EXPERIENCE DAYS - Huxleys Birds Of Prey Centre

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Hawking days

Our hawking days are designed to give you the experience of hawking in the true sence. The day begins at the centre at 10am with a hot beverage. we then head out to one of our locations with over 2000 acres of private woodland and fields. Here we have a brief talk and insight into hawking and falconry, also answering any questions you may have. Then its out into the woodlands and fields with a team of Hawks. We give you the opportunity to hold a bird, have a bird fly to you.. and also watch these magnificent birds do what they do best.. hunt.. now were not saying we will definatly catch something.. but you never know.
Then we head back to the centre for a spot of lunch and refresh.. then its back out to another location for the afternoon with the birds. Please note this experience day is age 16 and upwards. It can be alot of walking so come prepared.

Price: £150.00 per Person
Maximum of 4 people unless otherwise requested

Raptor Days

This day is our most popular experience and gives the opportunity to be hands on with a range of birds. The day begins at 10am when you will be met with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee, that you can enjoy whilst handling some of our beautiful owls. This is then followed by the wonderful experience of spending time with a Harris Hawk whilst walking through the beautiful Sussex countryside (considered by most as the highlight of the day). After returning to the centre a lunch will be provided and you will have the chance to wander around the centre and see the wide collection of birds here. The rest of the afternoon will be spent on the lawn during our flying display in which you will be greatly involved by helping us fly the birds for the public. The day will end at 4pm.

Price: £140.00 per person

Maximum of 4 people unless otherwise requested

Owl and Raptor Afternoons

This afternoon is tailored for the bird of prey lover, and owl lover and will give you the rare opportunity to spend the daylight hours with these elusive birds of prey. Huxley’s has a wonderful selection of different owl species, from the tiny to the large and almost everything in between. During the afternoon you learn all about how owls hunt, fly and their habitats as well as getting the opportunity to get up close and personal with our friendliest residents! Later in the afternoon you will get the chance to spend time on the lawn flying these beautiful creatures.
This also gives you the chance to fly a range of birds during our display and learn about all the birds we have here at the centre, with the chance to get close to eagles, buzzards, hawks and falcons!

Price: £95 per person

Maximum of 2 people unless otherwise requested.

Hawk Walk

This is designed for people who would like to fly a hawk in more natural surroundings. Our Harris Hawks are happy to fly to your hand whilst walking through some beautiful Sussex countryside. The Harris Hawks particularly love this part of the job and if you’re lucky you might get the opportunity to see a hunt in action! All you need to do is wear suitable clothing and footwear and come ready to have an enjoyable time.

Price: £95 per person

Maximum of 2 people unless otherwise requested.

Photographic Workshop

Photographic workshops are proving to be very popular and are a rare opportunity to capture the wonder of raptors on film. We can offer groups the chance to photograph a variety of birds including Peregrine Falcons, Eagles, Buzzards and various species of Owl . We are happy to bring birds out onto our lawn where they can be settled on a perch while you search for the perfect pose.
Huxley’s is also well known for its garden and there are many rare tropical specimens, including Thunbergias and Bananas. Tea or coffee and biscuits are provided and there is a pub close by which provides excellent lunches.

If you think your group might be interested please get in touch with us, by email, phone or come and see us. (CONTACT US)
We would be pleased to discuss your requirements as the workshops can be flexible to meet your needs.

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