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Introduction to Eagle HandlingCode: PEAGLI 9 month validity Kent - Eynsford 1 person
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Introduction to Eagle Handling
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Spend an afternoon meeting, handling and learning about some of nature’s most awe-inspiring predators at Eagle Heights in the beautiful Kent countryside on this Introduction to Eagle Handling experience.
The art of handling birds of prey has been part of human history for almost 4000 years, so when you’ve got an eagle on your arm you’ll be experiencing something felt by our ancient ancestors, through to medieval knights and present-day experts. On this experience you’ll get to handle four different species from Eagle Heights’ collection, and though it depends which birds are feeling best on the day you’ll get to meet species such as the Bataleur, Steppe and maybe even the Steller’s Sea Eagle – one of the biggest eagles in the world!
Make sure you bring along a camera to capture these amazing birds in action, as their grace and beauty up close is sure to be something you want to remember for a lifetime. This experience also includes entry to the rest of Eagle Heights Wildlife Park so you can explore and see the other animals that live in the sanctuary in addition to the 50 different species of birds of prey that live there. Learn something new this year and handle some fearsome hunters in the West Kent countryside.
- Meet and handle four different species of eagle in the picturesque Kent countryside
- Learn about the natural behaviours of each bird from an expert bird handler
- Entry for one to explore Eagle Heights Birds of Prey Centre and Wildlife Park
- Complimentary tea and cake at the end of the experience
- Personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
On arrival you’ll be given a brief introduction before getting to meet the four different species of eagle that you’ll get to handle on the experience.
You’ll be taught about the natural behaviours of each bird before flying and handling them, and with an expert bird handler on hand at all times you can ask lots of questions about the eagles you’ll handle and the rest of the park’s raptors. Cameras are welcome so you can take advantage of the numerous photo opportunities and capture a perfect shot of an eagle in action, and at the end of the experience you can retire to the Eagle Heights tearoom for complimentary tea and cake while you review your snaps.
Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue
- Minimum age: 18
- No dogs are allowed at the centre
- All participants must have a full physical and mental fitness and be able to squat and stand with ease
This experience is available on selected dates throughout the year but spring, autumn and winter are ideal seasons as the temperatures are perfect for the birds in these months.
We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
How long should I allow for this experience?
Please allow approximately 2 hours for the experience, however you are welcome to stay longer to visit the other birds at Eagle Heights.
Can I bring spectators?
There is limited space for spectators. Please ask when making your booking.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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Kent - Eynsford
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