Unique Father’s Day Gift Idea: Falconry Experience at Bolton Castle

in North Yorkshire

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift that combines history, nature, and adventure? Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire offers an unforgettable experience for dads who are hard to shop for: a Falconry Day.

This medieval castle, one of the best-preserved in the country, provides a variety of falconry vouchers, making it a memorable gift choice.

Discover Falconry at Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle’s falconry experiences range in price and type, catering to different interests and budgets. The vouchers start at £60 per person and include a variety of experiences such as the Owl Experience, Hawk Walk, and full or half-day Falconry Experiences.

These unique offerings allow participants to engage closely with birds of prey and learn the basics of falconry from experienced falconers.

Owl Experience and Hawk Walk

For those who have a fascination with owls, the Owl Experience provides an intimate opportunity to interact with these majestic creatures. Participants will learn about their habits, care, and flight in a setting that blends education with awe.

The Hawk Walk, priced at £60 per person, is an immersive experience where participants take a guided walk through the stunning countryside surrounding Bolton Castle with a Harris Hawk on their arm. This experience not only offers breathtaking views but also insights into the world of falconry.

Half and Full Day Falconry Experiences

The Half Day Falconry Experience, available for £70 per person, offers a comprehensive introduction to falconry. Participants will spend half a day with the castle’s falconers, learning about the care, training, and flying of various birds of prey.

For those seeking a more in-depth adventure, the Full Day Falconry Experience at £140 per person includes all the elements of the half-day package, plus additional activities. This full-day experience allows participants to relax and explore the castle and its gardens, enjoy a light lunch, partake in an archery lesson and demonstration, and witness wild boar feeding.

Afternoon Tea at Bolton Castle

To conclude the falconry experience, why not indulge in a special Afternoon Tea in Bolton Castle’s Tea Room? For £24.50 per person, enjoy a selection of homemade savouries and cakes, served on a tiered plate with fine tea at a linen-dressed table. This culinary treat adds a touch of elegance and relaxation to the adventurous day.

Practical Information

Falconry vouchers at Bolton Castle are simple to purchase and are valid for 12 months, making them a flexible gift option. The minimum age for participation is 10 years, with children under 14 requiring adult accompaniment. Bookings for falconry experiences and afternoon tea require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

Bolton Castle, located in Wensleydale, is not only a venue for falconry but also a historic site perfect for family days out and weddings. For more information or to purchase vouchers, visit the castle’s website.

Contact Information

For general information on Bolton Castle, visit www.boltoncastle.co.uk.

Bolton Castle is near Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4ET. For direct inquiries, call 01969 623981 or email info@boltoncastle.co.uk.

Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the castle or the gardens, and should not be left unattended in hot cars. Refer to the castle’s home page for more details and alternative options for pets.

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