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Falconry Day

19th Aug 2020 10:00 - 17:00

Falconry Day | Family events | Exbury Gardens | New Forest, Hampshire

We are very excited to be joined by Toby Puddle of South Wilts Falconry this summer, with a falconry day specially designed to showcase a beautiful selection of birds of prey, whilst maintaining social distancing and other hygiene measures.

Toby has been a practicing falconer for over 18 years and has had the privilege in working with some of the country's most respected faces within the sport.


Area titled 'The Park' on the Map & Guide (available from Visitor Entrance). Please ask a member of staff at the Visitor Entrance if you're unsure.


The day will consist of two flying displays at 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Between displays, a range of birds of prey will be on show for visitors to watch.

To maintain social distancing, visitors may be allocated to a specific performance of an event, according to their gardens arrival time slot. For example, if you arrive at 10am, you'll see the 12.30pm display, if you arrive at 2pm, you'll see the 3.30pm display.


Free to paying visitors or Friends of Exbury members. Book your visit by clicking the button below.

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Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Falconry safety measures
  • 2 metre queue distance markers and one-way system when looking at birds.
  • No physical contact with birds.
  • Distance-marked safety barriers in place between birds and public.
  • 2-metre social distancing markers around flying ‘arena’.

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‘A truly fantastic day out. My wife and I were bowled over by the amazing spring colours of rhododendrons and azaleas and there was literally colour everywhere. There are beautiful areas to walk through as well as places to sit. We took a picnic in the hope of being able to sit by one of the ponds and were not disappointed – the reflections were as spectacular as the real thing! The next thing we want to do is return in the autumn to see the colours change as it must be beautiful’

David Parker, Christchurch

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