Yes and No. The Utah Sky Trials can be a wonderful family event. However, some younger family members often get bored easily after a “long drive” and especially when they can’t see what everyone is staring at 1000 feet into the air. Our only concern with children at the Sky Trials is when they want to explore out away from the crowd.
Our birds are trained to fly high and follow usually a single person. When children are playing out away from the crowd, the falcons may want to follow them instead of the falconer, causing a serious distraction.
Please help us keep your children within the boundaries of the crowd.
Another great option for children to see falcons and hawks up close is Winterfest held in Sandy, Utah on January 30, 2016. It begins at 10:00 am at Lonepeak Park (10140 S. 700 E. Sandy, Utah 84070.) For more information, visit the Facebook page: Winterfest 2016
We hope you find opportunities to let your children see the falcons up close and to get a glimpse into the passion and art of falconry.