Eagle Handling Experience in Kent
An eagle is a majestic creature and to see one up close is a rare, unforgettable experience. Enjoy an eagle handling afternoon in Kent learning about the natural behavior of these amazing birds of prey under the guidance of a resident eagle expert. During the afternoon, there is a chance to try eagle handling, fly four resident birds to the glove and experience the incredible sensation of having a huge eagle balanced on your arm. Take a camera as there are sure to be plenty of great photo opportunities, especially when you meet the centre's resident Steller's Sea Eagle - one of the largest birds of prey in the world! At the end of the experience, head back to the centre for a hot cup of tea and a well-earned slice of cake.
- Enter the world of the eagle in rural Kent
- Learn all about these amazing birds from an eagle expert
- Try out eagle handling and fly four birds to the glove
- Finish with tea and cake at the centre
- Availability Description
Seven days a week throughout the year. Dates fill up quickly, so allow several weeks advance booking notice, and even longer for popular summer weekend dates.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 18. Participants need to be reasonably fit as there is a fair amount of walking involved, often over uneven ground (therefore unsuited for wheelchair users).
Please call the venue for a weather check the day before setting out. If the experience is cancelled because of bad weather, it can be re-booked for an alternative date.
Starts at 1.30pm and finishes around 4.30pm. During winter months (November - March), the experience begins and ends half an hour earlier.
- Numbers on the Day
Share the experience with one other person, plus an experienced eagle handler.
- Dress Code
Dress for the outdoors and wear wellies or walking boots. Bring a change of clothes if the weather is very bad, as most of the day is spent outside. Dont forget your camera and/or a pair of binoculars.
- Other Info
There are lots of fascinating creatures at this venue, including reptiles as well as many different species of birds.