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“Traniee falconer from Scotland”

Malta Falconry Centre
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Siggiewi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Malta Falconry Centre is a Quality Assured attraction certified by the Malta Tourism Authority. Explore the Malta falconry centre and live this unique experience, watch our falconers fly several different species of well trained birds of prey and see these magnificent birds in free flight. The facility holds its own free parking,open spaces around the centre all fully-accessible for everyone visit us. Complimeting the centre one find a souvenir shop situated at the main entrance, offering wonderful gifts to memorize the experience at the unique falconry in Malta Opening times The Centre is open all year round from Tuesdays till Sundays. Winter times : from 9.00 till 15.00 (1st October and 30th June) Summer times : from 9.00 till 12.30 (1st July to 30th September). The Centre is closed on Mondays and (24 and 25 June 2017) Display times We have two displays per day in Winter at 11:00 and 14:00 We have one display per day in Summer at 11:00 (Weather Permitting - windy days) bird handling is held instead Falconry Experience! At the Malta Falconry Centre, we offer a unique experience – the thrill of the Falconry art. This falconry experience is given in a course style. Carrying out such experience/ course one gets to know better the techniques of the falconry art and get a beginners knowledge as a falconer. This experience is offered in two ways; a half day experience or full day experience, are offered. The half day introduces the participant to the basics of falconry and gets to know how falconry birds are trained from 9.30 till 12.30 The full day experience enables the participant to get to know more as regarding the falconry techniques and would also have enough time to fly a bird of prey after learning how to train these birds. A participation certificate is given at completion of such course from 9.30 till 14.30. (Summer Time 8:30 till 13:30) All around the year This experience is offered to all ages. Children are to be accompanied by one adult (both adult and child/ren are to pay for the experience). Pre-booking by email is needed giving the name/s of the participant/s and the date on which the experience is to be carried out. No experience could be held without pre-booking. All participants are to be on time as to have the experience carried out on schedule.
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Where to start we are from Scotland and are training to be falconers using 2 Harris hawks to hunt in the wild so when we came to Matla to visit family we decided to visit some of the sites we have not been to before.
So when we arrived at yhe centre there is plenty of parking and a small shop which sells refreshments and gifts all very clean and well kept, after we paid you are free to walk around to see the birds in the aviarys which to be honest are huge compared with the ones we have been to in Scotland with lots of room for the birds to exercise and fly around. The smaller aviarys have an ingenious system that lets the birds move from inside the aviarys to outside so they can chose to be in or out. All the birds are in excellent condition and the ones that you are aloud to hold are very well trained and behaved allowing you to touch them and stroke them also.
The owner and her son are very knowledgeable and very forthcoming with information on all their birds and very friendly.
To conclude it was well worth the visit travelling all the way from Scotland so my wife could see maltise harris hawks and too see her, my niece and my daughters faces when we were there was priceless, we would like to thank the Malta falconry centre for a brilliant visit.

1  Thank KarkenElgin
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We loved our visit. Friendly staff and a chance to have a close up look at some of the most impressive birds on the planet. We got to hold a falcon and an owl. Totally tamed and liked getting pats.
They even kept open past closing to help ensure we caught our bus.

2  Thank Freebeema
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

My daughter (age 12) LOVES owls and other birds, so for her, this was the highlight of our trip to Malta. It was a bit of a trek to get there from St Julians (by bus), but not too bad. It was only 1.50 euros each for the bus ride, but it took over an hour and a half, and then we had to walk the rest of the way. It was totally worth it!! It was a very windy day, so they couldn't do the flying demonstrations, but we were one of the few people there, so we were able to spend as much time as we wanted holding two of the owls and a falcon. The young man there gave us lots of information and answered all of our questions. There were many birds to look at and it was a very nice property, although not very big - definitely a half day trip at best.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

if you like hawks/eagles this is a good place for you , we spent a couple of hours walking around and talking to the owner watching the birds fly etc. great to handle these birds
very peaceful place

Thank roadsideshop
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

A family-run act-of-love sanctuary for birds of prey. Off the beaten path, but make a visit to The Falconry Centre and to The Limestone Heritage a half day outing to Siggiewi. You will not be disappointed with either place. A very personal setting with outgoing service. Also gift and snack shop available.

Thank iMacAdamia
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