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Childrens Activities

At the Bird of Prey centre, we feel it is important to encourage children to learn about birds of prey but have fun at the same time. We run various activities through the year. If you have any questions regarding any of our activities please feel free to contact us on 01234 742766 or 01234 742362.

The Young Falconers Club - We are now taking new membership to the Young Falconers club 2015

The Young Falconers Club started in 2001 and was the first of its kind to be started in the UK. Over the years we have taught many children how to handle and fly the birds as well as making it fun. The club runs for 10 months with one meeting held on the first Saturday of every month from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Over the 10 months the children will have the opportunity to take part in many different activities including:

- Learning the Falconers knot and safety.

- How to make equipment.

- Fly and handle different species of owls, hawks, eagles and falcons.

- Go out hunting with the harris hawks.

- Food preperation.

- Quizzes and competitions.

At the end of the ten months the children then go on to perform their own flying display, where we invite family members in to watch. We hold a bbq and hand out certificates of achievement. The cost for the membership is £105.00 and a sub fee of £2.00 per month is payable.

The year membership runs from January to November, please contact the centre for a membership form.

 

Junior Field Sports Club - We are now taking new membership to the Junior Field Sports Club 2015

If you are aged between 7-16years and have an interest in field sports why not join The Junior Field Sports Club. The club is run for 10 months, with one meeting held on the last Saturday morning from 10am to 12.30pm every month. Your membership to the club will allow you to have a go at many different field sports including:

Archery and Crossbows

Hunting with hawks

Air Rifles

Cours and Fly Fishing

Laser Shooting

Working Gun Dogs

Working Ferrets

Field Craft

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Membership fee is £125.00 per person, plus £2.00 per month sub fee. Call for details

The Young Falconers Club

The Young Falconers Club started in 2001 and was the first of its kind to be started in the UK. Over the years we have taught many children how to handle and fly the birds as well as making it fun. The club runs for 10 months with one meeting held on the first Saturday of every month from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Over the 10 months the children will have the opportunity to take part in many different activities including:

- Learning the Falconers knot and safety.

- How to make equipment.

- Fly and handle different species of owls, hawks, eagles and falcons.

- Go out hunting with the harris hawks.

- Food preperation.

- Quizzes and competitions.

At the end of the ten months the children then go on to perform their own flying display, where we invite family members in to watch. We hold a bbq and hand out certificates of achievement. The cost for the membership is £95.00 and a sub fee of £2.00 per month is payable.

The year membership runs from January to November, please contact the centre for a membership form.

 

Junior Bird of Prey Experiences

During the year we run experience days for children. The experiences can either be done as a full day or a half day. The children will have the opportunity to handle and fly different species of owls, hawks, eagles and falcons. Please contact the centre for more details.

 

Childrens Birthday Parties

For a party with a difference why not come to the bird of prey centre?

All inclusive price (minimum of 6 children) £9.50 per child, this includes:

- Admission to the centre.

- Goody bag.

- Guided tour of the centre.

- Flying display with the chance for the birthday child to participate.

- Hands on with two different species of birds.

- Free fly a species of owl.

- Photo opportunity for the birthday child with a bird of thier choice.

- Free admission for two adults.

Parties can be held at two different times; 11.30am or 2.30pm, we have available a banqueting hall which is made available for parties please contact the centre for availability and more details.

Food can be arranged on the day with a choice of burger and chips or fish fingers and chips at an additional charge of £3.50 per child.

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Shooting & Falconry Experience - November 15th, November 29th & December 13th 9.00am - 4.00pm

Join us for the Ultimate of all field sport experiences, the days starts at 9.00am where you will be served bacon rolls with tea/coffee and given an introduction by our professional coaches. You will go on to test your skills at clay pigeon shooting, under the guidance of the coaches have a go at shooting clays fired from a trap, compete against other members in the group, highest score wins a bottle of champagne! At 12.30pm we arrive back to the bird of prey centre where you can enjoy a seasonal home cooked lunch, which is sure to warm your tummy before we head back out into the field for an afternoon of hunting with hawks. Experience the age old art of falconry and see these amazing birds hunting together in a pack at a variety of quarry. We take a walk through the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside where you will handle and fly the hawks. The day will finish around 4.00pm where you will return to the centre for a tea/coffee. A great day out! Tickets are available to book now, £89.00 per person, call 01234 742362 to book your place.
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