One hour experience:

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A great introduction to the world of falconry! whether an enthusiast or someone who has never experienced birds of prey, our hour experience will give you the chance to handle and fly our birds up close and personal making your encounter truly memorable.

Upon your arrival to the centre, your experience will begin with an introduction to one of our falconers who'll provide you with a safety talk. You will then meet and greet some of the birds and learn about their equipment, habitat and diet. You will then have the opportunity to fly one of these magnificent birds to the fist!

Our one hour experience's take place throughout the year.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

This experience can be purchased as a gift voucher that is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

All equipment will be provided for your experience, but please remember to bring some suitable clothing and footwear according to the time of year.

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 10-11am


£29 per person

£7.50 per non-participating guest


Is distance an issue? Owl Encounters are also available from our friends in Maidstone, Kent. Check their website:



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!


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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