Welcome to Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Opening times: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Grand Opening 29th March
Daily except Tuesday and Thursday
Falconry Displays 11.30am & 2.30pm
Dates for Photography Afternoons:
Tuesday 11th March
Monday 7th April
Wednesday 23rd April
Wednesday 14th May
Wednesday 11th June
Sunday 13th April - Spaces - Full Day
Please email to book.
Dear Tori and Dave
Thank you both very much again for such an excellent visit last week. Everyone's still talking about it!
"As part of a Year 8 Literacy Project linked to the natural environment, wildlife and rural crafts, we arranged for David and Tori of Northside Falconry to visit the school. It proved to be one of the highlights of the whole project!
Tori’s enthusiasm for her birds of prey and the art of falconry was infectious, her sharing of knowledge and stories fast-paced, highly informative, focused and entertaining. She actively sought the students’ participation through asking them questions linked to their own experiences, encouraging them to ask her questions, allowing them to see the birds close up and inviting them to hold the birds on their own gloved hands. They saw a range of birds feed and fly, swooping low over their heads across the hall.
It was an exciting and novel experience which kept our students (and staff!) fully engaged, engendering in them a respect for birds of prey and deepening their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the art of falconry. It stimulated much discussion afterwards as word spread, together with news that Head of School, Miss Byron, had finally been outstared, by Ozzie the Eagle Owl!
Jaquie Holloway - Arts Co-ordinator - St John's School and Sixth Form College, a Catholic Academy
Tori, Everyone has been delighted and enjoyed every moment of the
afternoon. Your approach is wonderful, i'll be in touch and you will be
Located in the stunning grounds of Walworth Castle in County Durham, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey aims to provide guests with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience birds of prey up close and aims to provide a professional, friendly and informative falconry experience.
Please note we have changed names from Northside Falconry but everything else is just the same :)
If you would like to learn more about our Falconry Experiences, Hawk Walks, Photography Afternoons, Birthday Parties, School Visits, Wedding Ring Delivery, Display Team or any other information, please contact us on:
My wife bought me a falconry day for Christmas. It was just the two of
us, and we were met by Tori in the Hotel reception. We later met David. They
both made us feel welcome, and their knowledge of the birds is
first-rate. They clearly care a lot for the birds. Flying them was
fantastic - I felt I had a smile on my face all day! I can recommend it
We booked a hawk walk as an 80th birthday treat for my father. It was
postponed from Easter, due to bad weather, but it was definitely worth
waiting for! By August the falconry had moved to a wonderful new
location in the grounds of The Walworth Castle Hotel. We were made very
welcome by Tori and David and were first shown round the new falconry
centre, which will soon also be open to visitors, who are not taking
part in one of the hawk walks or hunting days. We were introduced to the
individual birds and their stories. We were also given lots of
fascinating information about birds of prey, whilst Frankie, a Harris
hawk was prepared for the walk. In spite of some drizzle we were able to
go ahead and fly Frankie in the grounds of the castle and on a walk
through the woods. Tori's enthusiasm and knowledge made the experience
Helen.We all had the greatest time yesterday. It was all really fantastic. From the weather, those incredible birds, wonderful displays, delicious lunch, the added bonus of the hunt and the welcome and kindness of you both. The boys said it was the best day they had ever had and Christian and I loved it too.
My partner booked a Hawk Walk for my birthday as I'd mentioned it was
something I'd always wanted to do. I certainly wasn't disappointed. It
was probably the best few hours of the year. Tori and Dave are extremely
knowledgeable and friendly and made the whole experience so enjoyable.
I bought a hawk walk experience for my dad (my mum, 3 year old daughter and I tagged along). It involved taking a walk through the woodland with a Harris Hawk for company. We had a brilliant time and well worth the money! Both Tori and David were very welcoming and made us feel like we were walking with friends. Learning about the birds was fascinating and having a hawk fly to your gloved hand was awesome. Tori was lovely with my daughter - she got to meet the ferrets and puppies. We all found the day to be such a great experience that I would recommend it to anyone .