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EXPERIENCES

Enter a land of adventure where eagles soar, hawks swoop and owls stalk.

Here at Sharandys Birds of Prey, we pride ourselves on running exclusive, one-2-one Experience Days and Courses for that PERSONAL Bird of Prey Experience.

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EXPERIENCE DAYS

See our birds of prey up close and personal with our one-2-one experiences

Here at Sharandys Birds of Prey, we pride ourselves on running exclusive, one-2-one Experience Days and Courses for that PERSONAL Bird of Prey Experience (you will NOT be part of a group and we are NOT open to the public, so you can be assured of a private Bird of Prey Experience with us. Choose from one of our courses shown below and you will have a complete ‘Hands On’ experience, you will have the opportunity to handle, meet and fly these magnificent Birds of Prey.

  • Bird of Prey Experience

    With 30 Birds of Prey here at Sharandys, having a Bird of Prey Experience with us means you will spend time meeting and handling a large selection of Birds, even our Eagle called “Saxon”, You will have the opportunity to fly a Harris Hawk for yourself and also experience the power of a Falcon feeding from your glove.

    THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR EXPERIENCE

    All Experiences and Courses are run on a 'One 2 One' basis only!

  • Hawk Walk

    You will experience an unforgettable 50-60 minutes of wonder and exhilaration as the Hawk flies to and from you, demonstrating its mastery of the air, it’s thrilling manoeuvrability and its incredible speed. Minimum age of 10 years applies to this experience.

    £55.00 (for 2 people) BUY NOW

  • Hawk Walk Special

    We will set off across the beautiful open countryside. Your Falconer will coach you on how to release and call your hawk back. You will then experience an unforgettable 45 minutes of wonder and exhilaration as the Hawk flies to and from you, demonstrating its mastery of the air.

    £89.00 (for 2 people) BUY NOW

  • Owl Experience

    Owls have always been one of the most popular and well-loved of all Birds of Prey. This course allows you the opportunity to encounter some of these beautiful and majestic birds. We currently have twelve different species of Owl that you will have the opportunity to meet and fly here at Sharandys. This experience last for approx. 1 hour.

    £99.00 (for 2 people) BUY NOW

  • Falconer Experience

    With this Experience you will receive a brief but informative introduction to falconry and the Harris Hawks that you will be flying. These are the world's only social raptor and are perfectly suited to working with the public. You will then be immersed in the world of Falconry, carrying out duties including: Learning the Falconer’s knot, picking up and tethering a Hawk on your own AND MUCH MORE. (minimum age of 13 applies to this experience)

    £99.00 (for 2 people) BUY NOW

  • Falconry for Kids

    At Sharandys, we have decided to offer an opportunity for children to also enjoy the wonder of Birds of Prey. We now offer the wonderful chance for younger enthusiasts the experience the hands-on thrill of meeting these amazing and magnificent birds.

  • 5 Day Course

    This is a five-day Hawk Management course for complete novices and for those requiring more experience. It is designed to take you through all you need to know for owning your first Hawk or Owl.

  • Apprenticeships

    The Apprenticeship Scheme gives you the opportunity to attend Sharandys Birds of Prey on a regular basis over a 6-month period. This is based on 24 full day sessions (one per week). Days can be suited to your work or family commitments. You will work alongside the Sharandys team and gain valuable experience from professional Falconers at a private Falconry Centre.

  • Stoop to the Deluxe Day

    For the Ultimate Experience with us why not go that bit extra and join us for a full day, your day will involve meeting many of our Birds and holding them while we tell you all about the species, after that we break for a light lunch or Cream Tea, then we take you in to our hospital unit and show you what’s involved with our rescues and treatments, then you will be taught how to tether a Hawk for yourself and shown how we fly a Hawk free, but this time you will be flying the Hawk for yourself, our turn to come and watch!

What Happens Next

You will receive an email from us asking for the names for the voucher and your postal address, You will then receive your experience voucher through the post, Once the person/people have received their voucher then they have a full year in which to use it, All details and information about how to do this will be sent to you with the voucher.

