Falconry Courses & Activities


Activities and Training

The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre offers a wide variety of bird of prey training courses and activities - from one-hour Hawk Walks to Five-Day Hawking Courses - all from the centre in Thurstonfield, near Carlisle, Cumbria. There are activities and courses to suit all to give exciting days out in North Cumbria and South West Scotland.

You can book some activities yourself (below) or you can call up and schedule them as you wish using our automated calendar   For all other services please give us a call 01228 576158

All of our activities are designed for the participants, but if you are looking to make a day of it - why not add a few spectators onto the experience.   When you get to the check out - you can add as many spectators as you want.    All spectators get to take in the experience, but we do not allow spectators to handle birds.  

Family Session 

We now run a group session for one family in the same group for £75.00 and this will include access to the site for 1 hour and meeting all our birds. Especially designed for children. 


This one hour Couple's Experience is designed for couple's and is very popular.  An hour's experience with all of the birds in our centre, with as many of the birds as we can pack into the hour. 

If you love owls - then our one hour Owl Experience is the activity for you.  Designed for two persons (but you can add extra participants), you will get an in-depth experience exploring the four species on our site. 

If you look for a taste of falconry and don't want to break the bank the centre offers Hawk Walks. Lasting about one hour this is a great way to get some hands on experience, without taking a whole day.

The centre offers half-day activities. On a half day you can expect to fly around four or five different species on a more condensed version of the activity day.

Throughout the year the centre runs activity days: these are hands on days flying as many of the birds housed at the centre as possible.