Get hands-on with the owls and hawks
On Friday 13 July, 10 lucky members received a hands-on falconry experience at Lainston House Hotel. Our members were guided through an exhilarating and informative falconry workshop by the hotel’s resident falconer – former Hampshire County cricketer Billy Taylor – with the opportunity to fly a variety of birds of prey on an unforgettable hawk walk through the beautiful Hampshire countryside, before returning to the hotel for a sumptuous two-course lunch.
Here's what our winners had to say about their experience:
Just a quick word to say a huge thanks to you, the AA, and Billy and his birds for a truly wonderful day. To handle those magnificent birds has been an ambition of mine for so many years, and to have an experience like Friday's was something that I will always remember. I hope that one day I might go back and see them again, but in the meantime keep up the good work, and I shall be keeping my eyes open for more Rewards events. Thanks again.
Thank you for a very pleasant day. I thought the day went very well – everyone there soon felt at ease with the birds, and I'm sure the rest of the group enjoyed the day as much as I did.
Many thanks for a great day – I’m still talking about it! It was brilliant!