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 can bring along a selection of birds from a range of owls, hawks, kestrels and even one of our impressive eagles! 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!
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
One 50 minute Daytime Educational Indoor Session: £150 incl. (£125+VAT) One 50 minute session indoors session at your school. Only valid up to 40 miles from the centre; travel expenses are included for schools within a 20 mile radius of the Falconry Centre. Any distance over 20 miles will be charged travel expenses of 40p per mile both ways for the full mileage.
SPECIAL OFFER: School Indoor talks in the Morning: 2 x 50 minute sessions in School: £180 incl. (£150+VAT) 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.
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 are included for schools within a 20 mile radius of the Falconry Centre. Any distance over 20 miles will be charged travel expenses of 40p per mile both ways for the full mileage. Weekdays Only
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. Travel expenses are included for schools within a 20 mile radius of the Falconry Centre. Any distance over 20 miles will be charged travel expenses of 40p per mile both ways for the full mileage, up to a maximum distance of 75 miles. Weekdays only.
Full Day Indoor Sessions in School: £420 incl. (£350+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. Travel expenses are included for schools within a 20 mile radius of the Falconry Centre. Any distance over 20 miles will be charged travel expenses of 40p per mile both ways for the full mileage. 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 40p/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.
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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