Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre

Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre

Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre
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Nature & Wildlife AreasLessons & Workshops
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Falconry centre showcasing wonderful British birds of prey including Barn Owls and Peregrine Falcons. Feathers and Fur Falconry offers a wide range of Bird of Prey handling experiences such as Half Day Experiences and Owl Experiences. The centre also offers photography sessions, school talks, group visits, care therapy. Experience Sessions start from just £45 and are booked in advance. Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre is open to the public with a small entrance fee- Adults - £4 Children over 3year - £2 Concessions - £3 Children 3 and under free
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • curlyrosy
    168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant experience.
    We were down from Scotland visiting my sister who lives in Wokingham. Luckily we picked the same week my niece was having her birthday party at Feathers and Fur (her birthday isn’t actually until mid August) We knew nothing about about the place and wished we had gone a few hours in advance to see the fish shop, lizard shop, the big garden Center and have a general look around. The falconry part is very tidy and clean and bright and has lots of information boards. The birds looked very happy. Loved that it told you a bit about them and their birthdays. One of the birds was 30!!!…. I didn’t realise birds of prey got that old. We were met by Olivia and another lady (didn’t catch her name) who made us feel welcome immediately. My sister had brought a birthday cake and some snacky things to have first of all and then it was 4 adults and 7 kids on a wee trek out the back of the garden Center to a grassy field for some flying. (Perfect location) The kids flew 3 birds, an owl, a kestrel and a Harris hawk. Now I’ve been to at least 4 falconry displays and their success is always dependant on the host. These 3 birds weren’t the most exciting birds ever, I’ve seen vultures and golden eagles and bald eagles flown before but Olivia made it so interesting and the kids (and adults) hung on her every word. She obviously has a great deal of love and experience with the birds and it shows. We all learned so much and Olivia was so approachable. She was probably a bit fed up with all my questions but didn’t show it. Definitely recommend this place….. I would love to go back myself without the children so I could have all the birds to myself.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, especially such a lovely one! It means a lot to us that you all enjoyed your time with us and that you could tell how happy our birds were. I have to disagree with you though.... I think my birds are definitely the most exciting ever!! (Although everything is on a much smaller scale when we fly to the little ones). I'm grinning from ear to ear reading this so thank you very much... oh! and I never ever get fed up with questions! - Olivia x
    Written 26 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • TeenageMutant
    Adelaide, Australia54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing bird of prey experience! Book a session. You won’t regret it.
    Birds of Prey are awesome! Fantastic and educational experience. Thanks Olivia! We had over an hour with 4 different birds of Prey. I have never been so close to one before. Olivia the host was excellent, friendly and very knowledgable. We learnt a lot today from her and it was interesting and entertaining. The birds take off and land on your hand protected by a gauntlet. Great experience. We all loved it. We were 3 adults and 4 kids aged 8 to 13. Best experience of of our UK visit from Australia.
    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write us a review!! I had a fab time doing your session and I'm really glad it was the highlight of your trip - what a compliment! - Olivia x
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Gail Smith
    Woking, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous experience
    What a fabulous experience! We all had a fabulous time, hosted by Olivia. Her knowledge of the birds was incredible but more importantly, her love & affection for the birds was heartwarming. We had such a great time that we’ve just made another booking. Highly recommend this experience.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write us a review! The fact that you plan on coming back is probably the best compliment ever! We look forward to seeing you again - Olivia x
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • suzanne f
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    We visited the centre this week. We bought the family experience for myself and my husband. This was a one to one experience with Sadie and 4 of the birds. We had an amazing time. My husband has always wanted to do this but I was more nervous. Sadie really put me at ease with the birds even the larger one's. The morning was amazing, Sadie gave us so much information and I can't believe how quickly the time went. We took some pictures, but Sadie took loads for us and sent them to us which was really great. Well worth the cost, the centre is lovely to walk around and see all the birds. The Centre is pristinely clean and well maintained. We both highly recommend the experience. I
    Ahh thank you so much, I had such a wonderful with you both and I am so so pleased that you held all the birds, including the big European eagle owl! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and I am pleased you liked your pictures. - Sadie xxx
    Written 16 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • BackinBracknell
    Bracknell, United Kingdom1,509 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent owl experience
    Had a fantastic owl experience here a few weeks ago. There were five of us put together in a group and we were able to fly four owls and hold each of them on our arms. The birds were a Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl and a huge European Eagle Owl and seeing them up close was amazing. Sadie is a completely dedicated owl expert and very passionate. Her knowledge is incredible and she gave us a lot of interesting information throughout the experience. It is obvious that all the birds are well cared-for and their well-being is the priority. Highly recommended!
    Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write us a review, it means so much to us. It is important to us that the welfare of our birds comes first and it is fantastic to know that that came across and that you also had a brilliant time with our gorgeous owls! :)
    Written 19 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • SARAH C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A "must visit" for any raptor enthusiasts !
    Visited F & F yesterday (17.11.2023) and had a brilliant time ........ added to which, it wasn't raining and the sun even put in an appearance !!!! It was an excellent way to spend 3 hours, educational and informative and relevant. Sadie is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for birds of prey. The Centre is "small but perfectly formed", which adds to its appeal. It's like a small, up-market hotel for a number of very select guests, who want for nothing ! There are excellent information boards throughout, containing lots of facts and details about all the birds on show. The group of 5 participants (plus 1 spectator) had the opportunity to become acquainted with 6 birds, from the diminutive Nala (Kestrel) up to the majestic Billie Jean (European Eagle owl), as well as Arya (Peregrine/Lanner x), Bert the Barn Owl, Rossi (Harris Hawk) and the delightful Mouse (Buzzard). All were absolutely beautiful, magnificent birds in prime condition. Definitely money well spent with plenty of great memories and pictures, including a cracker which Sadie subsequently emailed to me, thank you Sadie. Go and visit, you will not be disappointed (guaranteed), as by doing so you'll be helping to secure the future of the Centre and the work that is being done there.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so glad you had such an amazing time with our birds and I absolutely love the up-market hotel analogy!!! Brilliant! I might have to steal that :D It means so much to us to hear feedback like this so a big thank you again for recommending us! x
    Written 19 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Gail Smith
    Woking, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous day out
    This was our second trip to the fabulous Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre for another bird handling experience. Sadie was so passionate about her beautiful birds that you couldn't help but to fall in love with them too. A very special opportunity to feel so close to these magnificent birds. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this place
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and for your recommendation, it really means a lot to us x
    Written 19 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Written 18 December 2023
  • mmfllondon2018
    Los Angeles, California17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of a kind experience!
    Took my family of four, kids aged 11 and 13 with another family for a day out at Windsor Castle but before heading out to that way, less than 20 minutes away we stopped by Feathers and Fur for this truly unique Falconry experience. Our group was not well versed in birds of prey but that was not an issue at all, Sadie got it all covered for us with great insight in all four birds we met. Out of all the outings we had in the UK during our Christmas break visit, all adults and four kids rated this the highest, 10 out of 10 for sure. Sadie is so impressive with not just her knowledge of the birds but how to keep things moving for a large group. We were 8 and every single of one of us had the same feeling coming out of it. The centre is so well appointed, clean and easy to get to. Her hospitality knows no bounds and she made it very easy for us to navigate getting to her place as well as to our appointment time at Windsor. Thank you Sadie and Team!
    Thank you so so much for your lovely words. I had such a lovely time with your family and I hope everyone got back safe over the Christmas period. Thank you for your words about the centre too, my self and all the team work so hard to keep to my very high standards of care and its wonderful that people recognise it too. I hope that one day you might come back across the pond and if so drop in to say hi. Thank you so much for the review, you made my day reading it. Warm Wishes Sadie
    Written 24 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
  • lyndahart11
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Birds of Prey Experience
    Loved it! Didn't know what to expect when I booked a group session and had the best time. Pretty sure the adults enjoyed it more than the kids. The time flew by as we got to meet four different birds - we learned a ton and now can talk about owls more than just what we learned from Harry Potter. Weather wasn't the best, but we dressed for it and it was worth it standing in the mist to watch those lovely wings fly from person to person.
    Thank you so much for your lovely review, the birds always trump the weather with their beauty. Thank you for taking the time to write it means so much to us. xx
    Written 24 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Melissa S
    Bracknell, United Kingdom240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Collection of birds
    Good collection of birds of prey and the birds had lovely markings on each of their feathers. One had various hues of browns and some were spotted and speckled. Two little owls sat very still whilst looking at us. Some birds were big like Billy Gene and some were hatched here and others rescued. The guide helped us with extra information about the birds of prey. Thank you for your time.
    Thank you so much for coming to visit us and for taking the time to write us a review x
    Written 4 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 February 2024
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Stella Newman
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great little place to visit birds.

