The Swinton Park Bird of Prey Centre opened an aviary in the hotel grounds in 2008. The aviary is the restored orangery and is a very short walk from the hotel, adjacent to the four acre walled garden and children’s play area.
The falconer is Sophie Abbott, who masterminded the launch of the Bird of Prey Centre, and lives within walking distance of the hotel.Sophie Abbott has lived on the Swinton Estate all her life, and having worked with Birds of Prey since the age of 12, is a highly skilled and passionate falconer.
Watching the birds of prey at the aviary and flying them to your hand is a thrilling experience. Both hotel guests and non-residents are welcome to enjoy this, which appeals to all age groups both in a leisure or corporate entertainment environment. Bookings can be taken for individuals and groups and gift vouchers are available for all experiences, making an ideal present.
Enjoy the range of falconry experiences available, including hawk and owl experiences and a half day of falconry. These provide a close insight into birds of prey as you learn to handle and fly them under the guidance of an experienced falconer. Families particularly enjoy the half hour “Taster Experience” or the hour long “Family Falconry Experience”.
Each experience provides a lot of hands on time with birds of prey and a varying range of species from hawks, falcons, owls and corvids all within our beautiful landscaped parkland. We also provide opportunities to witness the incredible natural hunting ability of the birds within surrounding estate.
The aviary is home for up to 12 birds at time, with owls, eagles, falcons and hawks in residence.
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As the Festive season approaches, this is a busy time for us all, buying presents and planning ahead for Christmas and New Year. We have some great accommodation offers which are perfect as a little pre-Christmas treat, or a restorative break after the whirlwind of Christmas activity.
Available between 27th – 28th December 2013 and 3rd - 4th January 2014 this package offers accommodation and breakfast for two nights with a three course seasonal menu each night in Samuel’s restaurant. Also included are a cream tea and a pre-dinner wine tasting with canapés. From £269 per room, per night. Click Festive Retreat for terms and details.
SWINTON PARK TENDER LOVING CARE
Our popular TLC package is available between 2nd January – 28th February 2014 for a little mid-winter cosseting. This comprises dinner, bed and breakfast together with complimentary perks and privileges that include a pre-dinner glass of champagne, an upgrade to the seven course Signature Tasting Menus at dinner in Samuel’s restaurant, with a selection of fine wines to complement each course and a spa gift for those booking a spa treatment. From £299 per room, per night. Click Swinton TLC for terms and details.
Low Season Rate
Running from 19th November 2013 – 13th February 2014, this offers a 20% discount on both standard B&B and Dinner Inclusive rates for two night stays between Tuesday to Thursday, excluding 26th – 28th December 2013. Click Low Season Rate for terms and details.
Please see our Special Offers page for details of all the above and other seasonal offers.