Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre
Courses run at the centre

Courses available at Rutland Falconry & Owl Centre

The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre is able to offer you the opportunity to experience a range of different interactive, age appropriate courses which vary in content and duration.

Numbers will, by the very nature of the 'hands on' experience , be restricted and may be dependant upon prevailing weather conditions.

Pre booking is required ~ it avoids disappointment.
Deposits are non-refundable on all Bookings.

Hawk and Owl walks available.
Hawk and Owl walks available.
2 Hour Hawk or Owl Experience


During a Welcome meeting, you will be invited to choose (with guidance) a Bird of Prey to spend time with during your Owl or Hawk Experience from a selection resident at RFOC.

Time is allocated for you to get to know your chosen Bird of Prey and for the Bird to get to know you.

You will receive instruction on handling a Bird of Prey while some information about the species is offered.

Once Group members are comfortable holding their Bird of Prey, you will then walk along some of the woodland trails with the Bird on your glove.

At the Flying Field, you will be invited to sit and listen to a talk on the History of Falconry before returning to the Reception area. Where, further 1-2-1 time is yours before the Birds of Prey are returned to their blocks.

Weather conditions permitting, a Bird of Prey will be flown for your appreciation. After which, you will be Welcome to explore the RFOC and look again at the collection of Owls, Hawks, Falcons, Buzzards, Eagles and Vultures.


Should you wish to bring your own group, please discuss with Chris at the booking stage.
Thank you.


  • 2 hour Hawk or Owl Experience ~ 65.00 per person

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Hands on days available
Introductory Hands On Day or Half Day Course


An unforgettable experience where the programmes have been specifically designed for those wishing to experience the opportunity to handle and fly a variety of different birds of prey to the glove.

Suitable for a variety of ages and abilities from the novice to those more experienced in falconry.


  • Full day ~ 130.00 per person
  • Half day ~ 75.00 per person

Fly Birds of Prey at Burley Bushes Exton.

The programme for the day has been specifically designed for those who wish to experience being closer to the birds of prey.

  • Learn how to handle the birds of prey
  • Join the favoured 'Hawk Walk' (substantial footwear reccomended)
  • Learn how to fly, then actually fly some of the resident birds of prey to the glove.

Hawks Falcons Eagles Owls Vultures
These are experiences you will never forget!

Pre-course bookings are essential and avoid disappointment.

While we make every effort to accommodate your preferred date, participation on courses must be taken up within six months of receipt of your application form.

Course members may be accompanied by one fee paying adult by prior arrangement. (photographic restrictions apply).

Lunchtime options may also be arranged on your behalf should you wish.

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Containing most aspects of the full day Course, instruction will be given regarding handling Birds of Prey.

However, time constraints will impact upon the actual 1-2-1 time available with different Birds of Prey.

The Course is designed as an Introduction ~ where the participants will enjoy a memorable, hands-on experience in the Ancient Art of Falconry.

Please ask for additional details.



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Barn Owls at Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre.
The Barn Owl Experience

Another exhilarating 'Hands On' learning experience with tuition from our resident Falconer ~ this time with a very special little Bird of Prey who you will remember for a very long time to come.

The Barn Owl is part of what legends are made of, their haunting beauty is undeniable.
To find out more about one of Britain's most precious Birds of Prey, please click on the link below.

The Cost of this Experience is 45.00 per person

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Party at the Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre
Bring your party to us


Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre invite you to celebrate your special occasion set within unique surroundings ~ designed with you in mind.

To ensure that your occasion is a truly memorable one for you and your party ~ please talk to us at the time of Booking about possible options and the availability of different facilities at RFOC
for your Celebrations.


Please contact direct Chris on : 07778 152 814



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corporate events at Rutland Falconry & Owl Centre
Corporate events in the great outdoors


The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre is home to a superb collection of Birds of Prey set within 42 acres of Ancient Woodland. It is the perfect venue for your Corporate Event.

Group and individual interactive options at RFOC offers the potential to incorporate additional Team Building opportunities designed to meet your specific needs.
Create an extensive photographic record of your day ~ it will be a truly memorable experience.

A covered area and refreshment options are available on site.

Please talk to us in advance about your group aims and objectives.
We are happy to suggest or organise some additional alternatives which will add to the success and enjoyment of your day should you so wish.




Photo Day with Birds of Prey and Leopards



Offering participants the opportunity to enhance their photographic skills.

Group Members are offered the opportunity to photograph the resident Birds of Prey at RFOC. In addition to the Birds of Prey, participants will experience the art of photography when considering the rescued leopards and serval cat who enjoy their home at the Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary.

Group Members are limited to 10 (max), to ensure that one-to-one support is available on differing aspects of photography it also enables individual participants to secure advantageous camera positions.

For only 110.00 per person with Free Parking on site, the Photographic Group are able to gather at RFOC from 10.00am.

Participants are invited to join a Welcome meeting at 10.30am which is accompanied by a hot drink prior to moving off on a Guided Tour of RFOC through the 42 acres of Ancient Woodland where photographic opportunities abound !

For your own safety, Health and Safety precautions are adhered to during your stay in line with RFOC licencing requirements.
Group members are encouraged to bring a packed lunch as catering facilities are limited on site.

Photographic tuition and advice is available throughout your Day. The morning is centred around the Birds of Prey while the afternoon
is focused upon the Sanctuary and the Leopards.
The day is brought to a close at 4.00pm ~
earlier should the light fade and prove unfit for purpose.

Watch this space for the 2017 ... Photo Days with Birds of Prey and Big Cat dates.

You can secure your place on one of our Photo Days or purchase a gift voucher for someone special directly via the link below.


http://www.bigcatphotography.co.uk/rutland-falconry-and-owl-centre