Devon Falconry centre

Woodlands Falconry Centre is one of the best in the UK. The indoor aviaries and outdoor flying ground are superb. They are designed not only to show off these beautiful birds but to give them the most comfortable and natural conditions as possible. The Zoo inspectors said the weathering’s are some of the best they have seen in the country. Woodlands Falconry Centre is home to a large selection magnificent birds of prey. From the small little Burrowing Owls Ernie & Els to Malachite the Indian Tawny Eagle.

Please Note: During the Winter the Falconry Centre is open for you to view all the Birds of Prey but there will be no flying displays.


Daily Displays at 12.30pm & 3pm

Join us for a glimpse into the spectacular and magical world of birds of prey. Watch our birds soaring and swooping over the beautiful Devon countryside.  Our highly skilled Falconers have produced a wonderful display to show the variety of our birds and their skills.  You could be the lucky one to hold one of these magnificent birds on your gloved arm. The spectacular display with great talks from our Falconers will entertain all the family with plenty of time for questions and interactions.

Please note: The Birds of Prey cannot be flown in the rain, windy periods or extreme temperatures.

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Bird flying

Falconry Flying Displays

The breathtaking aerial displays at Woodlands Falconry Centre show off the magnificent collection of Eagles, Owls, Hawks and Falconry Birds.  Our Indian Tawny Eagle has a giant wingspan, look out for his great talons which are designed to snatch heavy prey. Our highly experienced Falconers have a unique knowledge of the art of Falconry and the habits of Raptors around the world. They will happily discuss the birds hunting skills, what they eat, the history of Falconry and all the questions you have ever wanted to ask about the wonderful world of Birds of Prey.

Flying Displays take place at the Falconry Centre 12.30 & 3.00pm daily Easter to end of October, park opening & weather permitting. Entry to the Falconry Centre and its excellent displays are free, an added bonus to make your day out at Woodlands Family Theme Park even more special.

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Owl flying

Group Hawk Talks

To give a dash of wild interaction book a Falconry Group Talk. Your group will not be disappointed as the highly skilled Falconers are masters of interactive flying displays and entertaining anecdotes. Their bonding and knowledge of their birds of prey is unbelievable. They know exactly how to encourage the birds to present spectacular shows for your family. There is time for questions and you may even be the lucky one to hold one of the most beautiful birds on the planet.

Your group joins the audience for the 40 minute flying display at 12.30pm or 3.00pm, your 30 minute talk follows, making education fun with a fascinating flow on the characteristics, hunting methods and habitats of each bird under discussion. Free to groups – please phone 01803 712598 to book.

Burrowing Owls Ernie & Els


Two adorable Burrowing Owls were hatched at Woodlands Family Theme Park located near Dartmouth. Click here for the full story.