DISPLAYS & VISITS

Why not give your event that something special by adding one of our custom displays

Sharandys Birds of Prey offers a full range of Bird of Prey Displays which includes Owls, Hawks and Falcons. We have many options and will accommodate your event where possible. You can choose from one of our biggest displays which includes 12 Birds right down to our smallest display with just 2 birds. To discuss your event and your requirements please call us and we will be happy to accommodate you any way we can and talk you through the many options.

CARE HOME VISITS

Here at Sharandys pride ourselves on 13 years’ experience visiting Care Homes and Hospices. We have a sympathetic understanding of Mental Health and Dementia, and over the years we have become very passionate about making it possible of the elderly to experience our wonderful Birds up close. We can visit your Lounge, visit individual rooms or both and we also have a very experienced Barn Owl called Breeze who will do an incredible flying display for you. If you would like us to come to your Care home or Hospice please contact us to discuss your requirements. We have found that people who suffer with Dementia and learning difficulties have also responded well to our visits.

SCHOOL VISITS

Since 2007 Sharandys has been fortunate in visiting some wonderful schools. We have seen a tremendous interest in Birds of Prey with Children and it is a real pleasure being invited to Schools to talk to the Children about all aspects of Birds of Prey and of course the wild ones.

Each visit will include a Talk, a fabulous flying display by Breeze our Barn Owl, we also offer the opportunity to dissect WILD Barn Owl pellets, using wild Barn Owl Pellets we can discover what these Owls naturally eat in the wild and we also include great information sheets so that they can identify what the Owl has eaten by the bones. Fully educational talk with a bit of fun included, and of course that wonderful sight of our free flying Barn Owl.

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WEDDING

Why not give your special day something unique and special by having our owl delivery your ring

At Sharandys Birds of Prey we can offer the chance to have a full  Bird of Prey Display, a Flying Display or for that special touch Have "Breeze" the Barn Owl fly into your wedding reception carrying your rings.

 

On demand Breeze will fly from the back of the church or Wedding Venue and deliver the rings to the person of your choice, she will then be called back and wait until the end of the ceremony where she will join you in your wedding photographs...

 

We are here to give your day an extra special touch, contact us to find out more about our packages.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

We all know they apply, find ours below in an easy to see place

1. All spectators visiting Sharandys Birds of Prey must be over the age of 10 years. (Excluding Falconry for Kids Experience).

 

2. All Experience Days and Courses are by appointment ONLY and on a one-to-one basis.

 

3. Whilst flying the Hawk (if applicable) you may at times have to walk through some mud which can be slippery. Please make us aware if you will have any difficulty with this, we can make alternative arrangements.

 

4. We are fully insured for Public Liability.

 

5. We are lovers of all animals but unfortunately we do not allow dogs on our premises.

 

6. All courses and Experience Days are weather dependent, wind, rain or extreme cold/heat will affect your visit, so we are happy to postpone to another date to allow your visit to be the best it can.

 

7. Sharandys Birds of Prey is completely private and we are not open to the public.

 

8. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

 

9. Any special requirements should be discussed with us prior to your arrival; we will endeavour to make your visit as special as possible.

 

10. Our Falconers are very experienced and they will supervise you at all times during the handling and flying of the birds. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you would like during your visit.

11. Please come with appropriate clothing. For wet weather, please bring waterproof clothing and relevant footwear. Remember, when flying the birds you will be walking through fields and the open countryside.

 

12. Unfortunately we are unable to refund any vouchers once purchased. Anyone that does not turn up for their Experience Day/Course will unfortunately not be offered another date.

 

13. Once we have received your payment and booking this will be considered “firm”. If however, for some extenuating reason the date needs to be changed we will require 24 hours’ notice prior to your visit. We will always help if we can!

