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Falconry Experience Wales

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Amazing Raptor experience

Memorable afternoon spent in the company of Barry and Luce and their incredible family of birds... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
John Y
Dudley, United Kingdom
Most amazing experience

This has been the most amazing day! We so much enjoyed learning more about their beautiful birds... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Joy F
via mobile
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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 7 July 2018

Memorable afternoon spent in the company of Barry and Luce and their incredible family of birds. The depth of knowledge here is staggering, two people who have gravitated together from their love of birds of prey and a common interest in conservation and protection. My...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This has been the most amazing day! We so much enjoyed learning more about their beautiful birds and being able to handle them. Luce and Barry are warm and welcoming, knowledgeable and passionate about their birds. They have an amazing variety of birds and they...More

Thank Joy F
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This afternoon visit to the most beautiful valley was a true experience. We all learned so much. The birds are truly loved and respected, not 'used'. They do what birds in the wild do. Did I ever expect to have a Bald Eagle on my...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Forge is set in amazingly beautiful countryside and the Falconry Experience was a memorable experience. Just listening to Luce and Barry talk very knowledgeably about the birds with such enthusiasm was fantastic. I have learned a lot from this visit. A big thank to...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We went for an afternoon session with Barry and Luce and were amazed by their breadth of knowledge of the birds physiology and behaviour. We loved it! The birds we handled included, owls, eagles, hawks and falcons, all with a story and a life history!...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

My sister and I booked the Just For You Falconry experience during our trip to Wales in June 2018. It was one of the most interesting and exciting days of our trip. Barry and Luce have an encyclopedic knowledge of the birds and their history...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Had a wonderful afternoon and brilliant weather thankfully for our afternoon experience. Both Luce and Barry are a lovely and welcoming couple who care so deeply for their birds, educating others and helping with conservation and rehabilitation/release for injured wild birds in the area. I...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

My partner booked this for my birthday so all I knew was that it was a "falconry experience". My expectation was that I would turn up, stand on a hill and put my arm out whilst a bird flew up and took a treat from...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This was a true day of a lifetime. My niece and nephews and all the adults who watched had one of thebestdaysoutweveeverhad. The kids were transfixed at the birds and gettingto fly them and Tilly was over the moon at getting to hold owls, she's...More

1  Thank astradling
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A short cab ride from Machynlleth gets one into the lush green hills of central Wales, where Barry and Luce reside with their remarkable collection of birds of prey. To say that our hosts were knowledgeable understates their encyclopedic knowledge of birds of prey. The...More

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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