Ever wanted to keep your own bird of prey? Keen to learn more about falconry? Our new five day course will provide you with the training you need to become an approved falconer!
Our Head Falconer Mark Brattle is an approved Lantra assessor and will provide you will all the training you need plus your final exam to become an approved falconer.
This exam is nationally recognised and so this course is ideal for anyone wishing to keep birds as a hobby, to learn more about the art of falconry or to continue into a career in the falconry industry.
During the week, our Falconry team will teach you how to feed, care for and handle a variety of birds.
This course will help you with all the practicalities from how to choose and look after the right bird for you to basic bird first-aid.
You will cover both theory and practical activities, enabling you to approach the training of a bird with confidence.
The weeklong itinerary also includes learning the rich history of hawking and practising handling techniques and flying skills across the beautiful castle parkland with our Harris Hawks.
Each day will run from 10am – 4pm and the total price of £550 includes a delicious hot lunch from the 17th century Fairfax Restaurant with views across the moat to the castle.
Advance booking is essential. Please visit leeds-castle.com/falconry or call 01622 767861 for more information.