 

Should the forecast be light showers we will be able to continue with your day, however if the weather forecast is for HIGH WINDS, HEAVY RAIN or EXTREME COLD/HEAT then please contact us the day before to confirm if the day will still be going ahead 01460 65445.

 

We kindly ask that you do not arrive before the time stated due to the preparation of the Birds.

 

Please may we remind you that although we handle our birds regularly and they appear to be tame, they are not, therefore we kindly request that all visitors do not touch any of the birds, unless a falconer permits you to do so. We would ask that all Falconers instructions are adhered to at all times.

 

We thank you for your co-operation and look forward to welcoming you to Sharandys Birds of Prey.

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Want to know anything else or ask about something you can't find, the just give us a hoot

+44(0)1460 65445

Chard, Somerset

Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Sharandys Raptor Rescue
Sharandys Contact Us
Sharandys Terms & Conditions
Sharandys Wedding Experience
Sharandys Displays & Visits
Sharandys Experience Days
Sharandys Birds of Prey
  • Owl Experience

    Owls have always been one of the most popular and well-loved of all Birds of Prey. This course allows you the opportunity to encounter some of these beautiful and majestic birds. We currently have twelve different species of Owl that you will have the opportunity to meet and fly here at Sharandys. This experience last for approx. 1 hour.

    £99.00 (2 people) BUY NOW

  • Falconry Experience

    With this Experience you will receive a brief but informative introduction to falconry and the Harris Hawks that you will be flying. These are the world's only social raptor and are perfectly suited to working with the public. You will then be immersed in the world of Falconry, carrying out duties including: Learning the Falconer’s knot, picking up and tethering a Hawk on your own AND MUCH MORE. (minimum age of 13 applies to this experience)

    £99.00 (2 people) BUY NOW

  • Falconry for Kids

    At Sharandys, we have decided to offer an opportunity for children to also enjoy the wonder of Birds of Prey. We now offer the wonderful chance for younger enthusiasts the experience the hands-on thrill of meeting these amazing and magnificent birds.

  • 5 Day Course

    This is a five-day Hawk Management course for complete novices and for those requiring more experience. It is designed to take you through all you need to know for owning your first Hawk or Owl.

  • Apprenticeships

    The Apprenticeship Scheme gives you the opportunity to attend Sharandys Birds of Prey on a regular basis over a 6-month period. This is based on 24 full day sessions (one per week). Days can be suited to your work or family commitments. You will work alongside the Sharandys team and gain valuable experience from professional Falconers at a private Falconry Centre.

  • Bird of Prey Experience

    With 30 Birds of Prey here at Sharandys, having a Bird of Prey Experience with us means you will spend time meeting and handling a large selection of Birds, even our Eagle called “Saxon”, You will have the opportunity to fly a Harris Hawk for yourself and also experience the power of a Falcon feeding from your glove.

    THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR EXPERIENCE

    All Experiences and Courses are run on a 'One 2 One' basis only!

  • Hawk Walk

    You will experience an unforgettable 50-60 minutes of wonder and exhilaration as the Hawk flies to and from you, demonstrating its mastery of the air, it’s thrilling manoeuvrability and its incredible speed. Minimum age of 10 years applies to this experience.

    £55.00 (2 people) BUY NOW

  • Hawk Walk Special

    We will set off across the beautiful open countryside. Your Falconer will coach you on how to release and call your hawk back. You will then experience an unforgettable 45 minutes of wonder and exhilaration as the Hawk flies to and from you, demonstrating its mastery of the air.

    £89.00 (2 people) BUY NOW

  • Stoop to the Deluxe Day

    For the Ultimate Experience with us why not go that bit extra and join us for a full day, your day will involve meeting many of our Birds and holding them while we tell you all about the species, after that we break for a light lunch or Cream Tea, then we take you in to our hospital unit and show you what’s involved with our rescues and treatments, then you will be taught how to tether a Hawk for yourself and shown how we fly a Hawk free, but this time you will be flying the Hawk for yourself, our turn to come and watch!