half day experience is a great opportunity to meet and fly an array of different birds.



The Ultimate experience

This Experience is new to Christmas 2017!

With the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy and Snakes Alive Ltd coming together for the Ultimate experince day!



Photography workshops

Open to all levels of photography. An excellent and unique opportunity to photograph our birds doing what they do best.

Outdoor and studio days available.



Terms and conditions

All of our experience days are weather permitting and Imperial reserve the right to cancel experience days if the weather conditions are unsuitable for flying.

We pride ourselves on our amazing experience days, the only thing we can’t control is the weather! If the weather is looking bad on the day, we will call you on the contact number provided to us. (This could be as early as 9am on the day of your experience so please keep your phones on!)


If you are worried about your experience day not going ahead as planned, you can always call us on the office phone and someone will be happy to speak with you. If your day is cancelled due to weather, we will re-book you onto the earliest convenient slot, this can be whenever is best for you.


Please remember that weekends are always best booked as far in advance as possible!


We ask that all participants please let us know in advance if there are any medical conditions or disabilities that we may need to be aware of. (Barleylands has full disabled access and we can accommodate for most medical conditions on our experience days). We will always have client safety in mind during all activities. 

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