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Falconry Experience Wales

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A truly outstanding experience

I can’t rate this highly enough. We had a wonderful afternoon being introduced to Barry and Lucy’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan H
via mobile
Amazing experience, highly recommend!

We spent an amazing afternoon with Barry, Luce, and an assortment of different birds. Barry and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Wales Maes Dulas Blaen Y Pant Forge, Machynlleth SY20, Wales
+44 1654 700317
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 December 2014

very enjoyable afternoon with Barry&Luce and of course the truly fabulous birds! it was a great honour to handle such magnificent creatures,their knowledge was remarkable Luce can talk for hours!she held everyones attention and was very attentive to everyones needs providing hot drinks on a...More

3  Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

My son received a groupon experience day at Machynleth with these Red Kites back in Aug 2012-which he was very much looking forward to. As a member of a young falconers club he has both a passion and respect for all birds of prey not...More

12  Thank EvoDeb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t rate this highly enough. We had a wonderful afternoon being introduced to Barry and Lucy’s family of raptors. We spent nearly three hours in their company with a truly engaging and educational discussion and handling of various birds with their one on one...More

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an amazing afternoon with Barry, Luce, and an assortment of different birds. Barry and Luce were both so accommodating and knowledgeable. You can definitely tell that this is more than a hobby for them, and they truly love what they do. My brother...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Spent a fantastic, highly educational and enjoyable afternoon at this raptor sanctuary with our two owl-loving children ages 8 and 10. The rural setting is breathtaking, the birds so wonderfully cared for and the whole experience of learning about, getting to know and then handling...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a fantastic afternoon with Barry & Luce at the Falconry Experience last week and would recommend it to anyway with an interest in birds of prey. They are very welcoming hosts and the depth of knowledge is very impressive, it also helps that...More

Thank Glibw
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We spent an amazing afternoon with Luce and Barry and their ever expanding family of Birds. They are both passionate about their work although for them it isn't work as it is their way of life sharing with others their extensive knowledge on their wide...More

Thank goondaft1
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This has to be a totally unique experience. Luce and Barry live in a beautiful remote spot in Snowdonia with their birds, and others that are there temporarily for rehabilitation. They are dedicated and committed to birds they rehabilitate and train. You will experience the...More

Thank Eben
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Wow, we had an amazing few hours here! Barry and Luce are lovely and so full of interesting information. But sorry guys, the birds steal the show! Owls running around our feet, jumping on our shoulders, hawks gliding across the fields to take food from...More

Thank bikerdan2605
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

An afternoon to remember. My husband, adult son and I spent a memorable afternoon with Barry and Luce and their wonderful birds. We have never been in the company of such knowledgeable and passionate experts who share a huge breadth of knowledge of many different...More

Thank fizzyDorking
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My partner and I had a fabulous afternoon. We both have experience of birds of prey in the wild so it was a real treat to meet some of them up close. The relationship that Barry and Lucy have with their birds is amazing and...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We had an amazing afternoon, in a beautiful countryside is a must.. Barry and Lucy, they made us welcome soon as we arrived, explaining how the afternoon was going to start.. Lucy is an inspiration caring for these birds, bringing some of them back from...More

1  Thank broomhallk
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Rachel K
22 July 2017|
Response from AliH941 | Reviewed this property |
The experience prices are all on the website homepage, but it ranges from things like £59.00 for a 1 to 1 family experience (2 adults, 2 children) to £99 "Just for you" handling/flying experiences. Note that these are... More
Gordon H
14 June 2016|
Response from griffithshj | Reviewed this property |
I think the centre would be ok for a wheelchair outside where the birds of prey are , however the bathroom is in the house and is upstairs I think . I'm not sure how the birds would react to a wheelchair as it is possibly... More