Join Bird on the Hand at Alders Farm for your Falconry Experience

This stunning lakeside location just South of Milton Keynes is the perfect venue for a falconry experience and is easily accessible from Hertfordshire, London and the home counties.

 

Easy access from all around the Home Counties and London. Just 30 minutes by car from Hertford and 90 minutes from Chelmsford.

Train services run regularly to Milton Keynes from London Euston. The train only takes half an hour. Add a 15 minute uber and you have arrived.

Central London is a 90 minute journey by car.

Experience the Majesty of our Falconry Experience Hertfordshire 

Discover the captivating history and ancient traditions during your falconry experience Hertfordshire , an art that has enthralled enthusiasts worldwide for centuries.

Immerse yourself in a thrilling falconry  experience day where you can soar, metaphorically,  alongside our magnificent owls, falcons, hawks, buzzards, and eagles. Get up close and personal as you handle these awe-inspiring creatures, feed them, and witness their extraordinary capabilities.

A Bird on the Hand Falconry Experience is the perfect gift for your loved ones, guaranteed to provide an unforgettable adventure. With our exclusive money back guarantee, we promise an experience that will leave them captivated and amazed!

Buy a gift voucher now, valid for 12 months, and treat someone to the time of their life.

Bird on the Hand's Experiences at Alders Farm

Venues in Leicestershire and Bedfordshire

At Barn Owl Hollow, in south Leicestershire and close to the Northamptonshire border,  we have a peaceful, private location with a wonderful view of the Langton Caudle Hills.

 

 

 

Alders Farm in Bedfordshire, between Milton Keynes  and Leighton Buzzard, is a lovely location on the edge of Stockgrove Park alongside some beautiful lakes. We hold our fanttastic  Meet The Owls and Meet The Birds mixed bird of prey sessions here.

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Why choose Bird on the Hand for your falconry experiences?

Why Buy a Bird on the Hand Falconry Experience?

  • Small groups of up to six participants (10-15 are not uncommon elsewhere).
  • #3 of 783 things to do in Leicestershire on TripAdvisor.
  • Beautiful locations in the Leicestershire and Bedfordshire countryside.
  • We concentrate on being with the birds, with you handling, flying, & feeding them whilst learning some fascinating facts.
  • Relaxed & informal sessions where we love to chat to you about the birds and encourage lots of questions.
  • Tea & Coffee break to refresh you.

Is it the right gift choice?

Who would like a falconry experience ? Any of the following are a good indicator.

  • They notice wild birds of prey.
  • They watch nature programs.
  • They like being outdoors.
  • They like animals.
  • They are a keen gardener. They love nature.
  • They have a thirst for knowledge
  • They are the adventurous type
  • They feed the garden birds.

And remember, if you get it wrong you can get a refund.

Check Out Our Unique Money Back Guarantee

At Bird on the Hand we want you to be happy with your purchase of a falconry experience and the recipient to have one of the best times of their life so here is our guarantee. 

1. If you made a mistake and a falconry experience day gift doesn't suit the recipient it can be returned within 30 days for a refund.
2. We give you a money back guarantee (Full Refund) the participant will enjoy themselves on the day.
3. Value for Money Guarantee. You don't think it has been value for money? Tell me why not and what you think it is worth and I will refund the difference.
3. If you need to change your booking at the last minute that's no problem, these things happen.
4. No small print (there are some terms) as I have found that the type of person I am dealing with is generally fair and sensible so there is no need for much.
5. If there is anything else, talk to me and we can probably sort it out. Life's too short to get worried about little things
What more can I say. Buy with confidence at Bird on the Hand

What do our customers say?

Dear Andrew, Duncan and Charlotte,
What a fantastic time you gave us yesterday! Thank you so much. Not only was it a delight seeing your amazing birds close up and in action, but it was also so interesting and informative. Clive and Ruth thoroughly enjoyed it, as did Nigel and I, but the icing on the cake was seeing Dad so relaxed and happy. He clearly had a marvellous time and we so appreciated the time and attention you devoted to him to maximise his afternoon’s falconry experience.

We have some superb photos and plan to choose the best and frame it for Dad’s 90th birthday present. I think this highlights how grateful we are for the time with you, and how much Dad benefitted.

Many thanks again, you all do a wonderful job, and your birds are truly awe inspiring.

Helen Reid

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We booked a private session for my mother's 85th birthday and it was the most amazing experience. Andrew and Charlotte could not have been more attentive, they tailored the session to my parent's abilities and were so caring, thoughtful and attentive. They are also extremely knowledgeable explaining so much about the birds. A fabulous afternoon not to be forgotten.

