The ancient field sport of Falconry, or the ‘Sport of Kings’ has over 4000 years of history and has been widely used to develop valuable leadership skills in different cultures around the world.
A falconry outdoor team building experience is a fantastically memorable and rewarding team building event. The activity involves an Expert Falconer displaying his birds in action, demonstrating the unique way in which bird and handler work together in unison.
The activity begins with the Falconer introducing the magnificent birds of prey, including an impressive selection of falcons, hawks and owls. The group will learn about the history of falconry as well as the basic commands of how to fly birds of prey. Participants are then invited to experience the thrill of actually handling and flying the birds by themselves.
Falconry is great as a standalone activity but it is also available as part of our ‘Ancient Pursuits’ Multi Activity Day along with Traditional Longbows, Axe Throwing and Segway Jousting. We also offer informative and entertaining static Falconry Displays for events such as Family Fun Days.
Falconry is suitable for all abilities, age ranges and levels of fitness, making this activity a very accessible choice for events such as corporate team building, staff away days and hen and stag parties. The activity is great fun for those who participate, but it is fascinating for spectators as well.
> Encourages Collaborative Working
> Enhances Communication
> Inspires and Motivates Staff
> Boosts Morale
> Builds Confidence and Self-Belief
> Highlights Natural Leadership Skills
Benefits Of Falconry
TYPICAL DURATION: 1.5 - 2 hours
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 people
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 15 people*
REQUIREMENTS: A suitable outdoor area
WHAT'S INCLUDED? Expert falconer, selection of birds of prey and necessary equipment
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Professional photographer or videographer to capture the event
WORKS WELL WITH: Any other Country Sports Activities or outdoor team building activities but is effective as a standalone event
AVAILABILITY: Across the UK - Need a Venue? Try or FREE Venue Finding Service
*Additional team building activities are recommended for groups larger than 15 delegates.
14:00 - ACTIVITY START
After a short briefing, our expert Falconer will teach delegates about the history of falconry as well as some interesting facts about flying birds of prey.
After a short demonstration, participants will then be taught the basic commands of how to fly the birds. Under the watchful eye of our Falconer, delegates will get the opportunity to handle and fly the birds themselves.
15:00 - OPTIONAL REFRESHMENT BREAK
There will be another flying opportunity for delegates after the optional refreshment break.
16:15 - ACTIVITY END
*Example format only. Timings based on a 1.5-2 hour activity duration for 15 people Format subject to change on the event day depending on conditions that may be beyond the control of our facilitator. Refreshments usually provided by your chosen venue as part of your delegate package.
Multi-Activity Option: 'Ancient Pursuits'
Looking for a Multi Activity Day to incorporate a Falconry team building event? The below team building activities work really well together so we have created 'Ancient Pursuits' option for clients who want to keep all participants busy for the whole duration of the event. This option is ideal for larger groups as they can rotate around each zone and experience each activity. Activities can be run with a competitive element culminating with an awards ceremony, or just for fun. Simply choose a combination of 2, 3 or 4 activities to build the package that is right for you. Drop us an email, submit a form submission or call us with your requirements and we'll get back to you with a quotation.