We can bring along a selection of birds of prey from a range of owls, hawks, kestrels and even one of our impressive eagles into your school for the children to see up close and we will even fly some of them indoors in your school hall. As we house over 80 birds of prey, if you have any specific requirements (e.g. subjects that pupils are studying) 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! Sessions usually last for 50 minutes but this can be varied to suit your timetable / age group.
School visits are only available on weekdays during term time and during normal school hours. These sessions are only available for schools and academies; for all other talks, shows, care homes or events, please see our Shows & Events page.
To support teaching and learning, we have a conservation and information section on-line which provides more in depth information on owls and birds of prey – click here to see this section. We are also developing a range of free fun and educational resources for children, so please click here to access these resources.
WHAT WE OFFER FOR SCHOOLS:
One 50 minute Daytime Educational Indoor Session: £135 One 50 minute session indoors session at your school. (For Nursery and Reception we recommend 2 different groups of 25 minute sessions.) Travel expenses are included for schools within a 10 mile radius of the Falconry Centre.
SPECIAL OFFER SEPTEMBER UNTIL MARCH: School Indoor talks in the Morning: 2 x 50 minute sessions in School: £165 offer only valid within a 20 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. Offer valid from 1st September to 31st March.
Two 50 minute indoor sessions in schools: £225 Two sessions that are performed indoors in a school hall and which does not qualify for above special offer. Travel expenses are included for schools within a 10 mile radius of the Falconry Centre.
Half Day Indoor Sessions in School: £275 This is the same 50 minute session done throughout the morning or afternoon up to a maximum of 3 x 50 minute sessions, but we can do shorter sessions to fit in with your timetable. Travel expenses are included for schools within a 10 mile radius of the Falconry Centre.
Travel Expenses: Travel expenses are included in the price for schools within a 10 mile radius of The Falconry Centre.
|Travel Distance||Additional Charge|
|10 – 19 miles||£25.00|
|20 – 29 miles||£50.00|
|30 – 40 miles||£75.00|
We do not travel further than 40 miles. Schools located within or requiring travel through the Birmingham Clean Air Zone will also be charged the fee for doing so.
Please Note: For children to get the best out of our visit, we recommend a maximum of two classes per session. The maximum break between multiple sessions is 20 minutes. Dates are booked on a first come-first served basis. Once an appropriate date for both parties is agreed we will email you a booking form to complete. The booking will be confirmed by email when we receive back a completed form. These sessions are for educational purposes only; children will not be permitted to hold or stroke the birds. To discuss our availability, please call 01562 700014.
Please use this form to contact us in order to discuss your requirements.
Each of our professional falconers is fully DBS checked. Please note that from 1st October 2018 anyone breeding or training animals for exhibition or display will be required to have a licence to do so under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. The Falconry Centre, Hagley Ltd. is covered for this as we hold a current Zoo Licence. We also have full Public Liability Insurance and a comprehensive Risk Assessment for Schools.
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!”
– Victoria Denning, Year 1 Co-ordinator, Hallfield School, Edgbaston.