Rachel Lines

Meet The Birds Experience

This is a packed half day falconry experience near London where you get will get to feel the thrill and privilege of being trusted by our amazing birds as they swoop onto your glove. It is an unrivalled, up close to nature, adventure that is not to be missed.

During your session, you will have the chance to see, handle, feed, and fly several species of raptors, including falcons, hawks, buzzards and owls. This is a marvelous hands-on experience. It is ideal for individuals of all ages, including children seven upwards, giving an emotive, back to nature, feel good experience with our amazing birds of prey.

Rest assured, all of our birds of prey experience days are covered by our money back satisfaction guarantee, ensuring that you can gift this experience with complete confidence.

At Bird on the Hand, we offer an unforgettable Meet The Birds Experience where you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of falconry. Join us for an interactive journey, where you will not only observe these majestic creatures up close, but also have the opportunity to handle and fly them.

Our expert falconers will guide you through this hands-on adventure, teaching you about the natural behaviors, characteristics, and conservation efforts surrounding these magnificent birds.

Whether you are a nature enthusiast, a thrill seeker, or simply curious about birds of prey, our Meet The Birds Experience will leave you with a deeper appreciation for these incredible creatures.

You will discover the overwhelming emotion of interacting with falcons, hawks, and owls when you let Bird on the Hand introduce you to the wonders of falconry.

Gift this remarkable falconry experience near London today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

On our falconry experience near London A woman in green jacket holding two harris hawks on her glove

Meet The Owls Experience

Discover the enchantment of owl handling in intimate groups at Bird on the Hand's Meet The Owls Experience. You will fly, handle and feed our owls.

Renowned on TripAdvisor, our immersive bird of prey encounters, near London, present a captivating opportunity for both children and adults to witness the remarkable bond between man and bird.

You will discover the mysterious, magical secrets and facts of these magnificent birds and you will feel the exhilaration and honour as they gracefully land on your glove, entrusting you with their presence.

This unparalleled adventure is a must for anyone seeking an authentic and breathtaking connection with nature. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to meet our owls from the smallest to the largest.

Our great grey owl entertaining as always on one of our Owl on the Hand experience days
Private group falconry experience at Bird on the Hand

Meet The Birds Private Half Day

Immerse yourself in the ancient art of falconry with our private falconry experience near London. Perfect for families, special events, and corporate team building, this captivating adventure allows you to experience first hand the remarkable bond between man and bird.

Our knowledgeable falconers will guide you through the rich history and traditions of falconry, as you handle and fly these majestic creatures. Feel their power and grace firsthand and gain a deeper understanding of these incredible raptors.

Book your unforgettable private falconry experience near London at Bird on the Hand today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Children's falconry experience day. Boy holding Dotty our African spotted eagle owl (Bubo Africanus)

Meet The Birds Children's Experience

In today's digital age, children are missing out on valuable interaction with nature. As technology continues to dominate their lives, the wonders of the natural world are becoming increasingly distant.

At Bird on the Hand, we understand the importance of reconnecting children with the beauty and serenity of nature. Our bird of prey experiences near London offer a captivating opportunity for children to witness the remarkable bond between man and bird, and to truly appreciate the power and grace of these majestic creatures.

Join us today and give your children a priceless gift - the chance to create lasting memories and foster a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Alders farm near Milton Keynes for your Falconry Experience Hertfordshire.

This is a fantastic location for a bird of prey experience with easy access from Hertfordshire.. We appreciate that when you want to have a day out you want to make the most of your time. While we think it is well worth travelling a fair distance for our fantastic falconry experience it is all the better for having an easy and simple journey to start the day. With that in mind we are pleased to be able to offer our fantastic out of pre experiences within easy reach of Hertfordshire and the home counties.

A close up image of a Barn owl
Buy The Best Falconry Experience

  • Small groups of up to six participants (10-15 are not uncommon elsewhere).
  • #3 of 783 things to do in Leicestershire on TripAdvisor.
  • Beautiful locations in the Leicestershire and Bedfordshire countryside.
  • We concentrate on being with the birds, with you handling, flying, & feeding them whilst learning some fascinating facts.
  • Relaxed & informal sessions where we love to chat to you about the birds and encourage lots of questions.
  • Tea & Coffee break to refresh you.
Is it the right gift choice?
Who would like a falconry experience ? Any of the following are a good indicator.
1. They notice wild birds of prey.
2. They watch nature programs.
3. They like being outdoors.
3. They like animals.
4. They are a keen gardener. They love nature.
5. They have a thirst for knowledge
6. They are the adventurous type
7. They feed the garden birds.
And remember, if you get it wrong you can get a refund.
Peregrine falcon on a post

Travelling to Alders Farm.

