Dorset opens its first falconry park

Dorset opens its first falconry park

Published by George Sharpe at 1:42pm 8th July 2019. (Updated at 5:19pm 8th July 2019)

Xtreme Falconry is now open to the public, with over 50 different species of birds of prey.

The new centre, founded by husband and wife Martin and Tara Ballam, takes in rescued and unwanted birds to be rehomed.

They're giving us the opportunity to learn and experience the many types of birds on site such as owls, falcons, eagles and hawks.

Xtreme Falcony looks after over 50 species of birds
Xtreme Falcony looks after over 50 species of birds

Founder Martin Ballam said:

"Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire people regarding birds of prey and help them to gain the respect they deserve.

"We currently have some adorable baby owls born here at the park, including five-week-old Great Grey Owls, which have incredibly sensitive hearing in order to track their prey under snow."

The park will be open every day throughout the summer holidays 10am to 5pm (standard opening: Wednesday - Sunday).

Flying displays will take place twice a day throughout the summer holidays, at 11:00am and 3:30pm.

Prices:

  • Adult - £9.00
  • Child (3+)/Concessions - £7.00
  • Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) - £30.00
  • For group bookings, please contact the park
  • Last admission 4pm

Xtreme Falconry is situation at Lewell Mill Lane, Lewell, just outside Dorchester.

If you want any further information visit their website or call 01305 250710.