Mayfield Birds Of Prey | Falconry In Ireland

Family-Friendly Falconry Tour with Mayfields Birds of Prey

The family-friendly falconry tour with Mayfields Birds of Prey is a great way for families to get up close and personal with birds of prey. This experience is perfect for children who are not yet old enough to fly! The Waterford Greenway provides the perfect backdrop, as you handle, fly and see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Come visit us and get to see various types of hawks and owls from native Irish species to international birds of prey.

Whilst you enjoy and admire their flying skills in the displays, we intend for you to not only have gained an insight into their behaviours, but also take away an even greater appreciation of these amazing birds and a better understanding of their conservation needs.

For those that wish to take a step into the world of Falconry, we can offer you an insight into procedures, equipment, and training skills we use with our birds. There are plenty of opportunities for children to take part in the more hands on demonstrations.

A family day out with us can be easily combined with a cycle on the Greenway, lunch at the Coach house, a tour of the workhouses or an over night stay at the glamping all within walking distance.

Show & tell bird show (daily at 11.30am & 1.00pm)

This 60 minute show is suited for families and a younger audience. This experience is perfect for children who are not yet old enough to fly! Come listen to the falconer tell you about these wonderful birds and get your photo taken with them. Come handle the birds and meet them all.

  • Kids (Under 10) €10.00
  • Kids (Over 10) €15.00
  • Adults €20.00

Private Family Experience Flying The Birds

If you have older kids (teenagers) then you might consider joining our public birds of prey experience at €40 per adult. Alternatively you might want a more unique experience for just you and your family members where we give you the chance to check out these amazing birds alone with us for 2 hours, we can go for a short walk and get you involved in flying and feeding the birds. You will get lots of amazing photo opportunities and you will get to learn all about these magnificent birds and their habitats.

Pricing for private family experiences start from €200 and are available most days but booking ahead is a must.


"Mayfield Birds of Prey was an excellent experience, my husband and my five year old son both loved it. It was great to be able to see these birds so close and their owner Willie has such love for them and is the most knowledgeable and friendly man! Well worth a visit or even a re-visit. Covid regulations all excellent"
Caroline R
TripAdvisor Review, 2020