We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Falconry Experience”
Review of Hawks Of Steele

Hawks Of Steele
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Hawks of Steele is a family owned and run business we offer Falconry experiences, Courses, Educational visits, Wedding packages and Events throughout the Country. As a family we have had the pleasure of working with Birds of prey for over 30 years, our passion is to give other people the chance to experience the wonders of these beautiful birds.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Being up close and personal with hawks and owls has been on my 'to do' list for a long time. I can't praise Hawks of Steel enough. This was one of the best things I've done in ages! Booking was easy, the weather was perfect, Carl and Colin were very knowledgeable, friendly, amusing and professional. But the stars of the show were most certainly the birds themselves. Every one had a different character and I felt quite honoured having them perched on my arm.
Thank you very much to the whole team. I can't wait to do it again.

Thank Henny1705
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (849)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"meerkat experience"
in 81 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 60 reviews
"golden eagle"
in 50 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 36 reviews
"barn owl"
in 26 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 33 reviews
"wheelgate park"
in 17 reviews
"thoresby hall"
in 24 reviews
"hour experience"
in 15 reviews
"all ages"
in 46 reviews
"fantastic morning"
in 12 reviews
"owl handling"
in 12 reviews
"sherwood pines"
in 16 reviews
"these guys"
in 17 reviews
"sit on the floor"
in 8 reviews
"birthday present"
in 21 reviews
"small group"
in 16 reviews

55 - 59 of 849 reviews

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Sorry to say booked this through groupon and added my husband so total cost £60 for the 3 of us for a 45 minute experience, was nice for about 10 minute but then boring there were 11 in total and you sat inside and they introduced you to two meerkats very cute could walk all over you and you passed a ball to feed them two issues one the meet cats got full as the first people fed them a lot so lost interest and they also just wanted to sleep on one person the instructor tried to entertain but kept on repeating himself and ended up shopping wing photos on his phone after 15 minutes my 13 year old husband as I were bored

Thank Anna R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Clare S, Owner at Hawks Of Steele, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your email, we would like to explain that obviously the welfare of the meerkats are our main priority they are not there to perform for the public, we would not in any case make them doing anything they didn't want to, the phone part of the experience shows videos of the meerkats when they were babies this is shown in every experience to show people what our meerkats were like growing up as you will see from other reviews this is something people enjoy and is educational. We are sorry you didn't find this experience more entertaining but as i have mentioned meerkats are animals and their welfare comes first.

Thank you.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Had a great time meeting the meerkats and learning about them. I had them lying on my knee going to sleep

Thank Sharon F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic time lots of one on one time with all the birds very friendly and experienced handlers, the hawks obviously had a great loving relationship with them. Would recommend to anyone

Thank Julia D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at wheegate, the kids loved it, especially when they got to be involved in holding the owls! Would definitely go again!
Very informative, even I learnt a few things never mind the kids

Thank Samantha T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hawks Of Steele also viewed

Nottinghamshire, England
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Been to Hawks Of Steele? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing