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Cotswold Falconry Centre

Cotswold Falconry Centre located at Batsford Estate near Moreton-in-Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre located at Batsford Estate near Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswold Falconry Centre

Cotswold Falconry is home to over 60 species of incredible birds of prey, including majestic eagles, iconic falcons and endearing owls.
Open since 1988, Cotswold Falconry has developed into one of the leading bird of prey centres in the UK. Over this time, thousands of people of all ages have enjoyed finding out about the ancient art of falconry and how its skills are used to demonstrate the natural behaviour of the birds. Set against the beautiful surrounding Cotswold countryside, we hope you take away a greater appreciation for these amazing birds and a better understanding of their conservation needs.

Cotswold Falconry also offer ‘Flying Starts’ and ‘Owl Experiences’, which give a lucky participant the opportunity to come eye-to-eye with some beautiful bird species and experience the majesty of flying a bird of prey to their gloved hand. More information about these sessions and their availability can be found on their website.

Cotswold Falconry Centre - Opening times 2024

  • Open Season: Open season 10 February to mid-November
  • Admission times: 10:30 to 3:00 (last entry at 3pm)
  • Display times: 11:30, 1:30 and 3:00

More information about Cotswold Falconry Centre Opening Times.

Cotswold Falconry Centre - Admission charges 2024

  • Adult: £15
  • Concessions: £12
  • Children: £8 (4-15 yrs)
  • Carers: £6

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
More information about Cotswold Falconry Centre Admission Charges.

Cotswold Falconry Centre - Experiences

Flying Start Experience
During this hour-long experience, you will have the opportunity to meet a variety of different Birds of Prey, where you can take photos and hopefully learn a little bit about each of the birds. Under the guidance of one of our falconers, you will also experience the majesty of flying a bird to your gloved hand.
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Owl Experience
Experienced owl handlers will guide you through this hour-long opportunity to make the acquaintance of a variety of different owls from some of the smallest to the huge Eagle Owls. Admire their beauty and grace as they silently fly to your gloved hand in this close-up encounter perfect for owl lovers.
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The perfect gift for family, friend or loved one!

These fascinating and informative experiences make wonderful gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day - to name but a few!

Cotswold Falconry Centre - Disabled access

Cotswold Falconry Centre is almost entirely accessible by wheelchair and pushchair.
There is quite a steep slope at the entrance/exit.
However, an alternative gate on the flat ground can be opened on request.  

Cotswold Falconry Centre - Dog policy

Cotswold Falconry Centre does not allow dogs or other pets on the premises.
However, the remainder of Batsford Arboretum welcomes dogs, offering a pet-friendly environment.
Visitors requiring access for disability assistance dogs are kindly requested to contact the Centre via email before making a booking.

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