Friendly staff and gorgeous birds.

We did the owl experience and absolutely loved it, thank you 😀
Written 22 May 2024
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Thank you so much for your five stars and for taking the time to review us! 😊 x
Written 25 May 2024
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Rachel T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Half day bird of prey session: had a brilliant time. The centre staff were lovely, passionate about the work they are doing, and really knowledgeable. Small group size so I had lots of time with each of the 8 birds (owls/falcons/hawks). Easy to get to, and good parking provision etc. I would highly recommend the centre and this half day experience, and will definitely be making a return visit soon.
Written 29 April 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We''re so glad you enjoyed the experience and felt like you got to spend proper time with the birds. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written 15 May 2024
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Helena N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This “Experience “ was absolutely amazing.
Sadie was knowledgeable, witty and just FABULOUS. Loved the interaction with these beautiful birds, and our little group were great too. Thank you so very much.
Written 25 April 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and the birds and our silly humour 😆 x
Written 15 May 2024
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Paradise68265311936
Windsor, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Had my son's 9th birthday party at Feathers and Fur and it was brilliant! Sadie was just as amazing with the children as she was with the birds. All the children got lots of turns handling the birds and even the more nervous kids ended up with massive smiles, managed some learning as well! Loads of good photos. Will definitely be going back for a family experience.
Written 25 March 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We're glad everyone had such a lovely time and look forward to seeing you again!
Written 29 March 2024
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Helen D
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had an awesome and unforgettable family falconry experience at feathers and fur falconry Centre - we all thoroughly enjoyed it. What an amazing opportunity to handle the birds close up, to spend some much time with them and to learn so much about them. Sadie made the session really fun, expertly engaging every single one of us (from age 7 to 70) so that we all had a great time and learnt such a lot. Her love and knowledge of the birds absolutely shone through! Highly recommend!
Written 9 March 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're so glad everyone had a brilliant time with our birds :)
Written 13 March 2024
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Chris H
Reading16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I booked a half day experience for my son who had just turned 20, with me as a spectator, and I can only wholeheartedly recommend it. Time in the presence of the birds is simply stunning, and Sadie is a fantastic, energetic and knowledgeable host. Another group of four people were also booked into the same session so I was slightly concerned my son would get very little hands-on time, but Sadie was very dilligent about ensuring everyone got plenty of time. Even as a spectator, I felt that I had had a thrilling experience.
Written 6 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us. We're so glad that both you and your son had a brilliant time with the birds x
Written 13 March 2024
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safaridiver_10
Berkshire.48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent half day falconry experience today, just the two of us with Sadie, the extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic owner. Learned lots about buzzards, kestrels, owls and falcons and flew them in the adjoining field. Well worth it.
Written 16 February 2024
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Thank you so much for coming and for taking the time to review us, it really means a lot to us! x
Written 21 February 2024
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Melissa S
Bracknell, UK240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Good collection of birds of prey and the birds had lovely markings on each of their feathers. One had various hues of browns and some were spotted and speckled. Two little owls sat very still whilst looking at us. Some birds were big like Billy Gene and some were hatched here and others rescued. The guide helped us with extra information about the birds of prey. Thank you for your time.
Written 1 February 2024
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Thank you so much for coming to visit us and for taking the time to write us a review x
Written 4 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lyndahart11
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Loved it! Didn't know what to expect when I booked a group session and had the best time. Pretty sure the adults enjoyed it more than the kids. The time flew by as we got to meet four different birds - we learned a ton and now can talk about owls more than just what we learned from Harry Potter. Weather wasn't the best, but we dressed for it and it was worth it standing in the mist to watch those lovely wings fly from person to person.
Written 3 January 2024
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, the birds always trump the weather with their beauty. Thank you for taking the time to write it means so much to us. xx
Written 24 January 2024
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mmfllondon2018
Los Angeles, CA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Took my family of four, kids aged 11 and 13 with another family for a day out at Windsor Castle but before heading out to that way, less than 20 minutes away we stopped by Feathers and Fur for this truly unique Falconry experience. Our group was not well versed in birds of prey but that was not an issue at all, Sadie got it all covered for us with great insight in all four birds we met. Out of all the outings we had in the UK during our Christmas break visit, all adults and four kids rated this the highest, 10 out of 10 for sure.

Sadie is so impressive with not just her knowledge of the birds but how to keep things moving for a large group. We were 8 and every single of one of us had the same feeling coming out of it. The centre is so well appointed, clean and easy to get to. Her hospitality knows no bounds and she made it very easy for us to navigate getting to her place as well as to our appointment time at Windsor.

Thank you Sadie and Team!
Written 28 December 2023
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Thank you so so much for your lovely words. I had such a lovely time with your family and I hope everyone got back safe over the Christmas period. Thank you for your words about the centre too, my self and all the team work so hard to keep to my very high standards of care and its wonderful that people recognise it too. I hope that one day you might come back across the pond and if so drop in to say hi. Thank you so much for the review, you made my day reading it. Warm Wishes Sadie
Written 24 January 2024
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