Falconry Experiences at Lainston House

With 63 acres of Hampshire countryside at our disposal, we thought it was high time to offer our hotel guests something unique and truly spectacular! So we invite you to get up close and personal with our beautiful birds of prey including Benji and Bella our Bengal eagle owls, Harris hawks Lottie and Jacob as well as Mumble our Chaco Owl.

See falconry displays at Lainston House Hotel in HampshireOn site FALCONRY displays

Experience the true art of falconry with Billy, our resident falconer. Located in the fantastic surroundings of our Kitchen Gardens, residents and non-residents alike will be welcomed to enjoy our weekly displays on Sundays where you’ll be able to see a selection of birds and be able to talk to our resident expert, Billy Taylor.

  • Summer Sunday display at 11:30aM and 2:30pm

Summer Timetable: Every Sunday from 13th April - 30th September

No displays on the last Sunday of each month between the 1st October - 28th February

Call to reserve your spaces on 01962 776088 or email enquiries@lainstonhouse.com

Art of Falconry Experience – approx 2.5 hours
(Key season: October – March)

A morning or afternoon spent with birds of prey is quite unforgettable. You will meet the birds of prey, observe their individual characteristics and see close up the partnership that exists between falconers and their birds. You will be shown how to train and handle the Raptors as well as try hunting with them.

2.5 hours: £110.00 per person

Hawk & Owl Walks – approx 1 hour
(Key season: September – March for Hawk Walk / April – October for Owl Walks)

Join Billy and fly his Harris Hawks and Owls around some stunningly beautiful Hampshire countryside. You will have the chance to see these magnificent birds of prey in their natural environment.

Hawk Walk: £55.00 per person 
Owl Walk: £55.00 per person

Birds of Prey Experience - approx 1.5 hours

(Key season: all year)

For those wishing to make the very most of their opportunity of seeing our beautiful birds of prey, this experience combines both a handling and flying aspect to show the true majesty of this ancient pastime.

1.5 hours: £75.00 per person

Static or Flying & Handling Display – 1 Hour

For corporate events or weddings why not WOW your guests with an amazing flying display from Billy’s wonderful birds. The birds will be tethered so that your guests can get a close view of their natural beauty and Billy will fly them and answer any questions they might have. Please note this is not an interactive experience. The display will last approx 20 minutes but additional displays can be purchased.

Static Display: £250.00
Flying Display: £350.00

Give an experience!

Falconry experience days make the perfect present! All falconry experiences available as a gift voucher.

Take me to the falconry gift vouchers!

Lainston House Hotel in Hampshire is home to a number of birds of prayThe Perfect Proposal

Looking for a proposal with a difference? Look no further! Come to us and enjoy a late lunch, take a stroll through the grounds before having an owl soar to you with a ring in his grasp. What could be more perfect?

Wedding Ring Bearer

What better way to have your wedding rings delivered on your special day than with a beautiful Barn owl flying silently down to the aisle. An amazing experience and one your wedding guests will never forget. The owl will deliver your rings and will stay around after the ceremony for your guests to take a closer look.

£275 for Ring delivery and 20 minute static display (flying display not included)

Stunning faclonry displays at Lainston House Hotel in HampshireSchools, fayres, fetes, assemblies

If you’re looking to organise an event to remember, falconry is definitely a good starting point! Billy will be more than happy to help and with birds to entertain all, they’ll never be a dull moment.  Please just call us to discuss your ideas.

Looking to book Billy? Call 01962 776088

Learn about Billy and his birds

Fantastic falconry at Lainston House Hotel in HampshireSponsorship

Why not sponsor your very own bird of prey. Sponsorship will go directly towards the day to day costs of care, including feeding, maintenance and veterinary costs. The perfect unusual gift for all ages!

A one year sponsorship includes: certificate, photo of your selected bird of prey, cuddly owl toy, personalised birthday card and private 30 minute handling session with your sponsored bird.

Bengal Eagle owl: £125 per year

Barn owl: £125 per year

Chacho owl: £125 per year

Harris Hawk: £160 per year

What to do next...

If you like the sound of meeting some of our gorgeous owls and hawks please get in touch, they'd love to meet you too!

Simply call 01962 776088 to check availability


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