Millets Falconry Centre is an independent business situated within the Millets Farm complex. Owned and run by James and Sharon Channon we opened at Millets in May 2013 after successfully running Fallowfields Falconry for 10+ years.
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm (Open Mondays during school holidays and bank holidays) Last Entry 4.15pm
Daily Flying Demonstrations.
Please see our website for opening times and demonstration times.
Hands-on experiences are also available (pre-booking only).
Millets Falconry Centre is also available for private bookings.
Entrance Fee: Adult £6.95, Children 0-3yrs Free, 3-15yrs £3.95, Concessions £4.95, Family of 4 (2 x A + 2 x C) £20.00.
(concessions include:Seniors, Disabled, Carer, Military & Student)
Tickets are valid all day and allow customers to leave the area and return throughout the day.
All under 16's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Sorry we cannot allow dogs into the Falconry Centre.
This recommendation was made verbally by a parent speaking to the KalliKids team and confirmed in writing.
We went at Easter with my son, a friend of his, and his friend's mum. The first thing that struck me was that it was an amazingly well run centre. It was immaculate from the first point you see the birds. The birds are not stressed, they look happy, and their areas are clean, and it's well run. First of all the boys just ran around looking at the birds, then they listened to a talk about snowy owls. The person who did the talk was really engaging, the children were really drawn into it. It was educational, but not heavy. The structure of the place and what they do there was lovely, with demonstrations, talks, time to do different things. The boys were hooked. It was incredibly good value, and it was an oasis of calm in there. The children were so blown away that they are having their birthday party there in the autumn. James, who I think is the manager there, was great in his talk. It was utterly enthralling. The birds' wings literally touched your head as they flew over you. It was just a really good fun place to go, and educational too, tremendous fun.
They have been open for about two years, and we have visited there about once a month over that time. We find it incredibly good value for a bird of prey centre. As they are located at Millets Farm, there is a large outside play area which is free and there are also farm animals and lake birds to feed, which is also free.
You pay to enter the Centre for the displays, but it is very reasonable and you can make a whole day of it. As there are three displays a day, spread through the day, you are able to go in and out to have a picnic or go to the play area in between the displays. They have 70 or 80 different birds of prey there, and at each display about four or five different birds fly. The bird displays are such a good experience, my daughter loves it. She really loves being able to see all the birds, as you can walk through all the pens and aviaries.
The flying display is well explained and the birds are very close to you. They fly over your head, you are immersed in it. My daughter has a favorite bird which she likes going back to see. They also do different events throughout the year, for example they had a reptile day, ferret racing, an owl evening, and a time when you could have your photograph taken with the birds. My daughter just loves feeling so involved, and she likes learning about the birds. The staff are so friendly and approachable. We've also taken quite a few friends and relatives there, and they have also enjoyed it too.
We went for a day out on a family ticket, and we had a really good day, the kids loved it. You could go in and out of the different areas, and see different displays of the birds. The staff really knew their stuff and talked in the way that kept the children's attention. It was laid out well, and there was space for the children to roam around safely, for example they could run ahead of us, and you didn't need to worry about them. There were different feeding displays, which were really good. Even though it was the school holidays, and it was quite busy, it never felt really crowded. We have been to other falconry places, but here we learn stuff we haven't learnt before. They gave you more of an insight into the birds. You could make a whole day of it there, and it was a really good day out for the family, and for everyone. I was really impressed. The only thing I would change would be a slightly better toilet area near the entrance, which would be good.
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