Situated within the Exmoor National Park, just five miles west of Minehead, guests can participate in flying these amazing iconic birds to their gloved hand. We are a very small business providing a high quality owl and bird of prey activity for all our visitors. During our Half Day Owl & Hawk Experience - guests will arrive at 10am and will be welcomed by Cathy and/or Rod. They will then be shown into the Wildlife and Owl Garden, to wander around, and discuss the owls with Rod. During the half day they will be able to fly 6 owls and hawks to their gloved hands, both in the 15 century barn and outside in the fields. Each bird has its own individual personality and special 'hunting' techniques, and these are demonstrated throughout the morning, from the small owls to the large eagle owls and Harris hawks. The experience will finish with a cake and refreshments, or cream tea in the landscaped gardens or the Hall Dining Room. The environment and wildlife conservation is an important theme that runs through the ethos of Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre. The whole experience will last approx 2.5hrs.
I have been arranging and hosting experiences from our 15th Century farmhouse and grounds for over twenty years. Together with my partner Rod we provide immersive interactive experiences with our unique collection of flown owls to the gloved hand of individuals or small group clientele. We welcome guests from all over the world, and give them a personalised experience to provide lasting lifetime memories. We work with our birds in a gentle way, through understanding their natural behaviour and using energy and trust based reward techniques. They can also stay in our B&B farmhouse.
Delicious cakes or Exmoor Cream Teas provided.
Teas, herbal teas, coffees, soft drinks, organic drinks, (and no plastic bottles!)
You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing for the time of year, but we will provide falconry gloves and bags.
Our experience will take place in the grounds of our 600 year old farmstead, surrounded by wonderful woods and countryside. You will visit the Wildlife and Owl Garden, fly birds in the open field with our large duck pond and waterfall, be taken into the ancient barn which formed the original 'kitchen' to the Manor House, and enjoy your cream tea in our newly landscaped garden, and dining hall.
If you are arriving by car please park in our field car park, then walk down the lane past the Chapel for 50m and enter the Front Garden gate to the house.