My partner and I did the Raptor Encounter yesterday morning and to be honest we were blown away, it smashed expectations. The experience is very personal, with a wealth of information, there is a lot to take in with so many different breeds of bird to meet in such a short space of time. Of these we had a chance to fly 4 different breeds (Kestrel, Owl, Hawk and Eagle) landing on the glove, with a demonstration of a 5th (Falcon) catching a moving lure, rather than landing on a glove. Of course the birds you get to fly depends on which ones are hungry when you arrive! In addition to this, we had a chance to meet a couple of other birds in the aviary, including a Raven and an Eagle Owl. As well as a Striated Caracara who solved puzzles to get its food, demonstrating its intelligence as well as colour recognition. I feel the experience was great value for money with the right balance of being relaxed but also engaging. Amy was very welcoming and came across very passionate about the subject, answering every question we could think of asking. She was also happy for us to take pictures during our experience. The highlight for me was hand feeding a barn owl, a rare opportunity I understand, but this particular birds training and past dictated special treatment. In addition to this, having an eagle swoop onto the glove and then be content to just sit there and let you admire him was an amazing opportunity too.