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Flying Demonstrations

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during these difficult times

Featuring a different feathered line up at each display

Please be aware that Flying Demonstrations are automatically cancelled in the event of rain.

Hobbledown's calendar showing peak and off peak days can be found on their website.

Link in the right hand text box below.

The aim of the Flying Demonstrations is to capture the imaginations of young and old alike, and encourage everyone to care about Birds of Prey.


During the demonstrations, many of the birds will work close, sometimes brushing their wing tips past your face, or flying so close to you, that their flying equipment trails over your head!

There are always plenty of opportunities to take pictures of the birds using any device, and we encourage you to do so.

The birds can be seen on static display at their beautiful

Woodland Weathering Ground, Tuesdays - Saturday from 11am until 2pm.

It is important to give the birds freedom of choice - Flying demonstrations take place at the Flying Ground (next to the Willow Maze), 12:30 and 3:30 Thursdays to Tuesdays on peak days, and 12pm and 2pm on off peak days. Flying demonstrations are automatically cancelled in the event of rain, or nobody present at the designated flying times.

With over 15 birds to exercise, you will often see us flying birds at other times during the course of each day.


Birds back flying in 2020


Please note that Hobbledown is a family attraction that has been built and designed for children and adults to play, learn and have fun together.


It is their policy not to allow adults into Hobbledown without children.


Please visit the Hobbledown website for more information

Dogs are NOT permitted on the Hobbledown site.

Please put them first, keep them safe and leave them at home.

The Raptor Centre is included in the admission price to Hobbledown - For entrance information, prices and events, please telephone the Hobbledown Office on

01372 848990

The Raptor Centre

Est. 1977