We can bring along a selection of birds of prey into your school for the children to see up close and we even fly some of them indoors.

We bring along some native species of birds of prey from a selection of: Little Owl, Long-eared Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon and Golden Eagle.

Also we bring a few species of raptors from around the world, from a selection of: American Kestrel, Bald Eagle, Chaco Owl, Harris Hawk, Spectacled Owl and various species of Eagle Owls.

As we house over 80 birds of prey, if you have any specific requirements then please contact us to discuss them.

A usual team of birds for these sessions consists of 5  different species of birds mentioned above. We adapt the content of each session according to the age group. As well as flying the birds we talk about the physical adaptations of birds of prey and owls, also the habitat, habits and diet of these birds in the wild. These sessions are performed inside (preferably a school hall), so we never have to worry about the unpredictable weather!

We now have a conservation and information section on-line which provides more in depth information on birds of prey - click here to see this section

WHAT WE CAN OFFER AND COSTS:

One 50 minute Daytime Educational Indoor Session: £150 incl. (£125+VAT) One 50 minute session in School, Care Home or Day Centre. Only valid up to 40 miles from the centre; travel expenses included up to 20 miles, 20-40 miles expenses @ 30p per mile both ways.

SPECIAL OFFER: School Indoor talks in the Morning: 2 x 50 minute sessions in School: £180 incl. (£150+VAT) offer only valid for a 40 miles radius of the Falconry Centre in term time only. The two sessions are the same and are to run as close together as possible (maximum of 20 minutes between the sessions) with a finish time before 12pm. Travel expenses included up to 20 miles, 20-40 miles expenses @ 30p per mile both ways. Weekdays only.

Two 50 minute indoor sessions in schools: £240 incl. (£200+VAT) Two sessions that are performed in school hall and does not qualify for above special offer. Only and within 40 miles of the Falconry Centre. Travel expenses included up to 20 miles, 20-40 miles expenses @ 30p per mile both ways.

Half Day Indoor Sessions in School: £300 incl. (£250+VAT) This is the same 50 minute session done throughout the morning or afternoon - sessions can be shorter to fit in with your timetable (plus travel expenses @ 30p per mile if over 40 miles, only available up to 75 miles) Weekdays only.

Full Day Indoor Sessions in School: £384 incl. (£320+VAT) This is the same 50 minute session done a number of times through the day- but can be shorter sessions to fit in with your timetable (plus travel expenses @ 30p per mile if over 40 miles) Weekdays only.

The Falconry Centre holds a current Zoo Licence and therefore we have full public liability insurance on and off site. Each professional falconer holds a Performing Animals Licence and we have current Animal Transportation Certificates. A copy of our insurance and risk assessment can be sent to you after your booking is made.

Please Note: Travel expenses will be charged at 30p/mile (both ways). Dates are booked on a first come-first serve basis. Once an appropriate date for both parties is established we will email you a booking form to complete. The booking will be deemed as confirmed when we receive back a completed form. To book, please call 01562 700014.

TESTIMONIALS:

The Sanctuary Learning Centre (Blessed Edward Catholic School, Worcester). Sanctuary have been visiting and visited by Hagley Falconry Centre for the past six years and in the words of the children: "It's fantastic! Amazing! Brilliant! 10/10! Can we go again!". We thoroughly recommend everyone to visit and experience the beauty of these birds of prey in flight, the education, the entertainment and the skill of the dedicated staff. Carry on for ever, Hagley Falconry Centre, we love it! Phil Powell, Sanctuary Associate.

Dear Andy. Thank you very much for bringing the birds into school on 16th June. The children and staff really enjoyed the experience and it tied in well with our History topic on the medieval times. When writing about it afterwards it made me laugh to find one of the children wrote "Andy brought in a cholesterol which is a bird of prey"!! Says a lot about today's world! Kind Regards, Yours sincerely, Victoria Denning, Year 1 Co-ordinator, Hallfield School, Edgbaston.

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