It is easily accessible by car Hertfordshire being  approximately 50 minutes by car from Hertford . An easy car journey  to get you to Alders Farm. You will arrive relaxed and ready to go for your exciting day out.

This venue is also easily accessible to adjacent counties of Cambridgeshire Oxfordshire Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire. The cities of Oxford and Cambridge are about a one hour journey by car. This central location means you can get here easily from all over the home counties.

If you are further north you can take advantage of our home site of Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

A Falconry Experience or Birds of Prey Experience is a Great Gift. It will be loved and remembered.

We are pleased to have a fantastic second venue at Alders Farm near Milton Keynes! This means our more southern customers are able to enjoy our 5 star experiences and meet our marvellous birds after a short and easy journey.  Many of you have already travelled up to Leicestershire for your experience and always considered the journey to be well worth it and now it is so easy you have no excuse to stay at home.

What will you do on a bird of prey experience day.

Our falconry experience events at Alders Farm make for a special day for your special person. For them to be able to handle our birds of prey we will give them all instruction that is needed and the correct falconry equipment and then they will be ready to be apprentice falconers for the day.

They will enjoy flying the birds to their fists seeing the marvellous capabilities of Raptors and experience the fantastic feeling of having these almost wild animals trust you and land on their fist. They will learn lots of fascinating facts about all birds of prey and owls. Our experienced funkers will handle any questions that you may have and they will leave having had a marvellous interactive time with the gods of prey as well as learning some amazing new facts.

This is a gift that will be remembered for a lifetime and your special person will spend their time flying, handling and feeding some of our marvellous birds of prey. This bird of prey handling day is an up close and personal experience that has been the preserve of dedicated falconers for many thousands of years. However, you can now come on one of our experienced days and you will see the amazing attraction of working with these fearsome raptors.

A fantastic gift for the time of your life.

Our falconry experience events at Alders Farm make for a special day for your special person. We will give them all instruction that is needed the correct vulgar equipment and then they will be ready to be apprentice faulkners for the day. They will enjoy flying the birds to their fists seeing the marvellous capabilities of Raptors and experience the fantastic feeling of having these almost wild animals trust you and land on their fist. They will learn lots of fascinating facts about all birds of prey and owls. Our experienced funkers will handle any questions that you may have and they will leave having had a marvellous interactive time with the gods of prey as well as learning some amazing new facts.

This is a gift that will be remembered for a lifetime and your special person will spend their time flying, handling and feeding some of our marvellous birds of prey. This bird of prey handling day is an up close and personal experience that has been the preserve of dedicated falconers for many thousands of years. However, you can now come on one of our experienced days and you will see the amazing attraction of working with these fearsome raptors.

A Man in a Blue Jacket holding a Harris Hawk with it's wings outspread as it lands on his leather glove
a image of a group of children are smiling at a Harris Hawk this has it's wings spread

Our falconry experience near Hertfordshire gives lots of handling and up close time with the birds.

With small groups of up to six participants throughout your experience we’ll concentrate on being with the birds. With plenty of opportunities for handling, flying and feeding and finding out all those special fascinating facts. We love our guests to ask lots of questions and delve into the combined 50+ years of falconry experience to answer them. We have a great locations in the Leicestershire and Hertfordshire countryside where we will show you some marvellous birds and a generous welcome.

Experience the Sport of Kings and the romantic association that has been held for centuries between mankind and birds of prey. A Bird on the Hand Gift Voucher (most are valid 12 months) is something you can be confident will be a great gift. A birds of prey experience day, what more could anyone want?

Falconry experience gift vouchers can be personalised with your own greeting. They come in a lustrous gold wallet envelope with details and instructions for the experience. There is an option of a Deluxe pack where the voucher comes in smart black presentation box with all the details plus a miniature hand made leather falconers gauntlet as a key fob with a falcon’s bell attached. It is completed with a gold bow for the box.

The recipient can book a date to suit when they are ready and they can also upgrade to an alternative birds of prey experience day by paying the difference in price.

Bird of Prey Experience Day Gift Vouchers

A Bird on the Hand Gift Voucher, valid 12 months, is fantastic gift for all bird, animal and nature lovers.

Birds of prey experience day gift vouchers are personalised with your greeting. Delivered in a gold envelope or Deluxe presentation box plus plus a miniature hand made leather falconers gauntlet and bell as a key fob.

The recipient can book a date to suit or you can call prior to purchase to check dates.