The Falconer's Quest
To ensure you have a safe experience at the Falconer's Quest show we have made a few alterations. You will be greeted by a host who will direct you to an allocated space on the viewing area. Please follow the instructions on the day and stay within your allocated zone. You'll get a great view of the birds from anywhere on the riverbank so don't worry where you are placed. Then simply look up and enjoy the show!
Please note there is a limited availability of benches in The Falconer's Quest arena. To avoid disappointment, please arrive 30 minutes before the show is due to start.
Show Times are 12.30pm & 3:30pm
The UK's Biggest Birds of Prey Show
Marvel at the skies overhead as high-flying birds of prey take flight!
Featuring up to 60 magnificent birds with huge wingspans of up to 9 foot, this impressive show will have you amazed as you discover wild and wonderful bird species from across the globe, including the world's fastest bird species, heaviest eagle and largest owl species, to name a few!
Join the Falconer on a quest for the finest birds in the land in an all-action, dynamic display of acrobatics, all set in a stunning riverside location in the castle grounds.
Get up close
It's 1356 and the fisherman's son, Hobby, is on an epic quest to prove himself as an aspiring Falconer, by finding the world's most magnificent birds of prey and proving his place to the Earl of Warwick.
Join Hobby as they search the skies overhead on a quest to find the finest birds in all the land. Immerse yourself in a 360 degree arena and become a part of the live action show as the birds fly overhead. Enjoy incredible aerial acrobatics by some of the world’s largest birds and let your imagination soar as up to 30 birds take to the skies in this inspirational finale.
Meet The Birds
Wing span: 2.75m
Bearded Vultures feed mainly on bones, if a piece of bone is too big, they pick it up in their talons and drop them from height to break it in pieces.
Wing span: 4ft4
The Eagle owl is the largest owl species in the world! This type of Eagle Owl is the only type of owl to have pink eyelids.
Wing span: 1.3ft
Harris Hawks are very smart and sociable birds and so like to hunt in packs. This type of hunting behaviour is where this guy got his name from - Wolf.
Wing span: 1.2ft
Did you know that Barn Owls have lop-sided ears? One is higher than the other, which helps them to pinpoint exactly where tiny sounds are coming from.
Wing span: 9ft
A true marvel to watch, this large, mischievous bird is a national symbol of six countries and is a symbol of power and health in ancient Andean mythology.
Steller's Sea Eagle
Wing span: 8ft
The Steller's Sea Eagle is the heaviest Eagle in the world! Their dark brown and black plumage contrasts beautifully with their yellow bill and feet.
Wing span: 3.7ft
The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal in the world! This bird of prey spends its time reaching speeds of over 200mph, whilst diving for prey.
Wing span: 7.5ft
The Bald Eagle is the national bird of America and they are not actually bald. The name comes from an older meaning of the word, "white headed".
The Falconer's Quest was mesmerising, with the birds swooping around the audience