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The Centre of Hocus Pocus - October 27th to November 2nd 11am or 2pm

Let us entertain you and your family this October Halloween half term, from October 27th to November 2nd at 11.00am or 2.00pm join us at the bird of prey centre. Handle and fly many different species of owls, enter our pumpkin room where each child will get to carve thier own pumpkin and take it home and enjoy a glass of witches brew and a spooky cup cake. The experience lasts for approximately two hours and is suitable for all ages.

Children £18.00 Adults £10.00 - Includes entry into the centre all day!

Call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766 to book your places

New For Hawking Season 2014 - Game hawking with Evening Game dinner

Experience British Falconry at its best, join us this Hawking season for a fantastic afternoon out flying and hunting with a team of hawks. The experience starts at 1.00pm where you will be met by the falconers and the hawking team, head out in the landrovers where you will get to hunt with your own hawk for the afternoon. As we walk through the woodland the hawks follow on through the canopy of the trees in search of a variety of quarry before swooping down to the fist. At first hand see the hawks working as a team showing determination within every flight. At 4.30pm we arrive back at the centre, once the hawks are settled for the night you then go on to sit back and enjoy a homecooked game dinner. Enjoy many types of food including venision, pheasant, pies and more. After an afternoon hawking a heart warming meal will be the perfect end to the day.

£145.00 per person, comes with an attractive gift vouhcer which is valid for 12 months, you choose the date and you fly the birds. Call 01234 742362 for more information.

The ESF Falconry Club - Open for membership NOW

NEW FOR 2015 - Are you interested in learning the art of Falconry? We are opening a new club for adults to learn all about falconry, the training and housing of birds of prey. The club will run for 10 months with one meeting a month on the first Sunday of each month from 10.00am to 1.00pm. During the 10 month course you will have the opportunity to learn all about birds of prey and falconry; learn the falconers knot and the safety of handling birds of prey, the falconers language, go out hunting with Harris Hawks, make equipment, handle and fly various species of birds, law, health and more. Each member will be given a pack of course notes which they can keep and at the end of the 10 months will receive a certificate of completion. The total cost for the 10 month membership is £276.00, payment can be made in full or can be broken down into 3 instalments of £92.00. Membership is limited, for more information or to book your place please call the office on 01234 742362.

Special Offer - Hawking Days 2014/2015

With less than a month to go until the Hawking Season we are giving our customers the opportunity to venture out into the great out doors at a discounted rate. During the month of October (Monday to Friday Only) join us on one of our hawking days, you will fly and handle your own hawk as we transporrt you in our 4 x 4's to our hawking ground. Practise the true art of falconry, the thrill of the chase and enjoy the opportunity of getting close to these fantastic hawks.

Half Day Hawking WAS £78.00 per person NOW £48.00 per person

Full Day Hawking WAS £122.00 per person NOW £89.00 per person

Book now to avoid disapointment. Call 01234 742362.

Special Offer - Two Hour Hawking Experience £29.00 per person (October and November only)

As a taster into the world of falconry, we offer a two hour hawking experience, during your time with us you will have the opportunity to meet our team of hunting hawks, recieve an introductory lesson in how to handle, feed and fly them before we take you out into the countryside for your hawking experience. As you walk the hawks will follow along through the trees before gliding down to your fist. A great way to spend a few hours down at the bird of prey centre.

We run this experience 7 days a week, am and pm sessions are available, call 01234 742362 for more information or to book your place.

The English School of Falconry Bird of Prey & Conservation Centre has moved to Herrings Green Farm, Cotton End Road Wilstead, Beds MK45 3DT.

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The centre is open 7 days a week from 10.00am - 5.00pm. The centre is home to over 200 birds of prey from all around the world, including many species of owls, hawks, eagles, falcons, kites and vultures.

Flying Displays

11.30 - Owls of the World

1.30pm - Birds of the World

3.30pm - Birds of the World

Each of our flying displays last for approx 30 minutes, each flying display is different, see all the birds in action as we bring them close over your heads!

Additional Activities (included in your entry price)

After the 11.30am and 3.30pm flying displays we offer visitors the opportunity to handle an owls, perfect chance to get a souvenier photos and ask the falconers any questions you may have.

2.00pm - Have a go at flying an owl or hawk.

Admission Prices

Adults £10.00

Senior Citizens £9.00

Children (3-16 years) £5.00

Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children) £25.00

Children under the age of 3 years are free

Group Rate (Parties of 10 visitors or more) £7.50 per person

1 Hour Bird of Prey Experience (not included in your entry price)

Make your visit to the bird of prey centre extra special and book in on an hours experience. You will have the opportunity to handle and fly different species of birds including owls, hawks, eagles and falcons. You are able to book in on this experience on the day of visiting or you can ring the office on 01234 742362 and book prior to visiting.

12.00pm - 1.00pm - Booking no later than 11.30am

4.00pm - 5.00pm - Booking no later than 3.30pm

Adults - £10.00

Children - £7.00

(Not suitable for children under the age of 5 years)

Our tea room and gift shop is open 7 days a week or we have a picnic area, parking is free.



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Christmas Afternoon Tea with the Owls - Available 7 days a week 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Treat yourself this Christmas to an afternoon tea with a twist. Head down to the bird of prey centre and enjoy an hour of handling and flying some of our beautiful owls; come face to face with many different species including the beautiful Barn Owl, Great Grey Owl, Tawny Owl, Eagle Owl and more,  this can take place inside or outside. This will be followed by a pot of tea and array of delicious mouthwatering cakes. Only £12.00 per person, we can also cater for childrens parties and group booking at a discounted rate. Call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766 for more details.

Opening Times & Admission
February Half Term - October 31st 10:00am-5:00pm Seven Days a Week
1st November -
1st January
10:00am-4:00pm Seven Days a Week
Admission Adults £10.00
Children £5.00
Concessions £9.00
Activities & Gifts
Corporate Entertainment
Provide all your customers with a great day out. Whether you are looking to reward performance, entertain clients, or conduct team building sessions for staff we can help.
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